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THE 



new england 

Historical and Gbnhalogicai. 

RKGISTER 



1921 



VoiAMl LXXV 




PUBLISHED BY THK SOCIETY 

AT THE UOBEHT HENRY EDDV MEMORIAL Rt)OMS 

9 ASHBUKTON PLACE, BOSTON 

1921 



CflJitor 
HENRY EDWAKIXS SCOTT 



Committee on publication 

JAMES PARKER PARMEXTER JOHN WALLACE SUTEK 

HOSEA STARR HALLOU ALFRED JOHNSON 

G. ANDREWS MOKIAHTV, Ju. OEOHGI-: lUTCHIE MARVIN 

HENRY EDWARDS SCOIT 



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THE 
NEW ENGLAND 

HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL 

REGISTER 

JANUAKV, 1921 



CHAUL1>^ KMKLIUS LAUKIAT 
By Hcv. LcwiM Wilder Hkka, M. A., of Wrllcvlry, Maas. 

C'liAULEft Faielh'8 I-^riiiAT, lK><>k>*oller, a nvidrnt ineml)cr of 
the New liiiKlanii Historic (icnoaloKical Sorirty from 1868 until 
his rosij^niition in 1874 and ajpiin from 191G until hLs death, died 
at his h(>in(\ ll'JO Hracon Str<'<^t, HnK)khn(\ Ma8J<., 12 February 
1920, in the seventy-ninth year of his age. He had been ronfinetl 
to his house since New Year's Day; but liis illnesj* was not regardo<l 
a8 critieal, and he wa.s able to consider matters of business until 
shortly before his death. 

He was born in Boston 12 January 18-12, the son of Einelius 
Ansclrn. ai.^o a native of Boston, and Martha (Foetcr) I>auriat. 
who waa l>orn at I>anraster, Ma^s.. the daughter of Benjamin and 
Martha (Shedd) Foster. 

His grandfather, Louis Anselm I^uriat, was lx)rn at Marseilles. 
France, in 17S0, and came to this country about 1800. In 1807 he 
marrie<i Samh Dennis of Salem. He was a goldl)eater by trade, 
and occupied ix building on Wm ' ' ^'* .ct. Boston, at the comer 
of Springtield Street, from alH)u: .^--: .^A). He was a distinguished 
scientist in his day, and an enthusiastic aeronaut, making the second 
ascension in a balloon ever made in this count r>'. He made many 
ascensions in this country, his forty-fifth — one of the hist — being 
on 25 August IS 12. As there were no gas mains at that time in 
the city, lie was obliged to manufacture the gas with which his 
balloons were inflated.* In the Boston Et^nitig Tranf<cript of 
5 June 1838 he is quote<i as saying: 

"It is ct^iifulmtly bclirvtMn\' that li.c t • ■ • >, 

science of aerostation will be t * to such p 

will be able to vary his course and take a direction at will so as to reach a 
given ix^nt and ili-:tance in safety and with despatch, as ships are navi- 
gated on the ocean, against contrary winds.'' 

Late in the forties he went to California, was there during the 
days of the gold rush, and had a general store at Oak Shade, Horse 
Shoe Bar, on the American River. He came back to Boston once 
more, but returned to California, and died at Sacramento in 1857. 

'There is an nrcount of Mr. Lauriat's aaccnatona in Botion Notion*, publiabed in 1&18. p. 200. 
VOL. LXXV. 1 



4 Charles Emelius Lauriat [Jan. 

Charles Emelius Lauriat attended the Phillips Grammar School in 
Boston, and on graduating found employment in William Veazie's 
bookstore, which for years was one of the best known stores of 
its kind on Cornhill. In 1860 he became connected with the book- 
store of William H. Piper tk Compan}^ which was situated at 131-133 
Washington Street, at the head of Water Street, and he remained 
with this firm for ten years, rising to the position of manager. In 
August 1872 he formed a partnership with the late Dana Estes 
under the firm name of Estes & Lauriat, publishers and booksellers, 
their bookstore being situated at 299-305 Washington Street, oppo- 
site the Old South Church. In the great Boston fire in the follow- 
ing November the building narrowly escaped destruction, the fire 
extending to the corner of Milk and Washington Streets, and it 
was deemed necessary to move the stock of books to Beacon Hill, 
in order to ensure their safety. In 1898 Mr. Lauriat took over the 
retail department of Estes ct Lauriat and formed the Charles E. 
Lauriat Company, of which he was President until his death. In 
1906 the business was moved to its present location, 385 Washing- 
ton Street. 

The business conducted by Mr. Lauriat was successful from the 
start, and the Charles K. Lauriat Comjiany became widely known 
as one of the leading bookselling liouses in the country. In the 
course of his career as a bookseller Mr. Lauriat made numerous 
trips to Europe, his first one being in 1873 in the old Cunard steamer 
Atlas. He crossed the Atlantic more than sixty times in all. He 
was one of the first American buyers to go to London to make exten- 
sive purchases of old and rare books in the London market, and 
he became a familiar figure there. 

His charming personality, distinguished figure, business ability, 
and integrity gained for him multitudes of friends, and many of the 
most prominent men in the literary, religious, and political life of 
New England a generation ago, including Oliver Wendell Holmes, 
Edward Everett Hale, Phillips Brooks, and James G. Blaine, fre- 
quented his bookstore, sought his advice, and became his patrons. 

Mr. Edwin A. Grozier, a lifelong friend of Mr. Lauriat's, in his 
newspaper, The Boston Post, of 14 February 1920, wrote: 

"By the death of Charles E. Lauriat, Boston loses a veteran 
bookseller and publisher who valued his calling as a profession — 
and, indeed, made it so. For 58 years he carried on the culturing 
and illuminating business of finding and selling the best of the world's 
hterature, and he knew every angle of the trade for which he stood 
as a mentor and guide. 

"Such a man as Mr. Lauriat does a very great public service, 
not only in making possible the possession of rare and costly books, 
but in creating an atmosphere of 'homeness' that was and is a char- 
acteristic of his store. The student is welcome there; the expert 
on first editions always feels at ease there and the great average 
booklover realizes that what Mr. Lauriat established has not been 
allowed to depart. 

"The frequenter of his bookstore will feel a loss in seeing no more 
the stalwart and kindly presence of Charles E. Lauriat.'' 



1921] Friends^ Records at Berwick, Me. 5 

At the time of his d^'atli Mr. J.iiuriat was the oldest active book- 
seller in \\\i\ trade in Boston. 

For thirty-four years Mr. Lauriat was a director of the John 
Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company of Boston, and for many 
years he was the senior member of the board. In the New lOngland 
Historic (Ienea]o<^ical Society he was a member of the Committee 
on Sale of Publications for the years 1917, 1918, and 1919, and was 
appointed by \\\v. Council for a fourth year on this committee the 
day before he died. He was a member of the Boston Art Club and 
of the Unitarian Club, and was for forty years active in the Second 
Church in Boston, sei-vinp on its Standing Committee. To this 
church the members of his family liave presented a memorial tower 
clock, which was installed with appropriate exercises on 29 May 
1920. In politics Mr. Lauriat was a Republican. Besides his Brook- 
line residence he had a summer home at Squirrel Island, Me. 

Mr. Lauriat married, 1.'? November 1SG7, Harriet Fidelia Pape, 
dau;;liter of Cyrus and Susan Klvira Page of Bedford, Mass., who 
survives him, together with three children, Susan Foster, wife of 
Professor Alfred Church Lane of Tufts College, Charles E. Lauriat, 
Jr., who succeeds his father as President of the Company, and 
Blanche, wif(» of Geor«;(; W. Chandler of New York. 



RECORDS OF THE SOCIETY OF FRIENDS 
AT BERWICK (NORTH BERWICK), ME. 

[Continued from vol. 73, page \2^] 

[Recohdsof thh Hehwick Monthly Meeting: I, 1S02-1832, continued*] 

20, 11 mo. 180"). Our Fstocmcd friend Able Thomas attcndod this meet- 
ing, with a certificate from the nionthl}- meeting of monallen Indorsed by 
the (Quarterly meeting of warrington, Pensylvania, Expressive of their 
unity with him as a minister — also our Esteemed friend Amos Tx?e, with 
a certificate from the monthly meeting of Exeter, Pensylvania, Expressive 
of their unity with him as a minister. [47] 

To Vassalhoro monthly meeting. Jedcdiah Jepson having Removed 
with his family within the compass of your monthh' meeting, he, with his 
wife Margeret, and their children, Susanna, Mary, Lewis, Lydia, Abner, 
Judith, Oliver, Margeret, t^ Elizabeth, are members of this meeting. Said 
Susanna and Mary, being of adult ^ge. appear clear of Marriage Engag- 
ments. We recommend the said fa mil v. On behalf of Berwick monthlv 
meeting, 28, 2 mo. 1800. Paul Rogers, Elizabeth Neal, Clerks. [50] 

28, 2 mo. 1806. Benjamin Fry hath l^een in the practice of using profane 

*The records of the Ber'WTck Monthly Meetinp were kept in large books, separate from the 
so-called "Record of Membership" and the marriage certificates. The first of these books begins 
with the meeting of 25, 7 mo. 1802 and ends with the meeting of 25, 5 mo. 1832. Abstracts have 
been made for this article of such entries in these books as contain historical information of im- 
portance, removal certificates, or other material useful in genealogical research. The figures in 
brackets that follow the abstracts refer to the pages of the original records where the respective 
entries may be found. 



6 Friends^ Records at Berwick, Me. [Jan. 

language, and, he being gone from us, the clerk is Directed to forward a 
coppy of tliis minute to Vassalboro montlily meeting, where we are Informed 
the said Benjamin Resides. [51] 

To the monthly meeting of Falmouth. John Rogers being gone to Reside 
within the compass of jxur monthly meeting, ho is a member of our meet- 
ing, and we know not but that he is clear of marriage 1-^ngagments amongst 
us We Recommend him. Given forth at a monthly meeting held at 
Berwic[k], 28, 3 mo. ISOG. Paul Rogers, Clerk. [52] 

To Vassalborough monthly meeting. Elizabeth \'arney and her sons 
Ephraim and Ebenezar and Daughter mary having Removed to settle in 
the compass of your meeting and Requested our certificate for themselves 
and two younger children of said Elizabeth, namly, Richard and Jona- 
than,* they being all members of our meeting and clear of marriage Engage- 
ments, we Reccommcnd them. On behalf of Berwick monthly meeting 
held 28, 3 mo. l.S(XJ. Raul Rogers, Elizalxith Xeal, Clerks. [53) 

To Vassalborough monthly meeting. Olxxiiah Hussey has Removed 
within the compass of your monthly meeting. He is a member of our 
meeting and clear of marriage engagments. We Recomend him. In 
behalf of Berwic[k) monthlv nux'ting lield 28, 3 mo. 1S0(>. Raul Rogers, 
Qerk. [53] 

28, 3 mo. 180G. Thadcus Morrel has married out of the order of friends 
to a woman not of our Society. He is disowned. [53] 

To Windham monthly meeting. Samuel ^'arney having Removed 
with his family to settle in the compass of your meeting, he, with his wife 
Mary, and their children, Abigail, Joseph, and Mercy, are members of our 
meeting, and we Reccommcnd them. On lx»half of a monthly meeting 
held at Berwick, 23, 5 mo. ISOG. Paul l^»gors. Clerk. [oG] 

25, 7 mo. 180G. Christopher IliiS'iey 2d is disowned. [59] 

To Vassalborough monthly meeting. Stephen Hussey 3*^ and Elizabeth 
his wife hath Removed within the verge of your monthly meeting. They 
are members of our meeting and we Recommend them. Given forth at 
a monthly meeting of friends at Benvick, 25, 7 mo. ISOG. Paul Rogers, 
Clerk. [59] 

25, 7 mo. ISOG. We arc favoured with the company of our Beloved 
friend Wiliam Crotch from in great Britain, accompanied by our 
friends Wiliam Rotch (from) new U'dford <fc James Arnold from Provi- 
dence — also our belovtnl friend Enoch Darling from the state of new york, 
accompanied by our friend Wiliam Mitchel from Nine partners. [GO] 

Our beloved friend Malietable Jenkins lias for some time had a prosjKJCt 
of paying a Religious visit to friends at Nine partners in the state of New 
York and some adjacent meetings, and, notwithstanding her advanced 
age, we leave her at liberty to proceed, she being a minister in good Esteem. 
On behalf of Berwick monthlv meeting, state of Mas^achu-setts, 22, 8 mo. 
1806. Paul Rogers, Ehzabeth Neal, ClerLs. [Gl] 

26, 9 mo. 1806. Betty Been is received into membership. [63] 

26, 12 mo. 1806. Our friend Mahitable Jenkins, having Returned to us, 
produced a certificate from the Quarterly meeting at Nine partners, Dated 
5, 11 mo. 1806, Expressive of their satisfaction with her labours of love 
in that meeting and most of the meetings constituting it. [65] 

To Durham monthly meeting. Jacob Buffum, having Requested a 
Removal Certificate to your meeting, is a meml)er of our meeting and clear 
of marriage engagements as far as appears. We Recomend him. On 
behalf of Berwick monthly meeting held 26, 12 mo. 1806. Paul Rogers, 
Clerk. [65] 

27, 2 mo. 1807. Timothy Varney, Jun^, Desires friends approbation 

*In the records of 28, 2 mo. 1806 Richard and Jonathan are said to be minors. [51] 



1921] Friends' Records at Berwick, Mr. 7 

to proceed in marriage with Abigail ^Scribrirr. a member of Sandwicli monthly 
meeting. ((JO] ( Vide infra.] 

27, 2 mo. 1S()7. St<'phen (Ireen, who prfxiin'od a rnimite from 5Wbrook 
monthly nuu-ting Datvd lo, 3 mo. l.SI)-t, having served out hi.s ai)j)renti.-hip 
and gone from us, the clerk ia Directed to furnish 8<* Seebrook meeting with 
a coppy of thi.'* inimit<'. \()7] 

27, .*i mo. bs()7. I'lu' friend(.s) app<jinted to Inspect the clearness of Timoy 
Varney, Jun*", Keport that (theyj l>)ont find anything to hinder his proceed- 
ing in rn.'irria^rc' as j)roposcd. he being a meml)or of this meeting and clear 
of marriage l.ngagmcnts among u.^ and having conM'nt of parents. The 
clerk is Directed to furnish Sandwich monthly meeting with the nece:*sary 
lOxtracts from our miniiti'<. [<)7j [Vith' sujtrn.] 

27 [sic, ? 171, i "!'>• 1^>7. Knoch IVaslee is disowned. (OS) 

To Va.ssallK)rough monthly meeting. IIan.son Hussey He(}uests a Re- 
moval certifirnte to your i; He is a meml)er of our : ' s, and 

clear of marriage lOngagmci.: <ng u:^, as far as ap|x»ars. \\ i u. . iinrnd 

him. Given forth at a monthlv nui'ting held at lierwick 17, 4 mo. 1S07. 
Paul Rogers, Cl.'rk. [♦'.•»1 

17, 4 mo. l.S(}7. Julin Roberta has married out of the order of friends, 
and. b<Mng Remove<l far from us, he is Di.s<)wne<i. 109) 

29, o mo. 1S()7. David Morrel, .son of .\bniham Slorrel. having married 
out of tlie order of friendjs] and Innng liemoveii far from us, is disowntKl. 
(71] Josiah Morrel, son of Winthrop Morrel. going out in marriage contrary 
t^) our Mstabhshed order and now Removeil far fn)m us, is disowned. |71) 
l*aul llussey, having gone out in marriage by a Justice of jwace to a woman 
who is a meml)er and stands in the Relation of a first cou.sen, is disowned. 
[72| Ahijah Husscy, having Removed far from us and married out of the 
order of friends, is disowned. (72) 

To Vjissalborough monthly meeting. Rowland Fry having Removed 
with his family to settle in the compass of your meeting, he and his wife 
Judith, with their two sons David and James and their Daughter Alice 
0)eing minors), are all memU^rs of our meeting, whom we Recommend. 
Dn behalf of our monthly meeting held at Berwick, 26, G mo. 1807. Paul 
.Rogers, Clerk. (73) 

2t3, G mo. 1S()7. A communication Ls received from Vassallx)ro monthly 
meeting, dated 20, 5 mo. 1807, stating that John Purinton, a minor, a mem- 
ber of Berwick mi^ithly meeting, has joine<l with the train band. (73) His 
acknoledgment is accepted l)y Herwick monthly meeting. 25, mo. 1SU7. (76) 

24, 7 mo. 1807. Daniel Fry is Restored to membership. [74] 

24. 7 mo. 1S07. Wo are favoured with the company of our beloved friend 
William Flanner, with a Certificate from the monthly meeting of Newgarden, 
North Carolina, Ilxpressive of their unity with him as a minister; also our 
beloved friend Stc^i^hen Gardner, companion to our aforesaid friend, who 
produced a cojipy of a minute from New garden Quarterly meeting. (74] 

25. 9 mo. 1807. Mary Hussey, formerly Estes, and Sarah Cutten, formerly 
Bunker, are disowned. (7(>] 

IG, 10 mo. 1S07. The acknoledgment of Ephraim Allen, who had married 
out of the order of friends to a woman not of our Society, is accepted. (77] 

22, 1 mo. 1808. Two letters are received from our aged friend Mary 
Mitchcl. (79] 

25, 3 mo. 1808. Jedediah Morrell, son of John Morrell, who went from 
here when a child to Reside in the compass of Falmouth monthly meeting 
and now Requests a Removal Certificate, is Recomended, and the clerk 
is Directed to forward therto a Coppj- of this minute. (81] 

25, 3 mo. 1808. Peter Morrell Requests the Care of friends for his grand- 
son, Abraham Morrell, a minor. (81] 





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g Friends' Records at Ihrwick, ■/ (Jan 

From our monthly mectinR hold at Monkton. 4, 2 mo. 1S()S. To Bomick 

monthly meeting. 'Abraham Brown, n minor, hath ^: ! '' ' 

in the vcrpe of your meeting: he boi"" -^ fiMr.il)or . _: : 
Reccommend him.' James Austin 3<*, < .tercd in the . . ;' 

22, 4 mo. 1808.1 [83] ., , , „ , , 

To Berwick monthly meeting. >T.wTr..M. 7T...fv ■ •.f«M!rmfy»ting, 

being about to Kemove within the : r . i n irriftitp 

engagments as far as ap|x*an». liy 1 

Windham, 20, S mo. 1SU7. Noah K. 

of 24, G mo. 1808.) (.S,^)) 

29, 7 mo. 1808. Hannah M«fMirr. i i?* di '.] 

29. 7 mo. ISOS. Jn- -i ■ »■ -i ^' rtv 

produced a minute gi\ •: : , \ 

boro monthly meeting. i.v>) 

19, 8 m(». 1.80S. \' ' . Mnrr'u, n nMn««r, j;; fi iVifT Mnm-il, 

is received :us a men 

19, 8 mo. 1808. Uavid MorrelV arknoledgment lit nccrptrd and he in 
accepted into ni' ' ' ' 

19, 8 mo. IS'' '. wife nf David Mt»nTl, Jun*". i^ rrcehtd 

into raemlKTship. (80) 

To V; " * '' ' >f. : K« ?i Htr-'V, .In- ' i« mg 

about to K •' . tni'i-x «'i y«'tir iin«'i»ig. and 

he and his wife Judith and their m.* Scunh. Hhnda. Huth. A 

anna, b- ' ' ' : 

as far !i> ..,., 

23, 9 mo. 1S()8. Paul 

2.'). 11 mo. bsas. Ptur SU.tiil I f 

of his grandson, .\bnim Nt-^r.! he . . m 

apprentice. He. l)oinif a ' r <if lb I 

To SeebrtKik r 

parts when a n.... . . - ;. ... .. 

of our meeting and since i th«» « 

of your meeting. Inking st. 

as far as ai>{K'.'irs. \se !!■ .. t^t^tym. t...Miiiwj, . 

me(Uing, 2o, 11 mo. IN 

23, 12 mo. l.s(KS. IVlrr 
meeting, in c^' - to proct.n-i.i lii . .• vnin ..hhwum ii< • i 

of that meet. *\ 

23, 12 mo. I8as. Josiah Morrcll, Jun'. and " 

that thev have —■ i ■ • ' -^ ^ 

the Rule of I)i . 

accepteii. and they arc Keceive<i into m« 

24. 2 mo. ls()9. Sarah. ■ ■'' • « > r■J■^.^^ y^i^,j ^^arah, wUc ui ;>efwun 
Morrel. are acceptetl into i 

T() vassalboro monthly meetmg. Jcdediah Hui»cy, having Removed 
within the (' ^ a member of our meeting and 10 

clear of mai: us as far aH appears. We Iteccom- 

mend him. Given forth at a monthlv meeting of friends held at licmick, 

24, 3 mo. 1809. Paul I: ^" "•'' 

21, 4 mo. 1S09. Jan aber of this meeting. Son of JoFhua 

Buffum, Decea«d^ being a minor and not under Kuardian.ship, having gone 
into the compass of V:i " '' * . '- -t^-<l 

a minute, and the clei ^ .siih 

a coppy of this minute. [95] 

21, 4 mo. 1809. Susanna Morrell i^ accepted into membership. (951 

•In the recorda of 22. 4 mo. ISOS this Hiram Huasey b Mid to be a minor. [S3] 



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lUiip of Klijah Jc|>ton, formerly a i; 

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2<>. 7 mo. ISn Paul Gcniusp »•* r*s^iM>.! 

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:-. 10 mo. ISIl.* John nod. [1201 

IN. 10 mo. ISll. Nahum ' '• - • '•' » 

of his ohiUIr'*" V' -''•••- -• i ^^,ij,. .\i«.v:i:.j .-co 

them into M. 

IS, 10 mt). isil. V 1 Purinton reiiuo>ts a removal certiJicate to 

VassalUirovigh Mo Mc< >] 

29, 11 mo. IMl. 1 ipjwinted in the case of William Purinton 's 



10 Friends' Records at Beruyick, Me. [Jan. 

Certificate Report they think it most propper to send hiin one to Falmouth 
Monthly Meeting, he having Returned to them [as follows]: To Falmouth 
Monthly Meeting. Whereas William Purinton came here an Apprentice 
to Abner Rogers, Recommended as a Member of your fleeting, and, as 
his said Master deceased before he was free, he has since Returned to you 
while a Minor, and being still a member of our society, we Recommend 
him. By order of a Monthly Meeting held at Berwick, 29, 11 mo. 1811. 
Joshua Jenkins, Clerk. [121] 

29, 11 mo. 1811. David Morrell. j*".. Requests the care of friends for his 
two sons, Ivevi <fe numi)hrcy, [andj they are rec^ into Membership. (121) 

To Berwick Mo Mcetc. Isaac \'arney, J""., now residing amongst you, 
Requests a Removal Certificate to you. He is a Member of our Meeting 
and clear of Marriage engagements amongst us. We Recommend him. 
On behalf of Dover Mo MoetR held at I^K-hester, 2(), 2 mo. 1812. Richard 
Dame, Clerk. [Entered in the records of 27, 3 mo. 1812.] |123] 

27, 3 mo. 1812. Abraham Jepson Requesting a few lines to falmouth 
Monthly Meeting, he being a Memlx?r of this Meeting, the Clerk is directed 
to forward to s^ falmcjuth Mo Meet* a coppy of this minute. [123] 

To Dover Mo Meeting. James Xeall, liaving reciuested our certificate 
signify^ his clearne.'^s to proceed in Marriage with Content Sawyer, a Mem- 
ber of your M(TtK, he being a Member of our miH't*, no objection appears. 
Given at a Montlily Meet« held at Berwick, 17, 4 mo. 1812. Joshua Jenkins, 
Clerk. [123] 

29, 5 mo. 1812. l']noch Pea^^lee hath Married out of the order of friends 
to a Woman who is not a Meml)er of our Society. [121] 

To Sandwich Mo M('(>ting. Jonathan Bufi"um, having Hecjuested our 
Certificate Shewing h'\< clearness to proceed in Marriage with Sally Baset, 
a Member of your Meeting, is clear of Marriage engagement's amongst us 
for what apjx^ars. By order of a Monthly Meeting held at Berwick, 26, 
6 mo. 1812. Joshua Jenkins, Clerk. [124] 

26, mo. 1812. We were favoured with the company of our beloved 
friend Mathew Franklin, with a Certificate from New York Mo Mec;ting 
bearing date of 8, 4 mo. 1812. and alx) our friend Nehemiah Merret, with 
a coppy of a minute from sd MtM'tis. [125] 

To Berwick Mo MtM'ting. Where as Nanthan [tfic] Han.*ion propo.^es 
to lay his Intention of Marriage lM?fore your meeting with Lydia Allen, a 
member of your Meeting, he is a Member of (jur Meeting and ai)iK'ars clear 
of Marriage Engagements among us and hath con.sent of Parents. From 
Seabrook Mo Meeting held at Almsburv. 10, 7 mo. 1812. Jo.scph Phill- 
brick, C'k. [Entered in the records of 24', 7 mo. 1812.] [125] 

To Dover Mo Meeting. John Plummer having gone to reside amongst 
you in order to serve an Apprenticeship with Tobias Evans, he being 
a Member of our Meeting, we recommend him to your care. By 
direction of a Mo Meets held at Berwick, 24, 7 mo. 1812. Joshua Jenkins, 
clerk. [^5] 

24, 7 mo. 1S12. We are favoured with the company of our Beloved 
aged Friend Elijah Hoag, with Certificate from Monkton Mo IMeeting. [126] 

To Monkton Monthly Meeting. Abraham BrowTi, who came Rec- 
comeded as a Member of your meeting sometime past, now having Re- 
moved back to 3'ou again, is a member of our Meeting and is clear of Marriage 
Engagements amongst us. We recommend him. Bv direction of a Monthly 
Meeting held at Ber\\4ck, 21, S mo. 1812. Joshua Jenkins, clerk. [127] 

To Wi^^^^ip™; Montlily IMeeting. David Morrell, Jr., having removed 
to Cornish within the Limmits of your Meeting & Requesting our certificate 
for himself & Anne his wife & their children, Levi, Humphrey, EUzabeth, 
& Lydia, we therefore certify that they are ]\Iembers of our fleeting. We 



1 021 1 Friemh' Rrrords at Berwick, Me. 11 

Kecornniend them. By direction of a montlilv McH'tiiiR held at Bcnvick, 

21, 8 mo. 1812. Joshua Jenkins, Kliznlx-lh Neall, Clerks. [127| 

21, S mo. 1812. John IIusm'v Hecjuests the care of friends for his son, 
Paul Hiissey. This Meeting accepts him into Membership. {127| 

2r>, \) mo. 1812. The Certificate piven in favour of William Purintoii 
to Falmouth Mo Meet* being IJcturned, he, having Removed to \'a<-:il- 
borouKli, requests a Kenioval Certificate to that Meeting. |128| 

2r>, 12 mo. 1812. Knoch V ■ ' - ackm. ' ' - that he has k({)t r m- 
pany with a W(jman not an of ou: y in order for marri:;-' . 

and his acknowledgment is accepted. (129) 

'io the monthly meeting of friends at Vas.*:al! ^ h. William Purintc.n. 
being Hem<»ved within the ComjMiss of your i. _^^. is a memU'r of our 

meeting and is clear of marriage Kngagments amongst us as far as appears. 
We Me((,inmend him. On Ix'half of liiTwick monthly meeting held 25, 
12 mo. IM2. Paul Rogers, Clerk at this time. [l.'iO) 

To \'assallK)rough Slonthly Meeting. Kbenezer Varney, having Re- 
moveil to Fairfax within Verge of Yo "" ' s.* is a ^' ' r of our Mctt- 
ing and is clear of Marriage enga^' . ingst i. .vr as apinar-. 

VVc Recommend him. On belud/ of a *Monthlv Sleeting held at Berwick, 

22, 1 mo. 1813. Joshua.!. ' ^ ' ' " :i] 

To IViends of Kalm<»utli i ;;. Abraham Jepson, a Member 

of our Meeting, haveing removed within the Verge of your NIceting, Ls clear 
of MarriaiTf cn^at^ements amongvt u^ as far as a; We Recommend 

him. By (iircdinn of a Monthly Meeting held ut k, 22, 1 m . IM.'i. 

Joshua Jenkins, Clerk. (131) 

To S<'abrook Mo McN-ting. By RiMjuest of M< plun Jenkins, a nK-mbrr 
of our Me<'ting. we have niade Ijujuiry resj)ecting his clearness to proceed 
in Marriage with Jemima Green, a member of your Meeting. He appears 
to be clear of Marriage (Micacements amongst us «t hath con>ent of I'arent-'. 
By direction of our Monthlv Meeting lield at li<Twick. 1»V 4 mo. 1813. 
Joshua Jenkins, Clerk. (i:i3| ' 

20, f) nio. 1813. Paul ITu<<ey V ing a Certificate to Falmouth 

Monthly Meeting of his right of Men .j) with us, the Clerk is directed to 

forward to said Sleeting a coppy of this minute. (1311 

23, 7 mo. 1813. Have had the company of our Beloved Friend Abel 
Thomas, with a coppv of a Minute from Monallen Mo Meeting, dated 17, 
3 mo. 1813. [134] 

To Harlem Monthly Met^tiiiir. Timothy Hussey having removed with 
his family withiii the I.inunits of your Meeting, he and Abigail his Wife <fc 
Cynthy their Daughter are Meml>ers of our Meeting. We Recommend 
them. By direction of our Monthly Meeting held at Benvick, 26, 11 mo. 
1813. Joshua Jenkins, Lydia Ropers, Clrks. (137) 

To Windham Monthly Meeting. Shadrach Hasty, having Requested 
to be Annexed to your ^Ieeting. is a meml^er of our Meeting. We know 
of no Marriage I'niiagements here away. We Recommend him. By 
direction of a monthlv Mtx^ting held at Bervvick, 25, 2 mo. 1814. Joshua 
Jenkins, Clerk. (139) 

25, 3 mo. 1814. Elijah Roberts has Married out of the order of Friends. 
(139) 

25, 3 mo. 1814. Giddeon Mollinex attended this Meeting, with a Certi- 
ficate from Plains Monthlv Meeting in the Count v of Ulster in New York, 
dated 20, 10 mo. 1813. [140) 

22, 4 mo. 1814. The committee in the case of Elijah Roberts reports that 
the Woman to whom he is Married is his first Cousin. He is disowned. [140) 

•On 29, 4 mo. 1S03 Ehcnezcr Varnoy appears in these records as "havinR gone to reside within 
the limits of Vassalborough Monthly Meeting." (13] 



12 Inscriptions at Bakersficid, Vt. [Jan. 

To Sandwich Mo Meeting. Paul Gennis, having Removed to the limmits 
of your Meeting, is a member of our meets «fc is clear of Marriage engage- 
ments amongst us. We recommend him. By direction of a mgnthly 
Meeting held at Berwick, 22, 4 mo. 1814. Joshua Jenkins, Clerk. |141] 

22, 4 mo. 1S14. James BufTum Reciuests .'^ome Lines to Salem Monthly 
Meeting, signifying his right of Membership, also Benajah lUitTum, they 
being gone to Beside within the Limmit.*^ of s^* Meet« for a space of time, 
&, no objection appearing, the Clerk is directed to forward to s<* Mcet« a 
coppy of this minute. (141) 

22, 4 mo. 1814. Mary Varney attended this Meeting, with a Certificate 
from Starksboro' Mo MeetR, dated o, 11 mo. 1813; also Ruth Meeler (?| 
as companion [to] the sd Marry; also James .Vu^tin. with a coppy of a minute 
from Farcsburgh Mo Meet^?, l)earinK date 21), 12 mo. 1M3. [141) 

27, 5 mo. 1814. Mary Rolx^rts, formerly Hanson, is disowned. [142] 
24, 6 mo. 1814. Wilham Bean Retjuesting the Care of Friends for three 
of his children, Daniel, Othniel, A: James, they are Received as members 
of this meeting. (14.'i] 

To Seabrook Monthly Meeting. Ilir:"- V< M Tf 'Tiie.^ting a Certificate 
in order to proceed in Marriage with 1 . a meml>or of your 

Meeting, he is a member of this Meeting (V clear oi Marriage eng.igements 
amongst us for what ajnH»ars. lU* r'- •• n of a Monthly Meeting held 
atBerwick, 21, 10 mo. 1M4. Joshua . >. Clerk. 111')! 

23, 12 mo. 1814. Jonhn (^] Rage, now rcsideing within the I.immits of 
Vassalborough Monthly >' •• - ^ -■■■-^ !' * ! a minute there to 
signifying his right of Slen <t of this Me<'ting <% 
no objection ap|x»aring, the Clerk is directed to forward to said Yassalb*» 
Mo Meeting a coppy of this minute. |I47] 

(To be continued) 



INSCRIPTIONS IN THE TO\VS CEMHTERY 
AT THE VILLAGE OF BAKERiSFlLLD, VT. 

Copied and communicated by HF.RnEirr Williams Dekio, \. M., 

of New York City 

(Continued from vol. 74, page 319) 

Ephraim Maynard Died Aug. 19, 18oG, Aged 85 Years.* 
Frank William Little Son of Frank B. <fe Martha I. Maynard Aug. 31, '04. 
Mar. 15, 'U7. [Son of Frank Burton and Martha Lsadore fDavis) May- 
nard. b. Aug. 31, 1904, d. Mar. 15, 1907, a. 2 years, months, 15 days.) 
Hannah 0. Daughter of Ephraim <fc Bet^y Maynard. Died Nov. 2lBt 

• 1S2S. Aged 13 years. . . . 
In memory of Harriet Maynard who died Aug. 30th 1822. ag'd 20 mos. 
Also an Infant who died Dec. 4th 1822 aged 4 days. 
Daughtrs of Samuel <fc Maria Maynard 
Harrison 1837-1904 [Harrison S., son of Calvin and C. (Jackson) Maynard, 
b. Jan. 14, 1837. d. Aug. 7, 1904, a. 67 years, 7 months, 3 days.] 
Rhoda 1836-1909. [Rhoda M., dau. of James and Amy (Ripley) 

•In an adjoining lot markers for children of Ephraim Majrnard read as follows: "Betsey." "In- 
fant." "Mary J.," "Stillman," "Horace H." 



ig21| Imcriptions at Baker nficld, Vt. 13 

Johnson, b. at Franklin, Vt., Dor. 10. is^s. d. Anr. 1. lOOO. n. 71 
ycarH. 4 months. 13 days.)* 
Jfun. ^* ' '■ '" ■ id; Vt. Apr. IJ, iNrj, May [><>n 

ui .^ :. . i .. . ... :.:ird, a. M veai>, 1 month, 1- .. , 

His Wife Autr-nia H. Shattuck, Born Haker.slield; Vt. Feb. 9, 1818, 

Juno 2\\ ls.'>r,. 
(invlard H. Son of J. 4c A. H. .Mavnard July 19, 1855, Oct. 20, 1860. 
Sunih A. Dau. of J. k A. H. Maynard, May 6, 1838, Jan. 30, 1871. 
John M ; 

li ;;i Kp"u!... tTT' y'^^'^ 

Their Dau. Khza K. 1 

JoNM* K. Mnyniird lM)s-l.sui. JS>n nf John and M. ! 'h 

(Know!.-*) Sliiynurd -! T'.-l. n i<qi .. v- v.-.r> in ... .;.;;i.i, 
15 days.) 

W iS r*^ nf J«-v«r K. 

Lucy(i (Dau. nf \Vm. and Ik?t»'*ey Giddinjp*, d. 

July lo, ls7.>. a. t>4 ywirs, i\ n 

In Memory of .Mr. John Maynard. \v^ ' ''h ls21. a^ed 34 years. 

JuliHS.dnur.of WmT. A- I,. S. Mavi. IMl, A^rilOy.'*. 4: 2 m. 

Maine C. Mrlinany, Wife of M>mn li. Mayn.inl. .Mar. 24. 11HJ7, Age 39 

Years. |.Mary Kliz^ilH-th, dau. of Ja: -id Mli/al)eth (O'Nile) 

Mc.Nany, b. Dec. 'Tl. I^»W. n. 3S yean*. th**, 2 day.**.! 

In Memory of Mrs. ' * ird who died March 3rd Ls22 a|?ed 57 

years. Cons- ^* < jnicu *iiuynard. 

Orlando .Maynarti 

His Wife Flora A. Doane 1860-1911. (Flora Anlrlia. dau. of Henj. 
Doane, b. Aug. 19, 1859, d. Dec. 21, 1911. a. 52 yeiirn, 4 months, 3 
d.i}'s.| 
Orra S. Mnynard Died Aug. 21, 1886. .iC. 3 mV k 7 d'ys. 
Patty P. daughter of Kdward <k Sarah Ma>'nard died April 25, 1S09 aged 4 

years. 
Simon Mavnard 1779-1S53 |b. in Oakham. Mass.) 

Phe'lH\ wife of Simon ^* ; • • • .-h. 23. IMO ArccI aS Years. 

In Memory of Stephen Mav:... . . , i Feb. 7. 1>I3 aged 5.S years. 

Willev Davis little Son of' Frank B. k Martha I. Maynard Sept. 17, 1907 
Julv 1. 1011. (Willie Davis M !. a. 3 yean*, 9 months, 28 day.^.] 

Wm T. .Mjivnard Died Jan. 3. ISSJ _ Y'rs 

Luana S. Wife of WmT. Maynard Died July 16, 1894, A\. 84 Y'b. 
(Dau. of David and I>ouis [sic] Foster, b. in Massachusetts, a. 84 
years. 7 months, 2 da vs.] 
An Infant Daiiph: of Wm. T. k L. S. Mavnard died Dec. 31. 1840. 
Our H:il>ies Infant Children of .M. H. ^V: M. V. Mayniird Honi k Died May 14, 
iSi).'). (Twins, children of Mvron and Mame Maynard. 'I ^\ \y 15, 
1895. a. 1 dav.) 
Sadie J. Mead Died Sept. 30, 1899. M. 21 Y"n«. Daughter of D. M. k 

J. M. .Mead. 
i:mma J. Brewer Wife of L. W. Miner Died July 13. 1886 /E. 29 Y^'rs. [Dau. 
of Ix^istor and Mary Ann Brewer, b. in Berkshire, Vt., a, 29 years, 1 
miMith, 13 days.) 
A. J. Minor 1SV2-1915 (.\l\'in John, son of John and Lurmtha (Warres) 
Minor, d. July 11, 1915, a. 63 years. 3 months, 19 days.) 

His Wife Sovign Chase 1862-1000 (Lucv S., dau. of Vanness and D. 
(Stratton) Cha.<e. b. Oct. 22, ISOJ, d. Oct. 3, 1900, a. 46 yean^, 11 
months, 19 days.) 

*SIm wms wife of Harrison S. Maynard. 



14 Inscriptions at Bakcrsfield, Vt. [Jan. 

Walter W. son of L. J. c^' L. M. Minor Died June 17, 1900 /K. 10 \Vk>. [Son 

of Leo and Laura M. (Stratton) Minor, a. 2 montli^. 12 days.] 
[Mary Mitchell, see inscription to Elizabeth F. B. Northrop.| 
Albert, son of Harry & Amanda Montague, died Aur. 2. 1S33. ageii 1 yenr 

& 3 davs. 
Amanda. Wife of Harrv Montague, Died Sept 10. 1S46. Aged 39 years. 

[Emily M. (Ilazcltino) M ' • den. S. H. Hazcltine.) 

[Rev.'H. J. Moore, .^tf jr/ , . - . Hazeltine.) 

John D. Moore, Aped 66 Y'rs. May 2. 18U1. ISon of Holland and Sarah 
Moore, b. at >' Morv, ^'t.. a. »'' ' nths. l davs.) 

His Wife Co:. i... JO. 59 YV. . . 16. 1S92. (Dau. of 

Jesse Knowles and Lucy (Taylor) Maynard, d. Dec. 1, 1892, a. 50 
years. 6 month.*^. 21 " 
Gertie M. Dau. of J. 1 ... . L. Moort», Ar.. 19 Y'rs. l>c. 16, ISOL 

[b. in Cambridge, Vt., a. 18 vearw, 11 months, 5 da>'v, «ingle.| 
Mvrtie A. /K. 'A Y'rs Sept. 13. 'lM>5. 
Willie T. /E. 1 Yr. Mar. 6, iMis. 
Georgie E. -E. 4 Y'rs. Sept. 3, 1873. 
Crayton M. -E. 23 Y'rs Mar. 5, 1^77 

Children of J. 1). A: C. L. \T'-.ro 
Delia, Wife of James Morreli. Bom Dec. 9. IN 1 IVc. 2,5, 1864. 

Abigail daughter of Daniel k Sarah L. Morw. Di IMI. Aged 4 

days. 
Adelia Ahnini daughter of Ama«a & Miriam V. Morx? died August ^T). 1833, 

aged 2 vtar-. 
George W.sonof D.uu- . iv Sarah L. Morwdicd J • ! I*v4.>agrd 2mnfi A2d«. 

M<»r\vay 
Homer S. Mon\av Sent. 29. 1852- Aug. « 

His Wife Jennie I -^ ' Nov. 20. - i.. 7, ISIK) (Dau. of 

Chauncy and D-. ;, h a! \^ ie, Vt.. a. 38 yearn, 2 

months. Ks da>'?.) 
His Wife HI: ' *^' ... 1^ 

Beatrices. .\ ,.r. 8. 1^ ].t. 28, 1S9S. 

Zaidec Dau. of W. M. tV .M. L. Naramore, Died June 4, 1874. Al. 4 y'rw 8 

mo's it 14 d's. 
Chariest 

[Charles H. Nichols, see inMripiion to Relxrca Burr Sturgen.) 
[Charlotte A. Nichols, see inscription to liebecca Burr Sturgees.) 
Frank § 
John Nichols Died Mav 10, 1856. X.. 68 Y"r». 

Charlotte Wife of Juhn N ' ' ' ' ^' 27, 1891. .E. 93 Y*r». 
[Dau. of lA-wis and Ha VMn.tt. b. at Petersham, 

Mass., a. 93 3'ears. 5 montbi, 13 da cd by broken hip.| 

Charles W. ^ ' ' * ' Ian. 2' " .L. U7 Vrs. (.<<.n of John 

and Charl . . . . . !» at \. toAr. Nt.i-- a r.7 v»ar.>- 3 

months, 5 days, single.] 
[S^tc aliio iti> to Cha 

Abner Niles Co. I ^ r, Tnf _ 

listed Jan. 64. 
Lizzie C. Wife of Herbert Nile.-, died Mav 1. iNSl. Ln her ol, V. 
Pearl Dau. of H. & L. C. ^-^ ^ .1?' -l AT>r. 21, 1881. 
Sahnon T. Niles Died 1S[ 

His Wife Mary Died July 26, l.ssO. M. 74 Y'rs. 

•He died at Watcr\ ille. Vt. 

tThis is the date of birth. 

♦Charles Nichols, a young child, buried in the lot of J " I- 

§Frank Nichols, a young child, buried in the lot of Jc. 



10211 ' liakersfiM, Vt. 15 

Marion Dau. of F. J. & B. L. Norrii* 1907-1912. (Mahon ChiM, dau. of 

rrurik T u.l I l^ (Chaae) Norrw, b. in licrbihire, Vt.. July 30. 

l\^>7,i\. July \, . . ._ J 
KlimlHth K. B. Northn.p .Apr. 3. 1846. Mar. 17, u. of Jonathan 

' ■ p. b. in Fairfield, Vt.,il. March 11, 1M>4,». 

1. . , . ^ 

M.iry .M July U, 1S(W. 

Krcct4'il by .NUn. Jtjiu^Uian ' m mcmor>' of 

h'T mother an»l . ....g..;. r. 
Xiittini^* 
1 1 (9 aod Ahial. 

••^ }f^, a. ;. 

Khmt^I i K. a. and Axy (Kimball) Nut- 

♦ : ; 1 ,1.... I 

CI ■ • 

GrorRf I N il. 1 ^ N n of FVank O. aod 

II -KlSYn*. |I)au. ofJohn 

and Jano M. (K >> Andrrxm, b. in Krni«bur|ch, Vt., a. 17 

voar*. 9 montli.*, .'o uiv^-^.j 
Byron K' Oakcs, Died Jan. ai.'lVVI. Arl, 28 Vn.t 
Kmily Wife of Seth Oakr« liom May 21. IKIO. Di«Hl May 15. 1^ 
Seth ' ' ' 10, \S€4\ AgwJ M Vn» k 5 Mo>. (Saddler, a. J6 

y 

Abifpul Wife of (iidcon Olin. l>icd in Water Sept. 1, 18S5. M. 72 

VMvn l'\ . . _ *T of II. * TT 0!in .!;..! Atu 'VS V .T ^fo A ?.'. .!ay8.§ 

Gideon H. Olin DumI m \' 

Rox:i f n A II Nov. . 1«*. iV -'•> «!v 

|i .. . ami If'.' 

Charles K « •v. 12 : > 

n 

'^ .. i .. !v'T n .' 

4. 1. is(i7. a. ; .»y».||| 

!^ ^. Ovitt Diwl Oct -. .1 .K. 71 Y'm. 10 .Ms. A !* P- 

: John and Lvdia Ovitt. b. in Fairfield, Vt.j 
M irv i. kf.rti Ovitt Died Apr. 7, 1895. .*:. SO Y'n». 7 Ms. A '2^ 
Ih. ii)au. of - " •• ' b. in Bamet. ^ • ' Aug. 14, 1^"' 

a. S4 vean*. 2 m» 

i»vitt 

i; ' *:- 

11 .-rkins 1853- 

Mildred S. 1M>6-1909. (Mildrcil Sarah, dau. of i: ^\ Jind Ella 

L. (Pcrkir ^ 't, b. Aug. 15, 1890, d. Nov. 20, rj\j\jsi. 13 yearn, 

3 months. .| 

Gordon C.^ 1S79- 
His Wife Ada Ovitt 1880- 

*Thr — • > > ^f^ acvonpanjruig xai» nionumrui mtt oo markcfv. 

. . mad him rMnaiiM were bftra^t booM for bariml. 

; :«muihOlui. — M. I..S. 

|On '~ ivltm F. Oritt. which w%b replaced by the present non^ in 

1918. \' of Co. G. 13 Vt- Vol." On the prsKOt liooe the records of 

hia «if Um aon'a record having been taken from an •artier stone whieh 
w»ji r»v 

^Hia turoaoM m Gate*. 



16 Inscriptions at Bakcrsfield, Vi. [Jan. 

Blanche M. 1904-1910 [Dau. of Gordon and Adah (Ovitt) Gates, b. 
June 21, 1904, d. Mar. 14, 1910. a. o years, 8 months, 21 days.] 

Ovitt Gates 

Richard* 

In Memory of Timothy Stillman son of Gardner A Beti«ey Page, who died 
Oct. ICth AD 1JS17. aged 3 yean? G m<>nth< <V- 28 days. 

iUso an Infant, son of Gardner tt P.ct-cv IViiio. died Janu.arv 22nd 
AD 1823. 
Amitta P. Born Sept. 2S, 1829. Died May I'J, l6;iJ. 
Infant DauKh. Died 1827. 
Infant son Died 18,33. 
Infant son Died 1836. 

Children of Seneca k Mary Ann Paige. 
.\mity Wife of Poster Paige, veteran of the Revolution. Died Nov. 5, 18G0, 

in her 99 Year. 
Betsey Elliott, wife of Stillman Paige, and daughter of the late Ti'""*i'v 
Soule. of Fairfield Died Oct. 22. 1872, JO. 60 y'rs. (Dau. of '1 
and Betsev Soule. b. in Fairfield. Vt.) 
Betsey Parker! Wife of Ganincr Paige, Died F-^' n. ISOO. M. 11 Y'rs. 

{Dau. of Klisha and Sallv I»arker. b at PI n (Canada).) 

E. Stillman Pai^o Bom March 18, 1819 I ' P.H>*. [iy^m of Gar- 

diner and iiet,<ev (Parker) Page. d. -Ni ..i. . -.. . -^1, a. S9 years.) 
Eunice Wife of Heini" Paigo Dicxl Aug. 3. 1871. Ae. 79 Y's. 
Faster Pai^e, Died June 22, 1M3. yiO. .86 Y'n*. 
Gardner Paige. I)i(Mi Nov. 7. 1861, .V.. 76 Y'n*. 
Reed Paige. Died Feb. 21. 1867, A\. 76 Ys. [Rcid, Hon of Fohtcr Paige, b. in 

Hnrdwick. M.u>ns., d. Feb. 22. 1867.) 
Kwd Paige Mar. 4, l8:J9-Oct. 2, 1896. [Son of Gardner and Lydia Paige, a. 
57 vears. 7 months.) 

Cora A. Oct. 30, 1868. Feb. 19, 1877 
Seneca Paipe K.<(|. died Oct. 11. 18,"' * i rn at ii 

Mass. Feb. 1 1, 1788. Dicnl in ti i.i. For n« i 

years he resided in the county of Mi«->L'«<iuoi and rrpre!*ontcd that county 
in the Prnvinci.Hl Parliament. H ' " ■ ' '' ' ?' 

larly by the jHM)r. He \va.s tnil> . » 

God in this town in 18.'J,3 joined the Si. K. church at St. Albans. iSc- 
came a member of the \\' ' *' ' '' ' ' ' ' tn 

Canada, in which commu! : i r<l 

Je.«us Christ for eternal life ... 

Marv Ann I>ee Wife of S. W. V ' I ' , Born Apr. 3, 

1703, Dic^ Apr. 21. 1S92 ..... ^ ._-. . 

Seneca Son of G. A. & L. B. Pnipe. 1 )iotl Oct. 4. 1857. M. 21 Y's. 

WorthingtonSonof A.G.<t L. B. I ^1. l.^^O. ilv 2 y'r^ I mo. 

A. E. Parker Died Sept. 25, 18SU . . ,.- .. .f .T.-^ph H. and Riiief 

(Earl) Parker, a. 77 vears, 8 months, 1 day.) 
Matilda Converse Wife of Amos E. Parker Died July 26, 1832. M. 

27 Ys. 
Eunice W. Reid. Wife of Amos E. Parker. Died July 24, 1842, .«:. 

32 Ys. 
Emma Chase Wife of W. R. Parker Died Dec. [iUeQihU] (Emma F. 
(Chaise) Parker, dau. of Isaac and Fidelia Chase, b. in Fletcher, 
Vt., d. Dec. 12. 1873. a. 25 vears, 11 months.lt 
Sumner E. Parker [iUegibk] May 3, 1803 JE. 23 Ys. Killed in the battle 
of Fredericksburg Va 

•Son of Homer Ovitt. — m. l. b. 

tA separate gravestone reads: "Emma a good wife." 



1921] Inscriptions at Bakcrsfidd, Vt, 17 

TT..ti:- w„n of A. K. k M. Parker Di-» ^^- ^'^ ^"^ '"'^ »^ 2 Y'ni. 
In Ml • ! I>en. Amory Purkor. whod; ! .'<0 yoar?«. 

Annn \V. Miiynard Wifo of Ihina Parki-r 1 n. o, i .1 Yn«. 

|P"! ' ''Olivfrftncl Su>an Houghton, b. in *. ...ijleton, .Ni.v- . a. ♦.! vearH, 

9 27Hftv«l 

In Ml ' ho diwl April .'Jrtl 1S09: Aged 13 yrarycLiugh- 

U I -.. I . r. 

In Mornnrv « r] diwi \ov Sth 1818: agrd G4 yean*. 

' " -r ciird / ' yearn. 

Luiii.. I'. HI Wifg n, i ■• '»' *vH4. aged 91 < i-^ 

|I)au. of HolK»rl a: i. Vt.. a. 90 v - '» 

month.**. 7 day?- J 
Fannry M. P '- ' ' ' ~ ' ' i . i. if i- . 1 ». 

and Anil 
Frederick Parkrr dH-<i iHr. 4ih InM Agf^l J v< : ' 

AliK) Fmimrk Park. ' ' ^' " '•"• A^:-! ; . ir^ 

S>n- rk»r 

Josoph Parkrr Diinl Jan. 9, lN(iU. A^., »5 V'li A (i Mo. 
liehtf. Wife of Joseph Parker Died June 1, 1854; Aged 77 Years, tt mo .h k 

19 D'h. 
In Memory of Mi<M \k\c\ Sallv Parker, ooDM>rt of Klihlui Parker F**q. who died 

Jany 17. 1>v{h. ' " fmm. 

[Fannv (C'onvrr>e) i , $tt xtiMripHon to Cheney U. Conver.'<e.| 

Ktta Slay Wife of F. K. Parlin Died June 30. 1H88. Age 24. |I)au. of 

A" <1 Kunice liaker, b. at Yarmouth. Me., a. 23 yean, 8 monthf*. 

11 .. . 
Hattie Ilnicrov Start Wife of Frank K. Parlin B<»m in liakerKfield, Vt. April 

23. X^iVy.' Dirt! in ' ' 17. 19()<V* 

Infant Daimhtrr of V. 1 ,. . 'v^h\ -t,n»-,rr, Mnrrh 2, 1887, 

to Frank K. and Ktta 
Infant l>auj:hter of F. K. k K. M. Par : ..f Frank E. and 

K. M. (Souls) Parlin. d >^ ■' ' ' ..... ' y^.\ 

(Annida Krllog^ Pear^nn ar S. i n.| 

Charles Pearyon I)ie<l I 75 V'n». (Charles l-xlwanl. b. at 

Oxford. N. M.. a. 7. . 22 da>T«.| 

Charlos V.. IVarson ISM) 1'.' rd, son of William F nnd Anna 

(HuhU'll) IVarson. b. Feb. 21. Kvn*». d. Aug. 1, 1917! 
Charh's F. N)n oi C'harlej< k Jane Pean^on. Died Sept. 10, Is^^t, .1 . 1 • >f>. A 

27 d}*j<. 
Emma J. Dauph. of (harlot k Jane Pearson, Died Nov. 18, 1865, &. 20 jrs. 

(d. Nov. l.'S. iMo. a. "21) years. 2* ' i;le.) 

Hiram Pearson Died Mnv iV. 1S56, . t 

illiram G. Pearson, set '.an to Fraiar S. Thornton.) 

ane (\ (Jrrenlraf W ' Pears. 'I Feb. 15. lltd. A.. M. V rs. 

[Dau. of Ihivid I t I^inr ',. H . a. Sti vrars. 7 month.'^, 

t> d ax's. I 
Lu M. Pearson. April 2,"). Isvs .L. ,;,).i 

Maud Kmma Vounj^est Child of Wm K. k Annie Pear.-on Diiil Nov. 25, 
ISvSS A'„ 2 Vs. 4 Ms. k 3 D>. [Dau. of William K. and Annie (Hub- 
Ih^IH Prarjton.) 
William V.. Pearson 

His Wife Annie Hubbell Mar. 3. 1858. June 13, 1890. |Dau. of 
Kdward and Julia (Bell) Hubbell, b. in Canada, a. 33 years, 3 
months, 10 days.) 

'Dmoshtcr of Otro Gould luid Miuy (Perkia») SUrt. 

tA marker ttm/dM "Grmadfatlier." The word probably refer* to Hirmm 

tDaughtrr of ChArka and Jane PeAraoo. — m. v. •. 



18 Inscriptions at Bakersficld, Vt. [Jan. 

William H. son of Charles & Jane Pearson died Sept. 4, 1851, ^E. 12 Y'rs 2 

ms. <fc 27 d's. 
Infant Dau. of C. E. & Maud Pearson [stillborn, July 14, 1903, dau. of Cliarles 

E. and Maud S. (Start) Pearson.)* 
Amos son of C. & J. Pearsons died Aug. 11 1842, M. 5 Y's & 7 Ds 
Hiram G. son of Charles & Jane Pearsons died Julv 9, 1842, M. 9 Y's 2 Mo 

& 4 D's. 
Seth son of C. & J. Pearsons died Julv 27 1842, .E. 1 Yr. & 4 m. 
Joseph E. Pepau Died Oct. 29, 1891. JE. 22 Y'rs. 

John Pepau Died Dec. 2. 1912 A^.. 78 Y'rs. [Son (..f John and Nettie 

Pepau, b. at Marcow P. Q., Julv 4, 1834. a. 77 years, 5 months.] 
Sloma Marshia Wife of John Pepau Died Jan. G, 1914 A:. 80 Y'rs. 
[Dau. of Micliael and Adline (Porter) Man^hey, b. in Canada Dec. 
17, 1837. (1. Jan. 24. 1914, a. 80 years, 1 montli, 7 days.] 
Harriet v.ife of William H. Perkins died Julv 22, 1847, aped 36 vcars. 
Isaac T. Perkins Jan. 31, 1819-June 2 189(3 (iSon of George and Hosella Per- 
kins, a. 7() voars, 7 months, 3 davs.] 

His Wife*D)ui.<a A. Stanho])e Jan. 28, ISlS-June 26, 1894. 
Cor'l J. C. Perkins Co. A. 9th Vt. Inf. [James C, son of Wm H. and Har- 
riett (Davidson) Perkins, d. Feb. 1, 18()8, a. 22 vears.] 
James A. Perkins Died Mar. 3, 1899. /E. 82 v'n*. * 

His wife lirnily l^righam Died Dec. 16, 188:^. M. 65 Y'rs. [Dau. of 
Jonas and luinice Brigham, a. 65 vears, 2 months, 12 davs.] 
John A. Perkins Porn Dee. 1, IX^S Died Oct*. 4, 1917 .E. 79 Y'rs (Son of John 
S. and Betsey (Pearson) Perkins, a. 78 yoars, 10 month.s.j 

Maria Ilurllnit Wife of John A. Perkins Born Mar. 1, 1841 Died 
Oct- 29, 19i;; .E. 72 Y'rs. [Dau. of Lyman and Amity (Paige) 
Hurlbut. b. in the ProWncc of Quclx>c, a. 72 vcars, 7 months, 
28 days.] 
Amity Paige Hurlbut Wife of Capt. Elijah Barnes, liorn Nov. 16, 
1804, Died Feb. 2, 1890, .E. 85 Y'rs. 
John S. Perkins 1 )i(d Oct. 9, 1863 iE. 57 Y'rs [Son of Wm. and Lydia Perkms, 
a. 57 years, months.] 

Betsey Perkins widow of J. S. Perkins and S. G. Start 1810-1905. 

(Dau. of Hiram and Alice (I^a Jiarron) Pearson, b. in New 

Hampshire Apr. 2, IMO. d. March 9, 1905, a. 94 years, 11 months, 

7 davs.) 

Hattie'E. Ditnl Aug. 28, 1^61 .E. 13 Y'rs. [Harriet Emeroy, a. 12 

years, 24 davs.] 
Robert P. Died Dec. 16, 1840 A:. 7 Y'rs. 

Children of J. S. k B. Perkins. 
Ix)vina E. Parker wife of B. J. Perkins, Died Oct. 9, 1867, A:. 30 yre. 
Manlius 11. Perkins, Mar. 8, 1850. May 31, 1893. [Manlius liand, 8on of 
•^j. .James and Emily (Brigham) Perkins, b. in Eno.sburg, \'t.. d. May 20, a. 
tJT. 43 years, 2 months, 23 days.] 

Little May Infant Daughter of E. L. <fe I. M. Perkins [Mary A.senath, dau. 
of Edward Lorenzo and Ida Mav (Mills) Perkins, d. Aug. 25, 1890, a. 
20 days.] 
W. H. Perkins 1804-1873 [Wm. H., son of Benjamin and Lydia (Adams) 
Perkins, d. Feb. 26, 1874, a. 69 vears.] 
His Wife Caroline Corse lS19-i892 [Dau. of Ezeriah and Betsey (San- 
ders) Corse, d. Oct. 18, 1893, a. 75 vears.] 
Lizzie Perkins 1856-1908. [b. Aug. 15,*^ 1857, d. Feb. 27, 1908, a. 51 
years, 6 months, 12 days, single.] 

•This gravestone was removed in 1918, when a monument to the child's father wa-, prpctofl. and 
there is now no inscription in the cemetery to this child. 



1921) ImcripdonH at Bakersficld, Vt. 19 

Willinrn Horhort Infant son "i i\. L. cV 1. M. Perkins. [Son of I.dwin* and 

Mil IVrkins d. Kch. IS, 1S97, ft. 1 month, 21) days.] 
Annette' DauRh. of Moses <fc I/)uLsa Perlcv died June 14, 1842, age<l 3 v'rs. 
Fanny Daimh. of Moses <fc IvOiiisa I' ' *' .1 Jan. 20, 1S48. agoil 11 VV^. 
Mubcl Tiipi'^r Wife of Karl Perrv t 

Gomlsii li. PoterM Born June (i, 1*817, Died Dec. 20, 1886. 
Mary J. Hohinson His Wife Horn ( V-t. 22, 1.S44. 
Abbie M. Died Oct. 14, IvsT, .K. 10 Vrs. 
Gertrude K. Died Oct. 10, 1889, .¥.. 17 Y'rs. 
Children of (i. H. iV M. J. Peters. 
Emily J. Daunhtrr of Nathnn .1- T.vdin Phillip- Dird Mar. 15. 1S40. Aged 

5 Years. 
Oe<')rge W. son ..I . ' ' ' • ''■.. !^»;<). .^ / •! *J] \<:irs. 

Jane L. wife of i, , . i . . ^. A^cd _ • . r 1 :i\o. 

(Jane, dau. of Joseph and M. P. t>tcvcns, a. 23 years.) 
Lydia F. (^) Wife of Nathan Phillips Died IVc 31 1861, Aged :>i \cur6. 
Nathan Phillijw Died Juin 21 IstiO. Agetl C." ^'c irs 

PhillifM 
Hufus Pliilliix-^ Di«(l Jan. 26, 1894. Aged t>l \rs. 
Olive Wright His Wife 

Calvin (J. their onlv son Dieii Feb. 14, 1876. Aged 14 Yrs. 10 mos. 
In Memory of Samuel Ph'illi|xs who died January 12th AD 182G in the 26th 

year of his age. 
J. N. I'omeroy Horn May 5. 1820. Died Feb. 27, 1902. 

Marv Ann Shattuck Wife of J. N. Pomeroy Died Oct. 11, 1847. M, 

21 Yrs. it (> Ms. 
I>eona Pomeroy l)ie<l Mav 1, ISol.J 

Mary L. Pcnnemy Horn Feb. 24, 1S2S. DitKJ Feb. 13. ISOO. 
Leona daughter of J. N. <t M. L. Pomen>y Died May 1. l^'l \{;»^<1 1 y'r 

5 m's 12 d's. 
Bertha R. Dauj^hter of Chauney k Julia M. Potter. Died Mar. 31, 1877, AL. 

7 y'rs, 3 mo's <fc 9 days. 
In memory of Hethuel Potter who died Feb. 12th 1805 .iZ. 26 vea. 
Dolly Wife of Silas Potter, Died Nov. 17, 1847. /E. 57 years.' 
Elirn J HaynK^ro Wife of F. H. Potter. Died Mar. 30. 1891. .K. 32 Y'rs.§ 
(Dau. of Asa and Sarah A. Haymore, b. in Fden, Vt., d. Mar. 31, 1891, 
a. 30 years. 10 months, 5 davs.) 
Eliza L. liodgkin. Wife of S. J. Potter, Died Nov. 18, 1883, .K. .>! years. 
[Dau. of Lilman and Mary (Ix^ck) Hodgkins, b. at Waterville. Vt., d. 
Nov. 18, 1884. a. 53 vears, 9 months. 6 days.) 
EUen K. l^arnes Wife of H. \.. Potter Died Mar. 30. l.^Sl, JE. 30 Vrs. [Dau. 
of Harvey and Esther E. Barnes, b. in Eno>l)urph, Vt., a. 29 years, 9 
months. 26 days.) 
Hannah Wife of Thomas Potter died May 1. 1S47. Aged 0- 
John Chamlvriin son oi Silas v^- Dolly Potter died Oct. 14. 1^ ■ ^d 4 j-ears 

i^- 7 months. 
Julia M. Wife of Chauncey Potter Died Oct. 3. 1^77. .E. 40 y'rs. 
Oct^via Potter daughter of Silas & Dolly Potter, died Scptr. lOth 1820. 

Aged 5 months. 
Or\-illa daughter of Silas and Dolly Potter, died June 27, 1832, aged 1 1 years 
and months. 

*.K French boy from MontRomcrj-. Vt.. lived for a time in the family of Manlius Rand Perkins 
of Bakersllcld and assumed the name of Kdw.ird (or Kdwin) Loreaxo Perkins. 

tOn tho oiusl fare of a monument in this lot is the name "Perrj'." and on the weat face the name 
"Tuppcr." 

tPee also inscription on separate gravestone, given below. 

§At the top of the gravestone is the name "Jennie." 

yOL. LXXV. 2 



20 Inscriptions at Bakersficid, Vt. (Jan. 

Orvillus, son of Silas & Dolly Potter, died May 1. 1S33. Aged weeks. 
Roena Wells Wife of Edwin D. Potter, Died Oct. 1>7, ISGo. Al. 27 ys. & 6 

ms. 
Silas Potter Died Feb. 19, 1S73 JE. 85 Ys. (Son of Thomas and Hannah, b. 

in No. Brookfield, ^Iass., a. S4 years, 11 iiinntlis. 15 days.) 
Father Silas J. Potter Died Oct. 5, 1911. Ae. .s4 years. [Son of Sihu^ and 
Dollv (Heald) Potter, b. Feb. 19, 1827, a. 84 years, 7 months, IG days.) 
Thomas Potter died Julv 30. 1S45 .K. S.S Ys. 

Almira Powers Born Feb. 25, 1805 Ditnl Ajiril 20. 1891. /E. SG vs. & 1 Mo. 
George H. Son of Geo. H. & Sarah C. Powers Died Mar. 20, 1880. aged 1 yr 

2 m's & 21 d's. 
Ira Powers Died Sept. 11, 1894. jV.. 7G Yrs & 9 ^T./s fS<.ii of Peter and 
Sally (Start) Powers, b. in New Hampshire.) 

Ilenrictt Pice wif(M)f Ira Powers Died Feb. L'.i. l.v.iii. .E. G9 Y*rs. 
8 Mo's ik 10 D'vs. (Dau. of IM. and Catherine (FMr'i-wnrtli) liic^*, 
d. Jan. 20, 1893, a. G9 years. G month.**. 10 days.) 
Peter Powers Born at Holli.«*, N. H. Feb. 24, 1778. died at Haker.->lield Aug. 5, 

1821. 
Peter .-on of Ira & Henriet Powen* Died Aug. 16, 1853 A\. Y'n 4 M'8 * 8 

D's. 
Sally Start Wife of Peter Powers Born at New Ip^;^^i'^v N H IVb. 20, 1777 

'died at Bakersfield Dee. 24. 1873. 
In Memory of Flisha P. turn of Jarcmiah & Miruuu Pratt, died NoY. 20, 

179S. A'l. 11 years A* 3 rpos. 
Elizal)eth wife of Jeremiah Pnitt. Died Oct. 12, 1861. Agwl 85 yn.. (a. 85 

years, G months. 4 duys. widow.) 
In Memory of Dea. Jeremiah Pnitt. who died Jan. G, Ks2G. in the G5th year 
of his age. 

In Memory of Miriam wife of Dea. Jeremiah Pratt, who died March 

12. 1S14. ill the 49th year of » - 

Susan F. Wife of Wtllo.me O.'Pnitt. 1 . iarch, 31, 1875 A-l. 74 Yr». [b. 

in Benniiij^toii, \t.. d. in Chicago, a. 74 years, 5 month.**.) 
Wellcome O. Pratt. Died Noy. 24, 1S72. A\. 70 Ys. (Son of Jeremiah niul 

Mariam (Partridge* Pratt, a. 70 Years. 7 m(»nth.'*.) 
Christopher C. Pn)uty Born Sept. 20. 1.S.38. DI.kI Apr. 27, 1895. 

Sarah A. Chase Wife of C. C. Prouty, lk>rn Mav 12, 1833, Died Jan. 
27, KS92. 

Prouty 
William C. Pn.utv Jan. 2, iMiO Dec. 23, 1917 
His W ife Hattie Hull Oct. 7, l.sGl- 
Chestleton son of Paul k Rosa Proyo. Aged 9 mos. 
Albertus Kandall Mar. 13, 1^48-Aug. 2(). 1905. 

His Wife Hattie V. White Apr. 19 ls."')2-Mar. 12, 1917 
Belinda L. Sornborger. Wife of Michael Itandall. died July 20, 1862. 
/E. 39 y'rs. tk 3 mo's.* [Dau. of James and I^ura Sornlxjrger, b. at 
Franklin, ^'t.. a. 39 years, 5 months, 1 day.) 

Randall 
G. A. Randall IS47- 
His Wife Jane Temple 1842-18801 [Dau. of Jonas and Sarah Temple, 

d. Noy. 22, 1880, a. 35 years, 4 months, 20 days.) 
Emily Randall 1S21-1901. 
Hannah, Wife of Jesse Randall Died Feb. 7, 1870. JE. 74 Y'rs. [Dau. of 

Th. and Sarah Avers, b. at Brookfield. Mai^s., a. 74 years, 22 days.) 
Isaac N. Randall Died Mar. 11, 1897. M. 74 Y'rs. [Son of Jesse and Han- 

•See Register, vol. 73. p. 188. for inscription to thia person at East Bakerefield. Vt. 

iVide infra, inscription to Jennie Temple Randall. 



1921) Iruscn'ptinnJ^ at Rakernficld. Vt. 21 

liiili (Aycrh) UandaJl, b. and d. in liaker~!.« 11. :i. 74 years, 3 months, 5 

djiyH.) 
I.-a»hIIh L. Fftn\(ll Wife of Isaac N'. Randall DicKl June 7, 18S4 Aged 57 Yeare. 

(I ).'ui. of Kzra and Harriet (Maynard) Fan^ell, a. .'>(i years, 1 1 months, 21 

davvl 
Jonnii- 1 Vmple Wife of c;oorKC A. Randall Died Nov. 23, 1880. X,, 38 Y'ra.* 
JoKM? Kandull I)i •. 21. lvs2. A\. 90 Y'rs (Son of Joi^nh and Judy 

(Huwcn) Kai. ...,, ... at Franklin, Vt., a. IK) years, 7 monlns. 23 daN-s.) 
liCttie Fif'M FuA»rs Wife of Isaac N. Itandall bietl Aug. 9, 1918. >:. 71 

Y•^^.t 
Mar>'etU'. DauRhtrr of M S t> t Handn!' ! 'iod July 21, 1858 .i.. .. 

Vrn. 11 I)s. 
Mi.h ul Rnnd.ill Dird Apr. 7, IMM. M 78 Yre 5 mo'H k 17 D's. (Son of 

.Ir--r* and Hannah (Avf ■ ^' ''.11. | 

(Nettie < K'»,-.s) Randall, nrr In Horace Rom.) 

Infant I ):iimhter of I. N. A L. K. i; (DauRhter. :\ (?], of I. N. 

and l.4aiic E. (Field) Powers i . !. d A^::: lo. ^^^/.j 

\ I A. Rayinnre Sept. Ifi. Is:i2 Aug. 19, 1907. 
Sarah A. l^wner Wife of A. A. Ra>Tnore, Died May 7. i^^J, ^. 50 

Vrs. 
.Minnie G. Dicnl May 7, I8S2. .¥.. 20 yre. 
i:dna Vs. Died Feb. IS. issi. A\. 17 y'rs. (D: 
.\. Raymorr, b. at IaIjmi. Vt., a .!<> years, 6 

Daughters of A. A. h 8. A. Raymor« 
r^ ^ i;. >ad]oir Wir»» i.f .\*«n !{n\inore 1* * 'Ml 
1 , lin F. Ri'vnnjd^ dinl Apr. 9, I84<' 21 ve.J 

a)rolin F. daughter of B. F. k M. P. R' . died Jan. 3, 1841 Aged 7 

nio k 13 d.J 
Marcia. wife of licnin. F. lte>Tioldji k daughr nf Tm A- ^firi.1rn Fav. died 
Anr. 14. 1845. A.. 25 Ys. k 5 mofl.II 

i. ,.,... . ; .;...', ... . '1 (C*t\u\or^tA nici^, b. at 

Rr ., d. Jan. 17. IS74. a. 7^ .] 

\\\> U ilV t :no Fa- 7 Ks7,> ii>au. ui . :i and 

Anna Fa.;. ... ;th. d. .' .i. 76 years, 4 mn:. , ! <.vs.| 

AlU^rt K. Rice IMS 101 ard, b. Mar. 13, is :i of 

Fdward and K:\tie (Farn.Nwurih) lUce, d. Nov. 30, a. 74 years, 

8 months, 17 days.) 

His wife Mary Bomlnird 1855- 

Preddic son of J. N.\V- M. M. Richardson Died Aug. 19, 1869. M. 1 Yr. k 

ISds. 
David K\>binson 1S,')1-1907 

His Wife Ro<ina IVters 18" u. of Goodsil Peters, b. in 

Fairtiold. \t.. d. June 9. \^ ', , a. . t j.- irs. 8 month*. 19 days.) 
Harriot Wife of Levi Robin.<on Died Nov. \f^, 1S49: .¥.. 46 Years. 
Jacob Robinson Died Oct. 14, 1867 .-E. 77 Y'rs. [Son of John Robinson.) • 
His Wife Olive Clemens. Died Dec. 4, 1900. .*:. 84 Y'rs. [d. Dec. 
6, 1900. widow.] 
liC^sy.sonof TruocV Mary Robin.<on Died Feb. 5. 1889 X.. 15 Mo's. (I>e^lie 
O., son of Truman and Mary (Hamlet) Robinson, a. 1 year, 3 months, 
3 da^s.] 

•Cf. Iho inscription tn thU p^r««r»n on th* Rundall monument, tupra. 

tShe WM dAUchtcr o .aea W. Field, and died at Winchendon. M.vw. 

JThere is also an in.- le gTm%*eet*^ne of hi« f.ither-in-law. Ira Fay. 

ITheoT is also an insonplion to ti.iA cliiM ou ihe graveatone of hor urandfather. Im Fay 
ITIiar* is also an inacription to Uiis person on Um grmreetone of her father. Ira Fay. 



22 lyiscnptions at Bakersfield, Vt. [Jan. 

Caroline A. daughter of L. G. & R. M. Rogers, died May G, 1846. M. 3 

y's 6 mos VJ days. 
Mary F. daughter of L. G. <fe R. M. Rogers, died Sept. 12, 1839, JE. 17 days. 
Sacred to the memory of Edward Ross, Who Died Aug. 28, 1867. Aged 00 
Y'rs. & 3 Mo's. [Son of Wvllis Ross, a. CA) 2 months, single.] 

Horace Ross Aug. 7, lS30-Mar. 24, 11R)(3 [Son . ;> and (Gray) 

Ross, d. Mar. 25, 1906, a. 75 years, 7 months, 18 day's.) 

Lucy Hamilton His Wife Apr. 7, 18-J;: ' ' 2S. iDfv; "' i. cf Januvs 

Hamilton, b. at North Troy, Vt., a. . r<, 10 lu 2\ da vs.] 

Nettie Ross Randall Sept. 9, 1871-Feb. 3, 1915. (Nettie Ardell, dau. 
of Horace Ros. a. 43 years, 4 months, 25 da\i!i, divorced wife of 
William liandall.) 
In Memor>' of Jo.seph S. son of Willis &. Mary Ross, who died Oct. 22nd 1818. 

aged 9 vcars 1 month <^' i^' 
In Memory of Mary, wife (»f \\ - wh.. dirri June Uth 1S27 in tbo 1.-;th 

year of her ape. 
In Memory of Phil*- :i «.i W ilh> iV Mary iioss. who died Oct. J4lli 1618. 

aged 4 years, 7 :.. ..;.. . *\: 9 i\uv- 
Mr. W illis Ross. Ditnl Oct. 7th I Age<l 59 vwirs. 

Mother Kmma K. Russell liorn Ike 14, \K'a, b -. IT.. ls98. 

M. N. Sabourn June :iO, l^'-'^ June 21, 1904. , : V-^-on, son of 

IVter Salxturn. b. in 1 re, Vt., a. 41 years, 11 .21 days, 

committ^Hi suicide.) 
Marshia Dau. of M. N. k K. M. S ^ • --m. Died Nov. -^n . . r o y's A 
6 M's. (Mar>hia M., dau. of .' ,- N. and Man iKJurn, 

b. in Cambridge, Vt., d. Oct. M), l.'v^*^. a. 2 years, 5 nionUiD, 25 days.) 

Father an<i Mother 
Wm. Sadler, Aged 71 years I w 13, IWi. (William Saddeir, b. in 

Ireland, a. 70 vears, 11 IS davs.) 

Elect.i f '• " ^ ■" - ^ ' 1 . ^ ..;irs Jan. 10. 1S99. 
In Loving H v W. S^uilier Diwl Miir. 22, 1888. M. 37 

Yrs. (Henry W liL :. of Wm and Electa (Farreli) Sadlier, a. SG 

vears. 11 months. >i «ii\s.j 

Clyde H. s..ri of H. W". ^ A. H. Sadlier Died July 31, ISHl^. M. 1 Yr. 
Mos. 24 daN's. (Son of Hrnry Wm and Addie (Ch ridleir.) 

Hcnrv Jr. son of H. W. <fc A. B. S:idlicr Died Nov. 24, Ib-^^, A.. 9 Moh. 
21 Dv.>. 
Aaron Sanders. Died Aug. 18, 1850, .E. 79 Vs. 

Sally, Wife./ ■' ' " '^* '^ 1.S55, j:. 7o V s. 

Abraham Sanders, i 

Dorothy. \\ if e of Abraliam Sanders, Died Sept. 1810, M. 43 y'r^. 
Dolly C. widow * ' ' ' rs died Nov. :). 1M7. Agf<l 40 Vears. 

Lucy, dau. of A. -anders. Dieil June 25, ls.35. iE. 32 y're. 

The Daughter of K. & P. Sanders Mariette L. died July the 7. 1823. aged 5 

months 14 days. 
Susan, dau. of Abrahnm tl' Dorothv, Sander^-. Died Sept. 1816, M. 26 rrh. 

'Scott 
Dr. All)ert V ' . iu, LsbJ. Sept. 29, 1904. i>on 

of Hamlet . ScTitt n. ?,'> vfurs. 13 davs.) 

Hamlet H. Scott July IS, 1847-Oct. 29. 1' 

Frank H. 1S71-1807. He "is Liie lur uliiers DrnwD'i .it Wetit 

Knosburg Julv 14. [Frai... ii-inlet, a. 20 vear>. 2^ day-, -mgle.) 
Georgiana M. 1874. JE. 3 Mos. 
Sacred to the Memorj- of Hannah vrife of Robert Scott, who died the 9th of 

May 1S36. Aged G7 years. 
In Memory of Robert Scott, who died Nov. 1, 1832, in the 6Sth year of his ag**. 



1921] InaeripUanB at Baker afield, Vt. 23 

Thti«. WcKxJburn Scott DicnJ Jan n iKKH K. 79 Y'rs 2 Mo*8 3 D'y». (Son 
of RoU-rt ftnd Ilannah (I tt, b. at Towiwhcnd, Vt., a. 80 

ycnry.) 

I. n lui Shnttuck. Wife of T. W. Scott. Died Jar^ " ^^^^ "^r 76 
10 Mos Kk W D'v.H. [Dau. of Oliver and ^ . b. 

Hi .N !.. N. H.) 

Ilcv. Aiivtiri "...rf, T.. T'»....].iir.T \'f i,.!w in iv^r, T"\.",.J \\\z. 15 

Sarali i; l>u-d Vvh. 17, \h\ib, (Dau. of 

.1' ............ .»... .... • « ' '^"' " 78 years, 1 month, 

1<| . 

Our li.ii.v i>ied .^ Ac 7 \ v. .\. i^- H. K. 

i>cni>ner. ' iiandli.i. nm. » i .-» Mi-iu-r, d. fcH?pt. 21, 

187-2.1 

Addi.•^on \' I>t. 7. 1 ' I.^. & 4 d». [Son of Trii^- 

t.-'- ' .1 

In ni. who died Jan. 1. 1829, 

aK«'<i -7 vrarp. |l>au. of M 

Addir - - y 2 17. 1^"' * ' 

U»rov L. M ., t. 21. 1883. 

Uizie M. .\t(K>re \N iie of I*. 1 i July 4, 1.S92. JF.. 36 Y're. 

|l)au. of John I), ri ! ' :a; Moore, b. at Mont^mery, 

Vt., a. 'M\ vcan*, i\ 
Oeorge \V. Shatturk Jan. lU, ls:« July 2.J, 19()9. 
J. Lynandrr Shatturk I )i«'<l !'• ' ' 71 Y'n«. |Ja.wn L>*»ander, 

**on (»f Josinh and S:: .-^.ii ': .i 71 vrnr-;. S rrmnth- 7 

day.'*. I 
Jane \.. S' " .rn April l.s, iivJ-s. UuU Aianii . ■ \6. 

11 M . 
Josiah Shatturk Pied Aug. 11. Iv 7S Yr-^ i of Jonatl i H. 

SI ~ :>. 10 ' \-8.| 

: .. ..;. . . .\ .. .J. . . ^ . Ts77 

Orriiia L. Dau'r of J. k S. H ok Di. 24, 1.S45, JC. 21 

Vr<. 
IK-iiii, M . Tr.n-r ..- T ,(• < T^ '^hattur^- T^>.'l Aug. 16, ;-:" iE. 

ir. N 

Omi L. .^hjiuuck 1^ ^ : n Shat- 

f-' '' T— :>1, i-^.-. .. ...J 

L. Klifa i of J. L. .- 7. Al. 49 Y'rs. 

[Kliza 1... dau. ot Trial and Caroiine hlodgett, b. in Jericho, Vt., a. 49 

ycaj^. 7 months, !'•' 'I 
Laura A. Wife of W. ( ^ ;rk. I)ie<i Jan. 27, 1889, X,. 34 Yrs. (Dau. 

of H. W. and Daphna ^H^ughton) l>unham, a. 34 ycsars, 9 months, 11 

davs.l 
Lucy \l Wife of J. L. Shattuck. Died Oct. 3. 1848. JE. 25 Y'rs. 
Lydia. Wife of Benjamin Shattuck. liorn Nov. 3, 1794, Died July 13, 

1S()0. 
Marv Wife of John Shattuck, dietl Julv 3. 1813. In her 20th. year. 
Nettie R. Daugh. of J. L. k L. R. Shattuck Died. Aug. 21, 1878, X.. 32 Y'rs. 

(Dau. of J. L. a* ' ' v R. (Karnsworth) Shattuck, d. in Boston, Mass., 

a. 31 vcars. 10 : . 27 diivs.J 

Oliver Shattuck H^q. Died Apr. 6.' 1854. .E. 69 yV. 
In memory of Sally. Wife of Oliver Shattuck Esq. who died Feb. 4. 1^41, 

aged 5() voars 10 mo. & G ds. 
W. B. Shattuck Jan. 18. 1816 Dec. 9, 1893 [William Boutell, son of Josiah 

•She wn« dauxbter of Brmdford and wife of Henry Seremnce. 



24 Inscri'piions at Bakersfield, Vt. [Jan. 

and Susan (Boutell) Shattuck, d. Dec. 7, 1893, a. 77 years, 11 months, 
9 days.] 
Emily Maynard Wife of W. B. Shattuck Died Apr. 8, 1879, M. 65 
Y'rs. [Dau. of Simon and Phcebe (Bowers) MajTiard, a. 65 years, 
8 months, 23 davs.] 
R. B. Shattuck Died Dec. 13, 1SS3. iE. 27 Y'rs. & 7 Mo's. [Ray- 
mond B., a. 27 years, 6 months. IS days.] 

Sherwood* 
Carroll H. Age 8 Mo. 1890 
HoUis N. 1S56-1905. 

Sherwood 
Sanford Sherwood 1842-1908 Co. K. 1 Vt. Cav. [Son of Umucl and 
Sarah Ann (Start) Sherwood, b. at Fairfield. \t., Dec. 12, 1811, 
a. 60 years, I month, 3 days.) 
His Wife Ilattie Jewett 1846- 
W. L. Sherwood 1S72-1913. 

Guy H. Sherwood Died March 24, 1901. Aged 25 Years. [Sim of 
Sanford apd Hattie (Jewett) Sherwood, b. Oct. 13. 1878, d. in 
Fairfield. \'t., from a gunshot wound, a. 25 years, 4 mouths, 11 
davs, single.] 
George W. Simmons Bom May 9, 1871 Died Aug. 11, 1S96 M. 25 ys. 3 ms. 
& d'ys. (Son of John and Matilda (Ui\'igne) Simmons, d. Aug. 10, 
189r). a. 23 years, 4 months, 15 days, single] 
[Arthur II. Skinner, see iriscription to Arthur H. Maynard.] 
In Loving Hemcmbrance Frank P. Skinner Born Aug. 12, 1860 Died Dec. 

7, 1S92. 
Hollis II. Skinner Died Mar. 5. 1S90 A^. 38 Y'rs. 

Isaac N. Skinner, Died Feb. 7, 1S79. JE. 20 Y'rs. 1 Mo. & 23 D's. (Lsaac 
Newton, son of Chauncy and Ijiura (Wheatley) Skinner, a. 20 years, 
1 month, 20 days.] 
In Loving Kemembnince John X. Skinner Bom Jan. 15, 1876 Died Nov. 

2"), 11)12. 
In Loving Kemembrancc Ivatie A. Skinner Bom May 17, 1868 Died Apr. 
19, 1899. [Dau. of Van R. and Kliziibcth Skinner, b. in Fairfield, Vt., 
a. 30 years, 1 1 days.] 
In Dning Remembrance Van R. Skinner Jr. Ik)rn Apr. 2, 1866. Died 
July 31, 1901. (Son of Vanran.slier and E. (Moran) Skinner, a. 38 
years, 3 months, 2S days.] 
Infant son of S. O. ^fc F. S. Skinner. (Son of Sidney O. and Fanny (DickiiLson) 

Skinner, d. Sept. 8, 1904, a. 33 hours.) 
Capt. Aaron Smith, died Dec. 22, 1S49, Agtd 77 vears <fc 10 months. 
D. U. Smith Died Nov. 8, ISSO, .¥.. 61 Vrs. [Danforth U. Smith, a. 60 
years, 10 months.] 

Ceriza W. Avers Wife of D. L. Smith. Died June 25, 1886, M. 65 
Yrs. 
In Remembrance of Hannah Smith Wife of Capt. Aaron Smith died Nov. 

17, 1S48 Aged 79 vrs. 
Harvev Smith, Died Feb. 22, 1864, JE. 67 Yrs. 

Hiram Smith Died Jan. 10, 1892. JE. 99 Y'rs 1 Mo. & 21 D's. [widower.] 
Luthera, daugh. of Harvey & Mary Smith, died May 6, 1848, /K. 3 Mo. & 

15 d's. 
In Memory of Marv Wilcox Wife of Harvey Smith Died Feb. 19, 1890. M. 

82 Yrs. 
Nancy daughter of Harvey & Mary Smith, died May 4, 1850, Aged 8 yrs. 
& 4 mo. 

*The individual inscription& accompanying this monument are on markers. 



1921] In.^m'ptions at r>aJ:rr.ifJfhl Vt. 25 

Susanna KinK. Wife of Ilinim Sniith. Died May G, 1868, JE. 80 Y're. [b. in 
Hartford, \'t., a. 80 years, 20 days.) 

Smith 
Sylvostor Smith Drr. 4, ISll. Doc. ;^0, 1003. (Son of Joel and Hannah 

(Grimes) Smith, b. at Jutland, Mass.] 
Uis Wife Clarisya Ann Aug. 24, 1.S21. Mar. 21, 1870. [Clara A., 
dau. of Hiram and Susan Smith [«f), d. Mar. 20, 1870, a. 48 years, 
r> months, 27 days.) 
Clara Klvira Feb.* 27, 1850. Dec. 7, 1868. [Dau. of Sylvef^ter and 
Clarissa Smith, d. May 4, 1S70, a. 18 years, 9 months, 14 days.) 
Welthy M. dau^h. of Harsey & Man' Smith, died Apr. 7, ISll; aj;e<i o mo. 
<!k 1 1 (is. 

Sornlx^rger 
Klizur n. Soriilx.rper Apr. ('). ISl.VJan. 23, 1895. 
His Wife Hannah S. l^arUr Mar. S. 1844- 

Their Children 
June 20 1S70 biura K. June 2, IMK) 

May 12 lS7r> Ida Mav Nov. 2() 1S7^ (a. 3 xTare, 6 months.) 
Nov. 25, 1877 Hertha L. Jan 12 l.vs2 [a. 5 years, 1 month, 18 days.) 
Jona.s Sornh<^)rper, Died May 20, 1S65, yE. 84 >'b. dc 5 months, [b. in New 

York. d. Nov. iS(i').) 
liiura Wife of Jona.s St^rnU.rKer. Died Feb. 10, 1884, JE. 82 Y'rs. 
[Dau. of Nathaniel and Nlary N. Hraee, b. at Hartford, Conn., a. 
80 years.) 
Autentia dau^h. of Daniel Sc Rebecca Spoffnrd, died Oct. 11, 1826, aKe<l 6 mo.* 
Capt. Daniel S|x)lTord Die<i June 24, 1S70. .t. [illcgibU] 10 Mos. [b. in 
Ma>.-arhu^rtis. a. 82 vears.) 

Helx^cca Wife of the above Die<l May 12, I860 iE. 70 Y'rs. (b. in 

Temple. N. H.lf 
Daniel S|)ofrord Died June 6. 1891. A^.. 75 Y.s. [Son of Daniel and 
Hebecca (Barker) SmfTord, d. in Fairfield, Vt., drowned, a. 75 
vears. 8 months. 17 (lavs | 
Hetsev V. Hailev Wifr ..f"DMniel ST>..nr.,r(l Di. .1 \ur U'fl.nif,!, ? 1873), 
.^•:.*55 Ys. 
Joan daufjhter of Danici ^.V: Kcbecca SpoiiurU duni March 10 1842, aged 

23 Years.* 
Lucy S. daur of Daniel & Rebecca SpofTord. died Nov. 30, 1828. Aped 

8 years.* 
In Memorv of Delpha Stjuirei^ who Departed this Life Nov. 21, 1892. Bom 

Feb. il, 1846. 
F. Leon son of J. C. <k K. C. Squires. Died Mar. 11. 1875. JF.. 1 Yr. 4 ms. 
tt 17 ds. [Leon Frank, son of Julius and Emily (Dean) Squires, a. 
1 year, 5 months.) 
Jonathan L. Squires Died Sept. 17, 1809. JE. 50 Y'rs. (Son of Ahnn and 
Hulda S(juires, b. at Fairfield, Vt.. a. 50 vears, 7 months.) 

Mother Kmily A. Wife of J. L. Squires. Died Apr. 21, 1807. 
ylO. 04 Y'rs. [Fmily Arthusa. dau. of Josiah and Sarah Scribner, 
b. at Enosburg. Vt., a. 64 vears, 2 months, 3 davs.) 
Selbv N. Died Mar. 1, 1873. Al. 6*v'rs. 6 mo's & IS d's. 

Willey Died Mar. 14. 1873. jE. 3 yrs. 11 mo's & 20 ds. 
Children of Jonathan L & Emily A. Squires. 
[Betsey (Pearson) (Perkins) Start. J ace inscription to John S. Perkins.] 
Charles G. Start, son of Capt. Moses Start, Died Nov. 26, 1802, in his 80th 

•.\nother inscription to this person, agreeing in substance with this inscription, is on her father's 
monument. 

tThore is niso an inscription to this person on a separate praveetone. 

JShe nmrrieii (1) John S. Perkins and (2). as his second wife, Simeon Gould Start. 



26 Inscriptions at Bakersfield, Vt. [Jan. 

Year. [Son of Moses and Margaret (Gould) Start, a. 79 years, 11 
months, 9 da\^s.] 

Died at Bakersfield Feb. 7, 187S Robene F. Daughter of Dea. C>tus 
Barnes And Wife of Chas. G. Start ^E. 50 Y'rs. [Dau. of Cyrus 
and Nancy (Farnsworth) Barnes, a. 50 years, 1 month. 1 
Died at Worcester Mass. Dec. 23, 1S81 Melville G. son of Charles 

& Robene Start. JE. 28 Y'rs. 
Died at W^orcester Mass. Feb. 18, 1908. George C. Start M. 48 
Y'rs. 
George Start Feb. 17, 1803, Mar. 29, 1865. [Son of Moses and Peggy (Gould) 
Start, b. in Bakersfield, a. 02 veai*s, 1 month, 12 da vs.} 
Mary Colton his Wief Jan.* 17, 1800 Sept. 24, 1892. 
Guy H. Start 1873-1909 [Guy Houghton, son of Henrj- R. and Ella (Hough- 
ton) Slaif, b. in Bakersfield S'ov. 5, 1873, d. in St. Albans Hospital 
Sept. 10, 1909, a. 35 years, 11 montlis, 11 davs. a suicide.) 
Henry R. Start Dec. 28, 1845. Nov. 7, 1905. [Henry Russell, son of Simoon 
Gould and Mary Sojihia (Barnes) Start, a. 59 years. 10 months, 10 days.) 
Ella S. HouRhton Wife of Henry R. Start June 20, 1851. July 12, 
1890. [Ellen, dau. of Stillman J. and Sarah (Aycrs) Houghton, a. 
39 years. 10 clays.] 
Emma J. Huughtim Wife of Merritt L. Start June 10, 1853, Aug. 14, 
1893. [Dau. of Stillman J. and Sarah (Ayers) Houghton, a. 40 
years, 2 months, 4 days.] 
Margaret wife of Mo.<e,s Start, died June 3, 1848, Aged 77 years & 11 mos. 
Moses Start, Died Nov. 27, 1854. Aged 84 y'rs 6 mo's. 
Mo.^es Ikrnard Start 1S0S-1S73 [Son of Mo.ses and Margaret (Gould) 
Start, d. in Burlington, Vt., Oct. 3, 1873, a. 05 years, 7 montLs, lU 
days.) 

i>aura Griswold Start 1818-1884 [b. at Weathersfield, Conn., d. 

Oct. 15, ISM, a. 00 years, 4 montLs, 14 days, widow.] 
Romeo Hoyt Start 18^37-1893 
Anna Clark Start 18-19- 
Ozro G. Start 1838-1912 [Ozro Gould, .son of Gould Symeon* and S(jphia 
(Barnes) Start, b. Mar. 11, 1838, d. Dec. 2, 1912, a. 74 years, 9 months, 
10 days.] 
Ray H. only son of F. A. & V. L. Start. July 6, 1883, Jan. 9, 1886 [Son of 
Fred A. and Venie (ChatTee) Start, d. Jan. 9, 1887, a. 2 years, 6 months, 
3 days.] 

Fred A. Start, Youngest .<on of C. G. & R. F. Start, Sept. 22, 1862, 
Jan. 30, 1893. [Son of Charles G. and Rolxina (Barnes) Start, a. 
30 years, 4 months, 8 days.] 
Simeon Gould Start July 28 1805-Aug. 3 1893. [Son of Moses and Mar- 
garet (Gould) Start, a. 88 vears, 6 days.] 

Mary Sophia Barnes hi.s- wife July 1. 1813-April 28 1862. [Dau. of 

Comfort and Soi)hia Barnes, a. 48 years.] 
Ella Sophia Start their daughter Dec. 22, 1856-May 22 1863. [a. 
years, 5 months.] 
Storrs W. Start Born Apr. 25, 1841. Died Mar. 9, 1894. [Storrs Waterman, 
son of Moses and Laura (Griswold) Start, a. 52 years, 10 months, 15 
days.] 

His Wife Lottie E. Cutting Bom July 16, 1849- 
Rolla S. Start. 1S75-1914 [Son of Storrs W. and Lottie E. (Cutting) 
Start, b. June 20, 1875, d. Mar. 1, 1914, a. 38 years, 8 months, 
8 days.] 
Charhe M. Son of M. D. & M. J. Stearns, Died Aug. 29, 1867 JE. 1 Yr. & 

*UsuaUy WTitten Simeon Gould. 



1921] JnsrriptinriR at Bakersficld, Vt. 27 

3 Mh. (Son of M. J. and M D. Stonrns, b. in Sugar Creek, WLs., a. 
1 year, 3 months, 2 days. J 
Abraluim Strhhins. Dird Dec. 29, 1871. JE. 49 Ys. [Son of Jotham and 

Abigail St<'bbins. d. Doc. 2S, 1871, a. 49 years, 21 days.) 
Jotham Stobbins, Died May 4 185S, Aged 62 Y'rs 2 mo. 4 ds. [Son of 

David Stebbins, d. May 5, 18.58.] 
Lyman Stebbins Died Mar. 2. 1806. Aged 71 Y'rp. k 8 mo's. [Son of 
Dayid and Uivina Stebbin.'^, b. in New Haven, Vt., a. 71 year^, 7 months, 
5 days.] 
Mary A. {laughter of Jotham k Abigail Stebbin.^j. Died Jan. 20, 1863. 

\V.. 'li\ Vrs. o mo. 20 ds. 
Polly Wife of L. Stebbins Died Feb. 24, 1865, Aged 63 Yrs. k 11 Mos. 

Stevens 
Dr. (Jeorge D. Stevens 1837-1881. 
Kunice S. Jones His Wife 1834-1901 

Ccorgc S. Stevens son of Dr. i\. D. k E. J. Stevens 1861-1887. 
HarridoM H. Stevens, Died Dec. 19, 18">4. Age<l 26 y'rs 7 mo's. 
Horace H. son of J. k N. Stevens, Died July 4, 1856, A\. 30 y'rs. k 1 mo. 
Joseph A. Stevens Died May 18. 1857, aged iu\ years. [Son of B^phraim 
and Athaliah Stephens, d. May 17, 1S57, a. 62 years, 11 months, 6 
days.) 
Xliriam V. wife of Joseph A. Stevens. Ik)m Apr. 13, 1796. Died Apr. 13, 
1861. [Dau. of Joshua and Mar>' Barnes, b. in Hakersfield, a. 65 years, 
widow.] 
Nancy, Wife of Joseph Stevens, Died Sept. 16, 1833, Aged 35 years. 
Howard son of W. 1). k M. J. Stewart Died Sept. 8. 1K87. /K. 11 Weeks. 
[Howard Austin, son of W. D. and Marv J. (SpofTord) Stewart, a. 3 
months, 16 days.) 
Abigail, wife of Oliver Stone. Died June 17. \>\2. \i\ her 67^^ year. 
Alden, son of Charles C. k Hhoda Stone, die<l Sept. 8. 1S40. aged 3 years 

9 mo. 
George W. Stone 18.>|- 

His Wife Amy D. Maynard 1856-1911 [Dau. of Harri.*^n and Rhoda 
Ma\Tiard, b. Oct. 14, 1856, d. Jan. 27, 1911, a. 54 years, 3 months, 
13 (lavs.) 
J. W. Stone Died Feb. 4, 1S92 A\ 68 Y'rs. <fc 9 Mo's.* 

Clara M. Wife of J. M. Stone Diixl Mar. 9, 1904. M. 77 Y'rs. [Clara 
Martha, dau. of Amos and Relief (Gray) Davis, b. Mar. 20, 1827, 
a. 76 vears, 11 months, 22 davs, widow.] 
John P. Stone Died May 23. 1898. AI 81 Y's. k S Mo's. 
Little Mark Son of I. H. i^' buna T. Stone Died Apr. 18. 1909 ^. 9 Mos. 
26 Dvs. [Sun of Irving H. and I^iura Tinnie (Donham) Stone, b. 
June 22. 1908.] 
Mary A. Wife of John P. Stone Died A]>r. 22. 1011 JE. 81 Yrs. 10 Mos. 
Oliver Stone Died Julv 11, K^60. AL. 1\) y'rs. 

D. M. Stratton Died Jan. 24, 1908. M.'^l Y'rs. [David Madi.-^on, son of 
I^ccman and Mary Ann (Searls) Stratton. b. in Fairfield, Vt., a. 4 
years, 60 months.!] 

Mary E. Stone, Wife of D. M. Stratton Died Sept. 18. 1S96. JE. 
47 Y's 9 M's. k 16 D'j-s. [Dau. of Wheeler and Clara (Da\'is) 
Stone.] 
Clara Ann Dau. of D. U. k U. E. Stratton Died Aug. 26, 1878. 
iE. 9 Y's. S M's. & IS D's.t 

•J. Wheeler Stone. — m.l.s. 

tAn error for CO years, 4 months. 

tA similar inscription is found on a separate stone. 



28 Inscriptions at Bakersfield, Vt. [Jan. 

Dorothy Potter Dunn Wife of Freeman Stratton Died Oct. 6, 1903. JE. 

85 Ys. 6 Ms. & 15 D'ys. 
Perry A. Stratton 1858- 

His Wife Imogene Foss 1S4S-190S [Dau. of Stephen and Sarah 
(Chamberlain) Dunbar, b. in Fairfax. Vt., Mar. 3, 1848, d. July 
10, 1008, a. 00 years, 4 months, 7 days.] 
Rebecca Burr Sturgess 1823-1905 [Rebecca H., dau. of Aaron and Rebecca 
(Cook) Burr, b. Dec. 2, 1823, d. Jan. 18, 1905, a. 81 years, 1 month, 
16 days.]* 
Charles B. Nichols 1841MS79 
Charlotte A. Nichols 1847- 
Mildred A. Sweet Born May 23. 1898 Died May 23. 1904. (Dau. of L. S. 

and Emma (Morgan) Sweet, b. in Fairfield, Vt., a. 6 years.) 
Stella Annjcnnottc Kliza daughter of Royal S. and Harriett P. Syke died 

January 20^*> AD. 1825. aged 3 years and 9 months. 
Edraond Tatro Born Nov. 184S Died Sept. 1912. (Son of Peter and Mary 
(Dayaw) Tatro. b. in Sholdon. Vt.. d. Sept. 3, 1912, a. ()3 years, 10 
months; committed suicide by taking jHiison.] 
Joseph L. Died Jan. 26, 1889. JE. 4 Y'rs. 

Sophi. Died Jan. 16. 1S89. /!•:. 2 Y'rs. 

Children of Kdmund A: Julia Tatro. 
George Temple, Dec. 12, 1844- 

Plis Wife Josephine Smith. Feb. 7, 1843. June 22. 1907 [Dau. of 

and P. (Millerj Smith, a. ()4 years, 4 months, 15 days.] 

George F. Jan. 31, 1871. Dec. 7, 1896. [Son of George and Jo.sephine 

(Smith) Temple, a. 25 years, 7 months, 3 days.) 
Mal)€l J. June 23, 1880. Aug. 7, 1887. [a. 7 years, 1 month, 15 
days.) 
Our Father Jonas Temple. Born at Marlboro, Mass. Feb. 14, 1807, 

died at Bakersfield April 18, Ls71. [a. 66 years. 2 months, 4 days.] 
Judson Son of J. & L. A. Temple, Died Oct. 27, 1865, Ai.. 1 vr. 10 hls. «fe 13 

ds. 
Lucy A. Stratton, Wife of Joel Tcmijle. Died Oct. 29, 1875. JE. 34 Y'rs. 
Our Mother Maria Wife of Jonas Temple Died March 29, 1885 Al. 81 

Yrs. [Dau. of Smith, b. at Whitneyville, Ma.'^s., a. 80 years, 

11 months, 7 days.] 
Robert B. son of K.^M. & S. J. Temple. Died Aug. 19, 1890, JE. 7 Mos. 

[Son of Flmer W. and Sarah (Bagley) Temple, a. 7 months, 1 day.] 
William Temple Died Mar. 22, 190S Al. 73 [Son of Jonas and Maria (Smith) 
Temple, b. at Fletcher, Vt., Oct. 4, 1834, a. 73 years, 5 months, 18 
days.] 

Luthera B. Nichols His Wife Died May 8, 1900 Al. 67 Yrs. [Dau. 
of John and Charlotte Nichols, a. 66 years, 11 months, 28 days.] 
Francis B. James A. Mary, Children of Rev. S. G. & K. S. Tenney died 

Ivlay 1832. 
Frazar S. Thornton 1863-1898. 

His Wife Emma M. Pearson, 1868-1896. 
Hiram G. Pearson 1843- 
His Wife Armida Kellogg. 1843- 
Harold son of H. C. & I. D. Tillot.<on Died Oct. 9, 1885 AL. 3 mo's. [Son 
of Homer C. and Isadore (Dean) Tillotson, d. Oct. 8, 1885, a. 2 months, 
22 days.] 

*Her first husband was Nichols. 

[To be concluded] 



1921] Descendants of Christopher Wonlley 29 



CllKISTOPIIEU WOOLLKY OF CONCORD, MASS., 
AND SOME OF HIS DESCENDANTS 

I'.y Mr«. Irene Cynthia Gould of Wellesley Hills, M&ss. 

TnRi:i: men named Woollcy* arc found in New England about 
the middle of the seventeontli eenturv, hut as yet no records have 
been found that show them to be related to one another. Chris- 
topher Woolley was at Concord, Mass., about 1G4(), and he and 
his desrendants form the subject of this article. Robert \\'()()lley 
was at Fairfield, Conn., ir>-ll)-1653, and removed to Southampton, 
Ix)n^r Island, where his name appears on the list of lOo?. He married 
Ann \\'()()drufT, dau'^hter of John and Ann of Southampton. Their 
children were: 1. Robert. 2. John. .S. Joseph. 4. Ann. 5. Eliza- 
beth. 0. IMurln?. 7. Mary. 8. Hannah. f I-iman^el Woolh'y was 
on the list of freeman at Newport, R. I., in lt355, and in 1()07 he 
was "ordered to repair arms." He received a prant of land in 
Monmouth, N. J. lie was a mem!)er of the Society of Friends. He 

married Elizabeth . Their children were: 1. Adam, born 

in Mar. 1(*».>1; married Mary . 2. Edward, l)om in Dec. 

165,'); married Leilia . 3. Elizabeth (twin), born in Nov. 

1057. 4. Mary (twin), bom in Nov. U')r)7. 5. John, born in Oct. 
It)')!); married Mary Potter. 6. William, born 15 Sept. 1002. 7. 
Ruth, born 12 Oct. 10(>-1; married John Tucker. 8. Clrace, born in 
Apr. 10(i(*). {). Joseph, born in May KiOS; died in 1091. J 

1. CuiusTornKK* WooLLKY, of CoHcord, Mass., weaver, died 
28 Jan. \7(M) \. He nuirried first. 20 Feb. 1640/7 (Concord rec- 
ords), I'hsii.i.a Wcdkll, who died 13 June 1074; and secondly, 
10 Apr. I(i77, M.VKY How, who died 2() Dec. 1695, widow of 
William of Concord. 

He owned land adjoinini^ William iay^^r and John Smedley in 
the east (juarter of the town, which he sold to Joshua Brooks in 
1003 (Middlesex Deeds, vol. 9, paj^e 183). When Richard (IrifTm 
of Concoril died, 5 Apr. 1601, he left '*40 shillings in cloas to Chris- 
toplier Woolley," and owed .*^aid Christopher Woolley two lumdred 
pounds; and these facts apjiarently contradict the statement made 
by Savaiz;e (denealoj^ical Dictionary, vol. 2, page 314) that Richard 
Griflin gave to Christopher Woolley most of his property. 
Children, born at Concord: 

i. Kkuecca,' b. 24 July U>4|/oml; d. 27 Sept. 1075. 

ii. Mann.\h, b. 24 Jan l()(/ornl:§ d. 21 Feb. l(>48/9. 

iii. i^AiiAH, b. .^ May 16[/om];|| m. 18 July 16S2 Joshua Fletcher of 

CheliiK^ford, Mass. 
iv. Mary, d. 19 Dec. 1G77; m. 27 Mar. 1673 Samewell How. Chil- 

•This purnamc is spelled in various ways in the records of Concord and other towns in Middle- 
sex Co.. Mass. The forms Woolie and WMey are found, and some members of the family changed 
the name to Woolfdyf. 

tFor this family see Howell's History of Southampton, second edition, 1S87, pp. 408-^09. 

tCf. Savape's Gcnealonioal Dictionary, vol. 4. p. «>48. 

51047 [1G47/S]. according to Pop>e. Pioneers of Massachusetts. 

I1G48/9 [sic], according to Pope, 16. 



30 Descendants of Christopher Woolley [Jan. 

drcn: 1. Mary, b. 17 Jan. 1674/5. 2. Sarah, b. 23 July 1677; 
d. 4 Mar. 1678/9. 

V. Eunice, b. in 1656; d. 7 May 1737; m. 26 Mar. 1678 John Tatuob, 
b. 19 Oct. 1653. d. 20 Nov. 1719, s. of William and Mary (Mor- 
riam). "Mrs. Eunice Taylor and her son-in-law, Dea. Nathaniel 
Mcrriam, pave a cup to the church, which is still preserved." 
(Brown's History of the Town of IVdford). Children: 1. Kunice, 
b. 22 Dec. 167S; m. William Clark. 2. .\fnry, b. 21 Feb. 16S1/2; 
m. Nathaniel Mcrriam. 3. IieUrca, h. 27 June 1687; m. Ja^eph 
Bacon. 4. liulh, d. 27 Sept. 16SS. 

vi. Ruth, m. (1) 4 Dec. 1691 Joseph Taylor, who d. 20 Sept. 1709; 

m. (2) 14 June 1711 Stephen Mi u (3) 2 July 171S Daniel 

Cheeveh, who d. in 1733. \v to Joseph Taylor's will 

(Middlesex Trobate Files, 15S74) in* Ijrid 113 arrcs, kn^wn later 
as the Mead place, in lit»tlf(>rtl. Children by tirst hu.sband; 1. 
Ruth, b. 10 Nov. 1692. 2. .4^i^at7, b. 8 Mar. 1695/6. 3. HlUa- 
beth, b. 27 Feb. 170.3 4. C^hild by .vcond hiLsband: 4. Joseph, 
b. in 1712. Childrrn by thirtl ha-^band: 5. Mary, b. 10 Oct. 1719. 
6. Israel, b. 27 S-pt. 17-22. 7. Daniel, b. 16 July 1726. 

vii .loHN, d. 4 Auk. 171S; m. '29 Nov. 1711 Kli.maheth IUkkh, b. 15 
S<«pt. 16H4. d. 23 Jan. 1767 (jtmve^tone in Concord Mill Burying 
Ciround), dau. of William and ElLHal>eth. She m. (2) 16 July 1719 
J<»s4ph Stow, by whom ^ln* had four children, who d. young. 
Child: 1. KIimUUi,* b. 11 Oct. 1712; m. 29 May 1759 Kphraim 
Stow. 

viii. Sa^iuel, d. unin. at Concord in 1722/3. His will, prove<l 27 May 
17*23 (Middlesex I*n)l ' " ords, vol. 16), proves that Samuel. 
John, and Thom:i« . were brothers, and that Daniel 

CluH'ver and Jo«»eph Slow v^erc next of kin. 

2. ix. J(»hKPH. 

3. X. TiioMAM, b. probably alwut 1600.* 

2. Joseph* Woolley (Christopher^), tailor, wa^ l>orn and died at 
Concord, Mass. His estate was settled in 1745. He married, 
U) Mar. lliSS 9, Kachkl Huackktt of Cholrnsford, Mass. 
In U)M, actordinp to Sbattuck (Hi.story of Concord, page 43), 
he witnessed the purchase by Concord of 8000 acres. 
Children, lK)m at Concord: 

i. Maiiy,» b. 12 I>T. !• ■ • 9 May 1703. 

4. ii. Samikl, b. 24 Fib. 1 

ill. Uachel, b. 14 June 16US; m. 30 Jan. 1717/18 Jo6EPH Stratton of 

Concord. 
iv. Elisaueth, b. 8 Apr. 1700; m. 19 Dec. 1718 Jonathan Butterick. 

•The birth dates of aevrn of Chmtophrr Woolley'* clnldrcn are not found in the Conrord 
records; but the records of all the n»arri»it»*« >■< »'•.-.• <•' 'i-.--, » »ve been found, and proof that 
they were brothers and eisters in fiirni»hc<J i • f«Lat««. The following paper 

(Massachusotta Archive*, vol. 69. p. IM) Co..v-...^ ;..^ v....^ ^....^n proof that Thomaa Woolley 
waa in Concord a« a youth. 

"To the Hon'Ie Gov'r and CounciU now aittini in Beaton. ^ '*^ 1677. The requ*^t of the 

Millitiaof the Towne of Concord ilumbly be aeceheth that ti i receiving a warrunt from 

the worthy Major Gookin to impress four men for the service oi ;. — v; and beioic informed 

only to scout about Chelmsford, and the millitia not being able to < >se persons that were 

intended and desired, they aent four youths promising to r '' . one week after they 

went; but so soone as they came to Chelmsford, they wer' ^rk Point where they 

now rcmaine. Our humble request to your Honor, thercfLre, is f lease to consider 

how un5tt those youth are for their Countrj-'s service, namely: .•" -n. John Wheat. 

John Ball and Thomas Woolley. and that they may be dismiseed from Uie aaul eervioe. end so 
returned; and so shall we ever pray for your Honor dc CI. 

(Signed] Timothy Wheeler 

In the name of the Millitia." 

As Samuel Stratton was born 5 Mar. 1660/1 and John Ball was bom 15 .\uk. IGOO, it is assumed 
that Thomas Woolley must have been of about the same age. He did not marry until 14 Dec. 1697, 
and was then, accordingly, thirty-six or thirty-seven years old. and died, therefore, at the age of 
about fifty. His estate was settled in 1721. 



1921) DeMCeridants of Christopher Woottey 31 

5. V. Joseph, b. 14 July 1702. 

vi. Abioaiu b. K May 1704; m. 5 Juno 1746 Jercmiaii Whittemore 

< ' " *'>n, MnAN. 
vii. I) .. b. 17 Nov. 1705. 

3. Tiiomah' Woollky (Christopher^), yeoman, l)om at Concord, 

MiiM., probably al)oul IGOO, died there, intestate, 18 Nov. 
1710. He inarricd, 14 Dim-. 1G97, Hkbkcca Frenxh, b. 2 Jan. 
ir»7.'? 1, I'Idrst rbild of Lieut. Josopb and I]liHal>etb (Knipbt) 
of Concord. ."^Ih* \va.s ap|X)intr<i iidinini.stnitrLx of her hus- 
band's estate, wliirb wai* apprai.sed at £305. Ss. 5d. She 
married Horondly John Hlythe. weaver, who, in his will, 
datrcj 10 Aug. 17.'il), made Hiiiall IxHjuestu to his first wife's 
(lU'lM'ica'.M) cbildn^n. 
Children, bom at Concord: 

0. i. TiioMAM,' b. 3 Jan. 1»J97 H 
7. ii. J« • • • >K 23 Jnn. HMKJ 1700. 

iii. J< .. b 3 Mav 17(rj; d. unm. at IMford, Mam., 20 July 

•\ stoDo wall Dear Virfpnia IUmuI. 
iv. Sa ; 

V. Keiikcca, h. in ITOS; m. Samitel FLETciiEn. 

vi. Makt. b. 27 ()rt. 1?'" ■ 26 Apr. 1764 Jqmam Uam-*, i> \* Ju»v 
1713, 11. of J<Kiiah - -y. 

4. Samukl* Woolley {Joseph,^ Christopher^), husbandman, bom 

at Concord, Maw., 24 Feb. 1695/ G, died 13 Apr. 1777. He 

married, in 1720, Maky , who died 1 Oct. 1779. in 

lier 79tb ye.ir. Their fn^veBtoDes arc in the Concord Ilill 
liurj'inp (Iroiind. 
ChiKiren: 

i. .M.\RT,« b IS Jan. 1722 3; m. 13 Feb. 1752 Simon Hartwcll of 

Concord, 
ii. LucT. b. 1 Sept. 1?25; m. 15 Jan. 1744 5 Daniel Ratmond of 

r 1. 

iii. K ^ l>. 13 Oct. 1728: probably d. young, 

iv. John, b. 23 .\pr. 1732. 

V. HAriiRL, b. 12 .\ug. 17:W; m. D^' "^ TT\rtwell. 
vi. Sarah, b. 17 June 173S. 

^. JosKi'ii^ Woolley (Joseph,^ Christopher^), carpenter, bom at 

Concord, Mjy*^., 14 July 1702, died at Acton, Mass. lie 

married at Concord, 28 Mar. 173-1, Hannah Hakwood. 

CliildriMi: 

i. Joseph,* b. 5 Sept. 1735; m. Sallt . 

ii. N.\THAN, b. 10 Apr. 1737. 

iii. Hannah, b. 8 .Vpr. 1741; m. (.>uver Jones. 

iv. Mart, b. '26 Apr. 1744; d. unm. 

6. Thomas' Woolley {Thorfias,^ Christopher^), bora at Concord. 
Mass., 3 Jan. 1697 S. died at Richmond. N. H., in Mar. 1793. 
He married. 24 Oct. 1720. Maky CnAMnKULAiN of Concord, 
born 29 Mar. 1099, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth. He, 
with others, signed the petition to have the town of Bedford, 
Mass., incorporated in 1729, set off from Concord. He was a 
yeoman, ownim: considerable land in both towns, and had large 
holdings in lliclunond, N. H., wliither he moved about 1700.* 

*In Da«9ett'a History of Richmond, p. 143. Uie bUme for Thomas Wooll«y. once the richest 



32 



Descendants of Christopher Woollcy 



(Jau 



Children : 

i. Mary/ b. at Concord 8 Nov. 1720; m. at Bedford, 14 Miiy 1711. 
John Fassett, deaotm and caut&in, b. at C^unbriduo, Mass , 
1 Apr. 1720, (1. at 1 'on. Vt., 12 Aui;. 17'M. Si\ chil.inn. 

ii. Hannah, b. at Concor .ir. 1722: in. 2 Apr. 1741, a.s hi^ s^'corui 

wife, Zedekiah Duury, b. at Sutton, Mass.. 30 Apr. 171t5. His 
first wife was Hannah AxtoU of Sutton, bv whom ho had onr - ■ 
Gershoin, b. 31 \^c. 173*>. Ho livi^d at l)un.«table, M.'usj*., a 
ward.s at Hollis ; viple, N id n'nn»vo<l thenco to Sht 1- 

burnc, Mass. < ml./ . b. 1 Mar. 1741/2. 2. 

Jonathan (twin), b. 4 Aug. 1743. 3. Ei*n\rzcr (twin), b. 4 A 
1743. 4. Thomas, b. 26 Apr. 1747 ' V ' n, b. 23 Nov. 17 i 
6. Hannah, b. 29 Aug. 1749. 7. 27 \\ift 17.*i2. .s 

Mary, b. S Feb. 1757. 9. Darul, b. l.*, .M.iV 1759. ' -. ' 

26 Feb. 1701. 11. Samuel, b. 10 July IHVA. lU t 

recorda.) 
h. ni r ^. b. at Concord 13 Oct. 1725. 

iv. 1 A, b at f\u»p<«rt| 2.S July 1727; m. John Gardmeii, and 



^. Children: 



livtd at ^ 
9. V. John, b. al 
10. vi. Nathan, b. at ' 
vii. Sauah, b. : * ' 
1759 Kn 
Kichnioiid, N. i 
Townwnd of '!'«', 

had four sons and one r. 

j^. 1.. . . i>. 1 .. . 1 .1 

tl 

n)«iii<i. 1 ii I '» lilt' 

(lJaKS4 tfs Ii :.J, p 

b. at .Mar. 17riO. 2. ( 

Nov. 1 . ^» .--yi il H ' \ ' ' 
2 Sopt 17IVV 4 Ni 

of ■ 

L' ■. 

b. 25 Nov. 1771. h 

b. 12 June 1776. 10. / v,<rf< ^twin,i, t. 

lioUca.* 



1. John. 2. Htbecea. 



' ' '■*"" ra. 19 June 

1, who d. at 

'1 li«- ill. (2) Father 

' « >rt Isll, bv \^h«.ni he 

Kculten Parker n fnuu 



i.iU v^l.i 

\r,r> ) C: .. .: ... i. /.' . ' .. 

h. 6 Nov. 1761; m. 20 

' • " Sarah b. 

;•!(•, (lau. 

ii. , iiii<l usj«ue. 5. 

1770. 7. Jonathan, 

1774. 9. Mary (twin), 

iJ June 1776; m. Jonatlum 



7. JosKPii* WooLLEY {Thomos,'^ Christopher^) f hoiiH-wright, of Hut- 
lainl. 173'). Holcicn, 1750, ami Princeton, Mass., 1764, bom 
at Conrorii, Mass., 23 Jan. lOW/1700. d'unl at Princeton [?) 



! 



about 17K<. 
dauj;hter of i : . . i : 

was a widow in 1784 (Worcester 
Children: 



> « - 17 



17:>s •», Mkiu'v (Joodnow, 
ri!i f.f .Sudbury, Maxs. She 
. vol. 98, page 16). 



Lr(T,« b. 27 July 1739 (Holdcn 

Kkukcca, b. 3 June 1741 (if>.); d. 

JusKi H, b. C June 1743 (i//.); m Su.han.va 

Probate Uewrds v. 1 150, page 110) or Sau.t 

306, pa^501). 



llr.Z ."^THATnj.H. 



(see Woroeaier 
f<h , vol. 



IV 



Mary, m. (intention recorded 15 Aug. 1783) Willlvm Mailshall, Jr. 
8. Thomas* Woolley {Thomas,* Thoma^, Christopher^), bom at 

man in Richmond, hn\-ini: become a ' .rge is put upon hia aoDS. It wa y- 't- 

law. Revihon P.irker. that he made \ - and he had probably giren hia pr n , 

Esther TownM'nd. Reuben Parker's seoood wife, probably saw fit to turn him out when sb* mamad 
Reuben Parker. 

•■"The elder sons of Mr. Reuben Parker removed from town quit« early; a number of thmm 
settled in the northern part of the state, wh«-r« :Kfv became active and enterpriaing otaaaoa.** 
(Baasett's History of Richmond, p. 456.) 



1021] D€9cendanU of Chruiopher WooUey 33 

Concord, MaM.. 13 Oct. 1725, dinl at Ludlow, Vt., at his 
son's hoiiBc. He rnarriocl, 7 Mar. 17')2, Makt Williams 
of Ilollin, N. H. He liveil at BernardMton, Mam., and he and 
hi r\'ed in the Uevolutionar}' War. 

V ill i< 1 1 < n I 

i. TlKiWAil.* 

iL David, b. in 1756; d. in 1<^; m. at I Wtum,, lA Jum* 1774, 

Haraii IN' In IMO hui V ! at lUwton for a 

prruiinn • »: 1. Sally,* : ; 2. Mollu, h. 12 

. h. W Jnn. 177.*. 4. /><.*€y, h. 13 July 1781. 
•. r m Il..^»..ri if» ISIH. 

tii. Rev. Klijaii,* A , A. M. (i6.),b. at liornard*- 

ton •' ^■- ' ., .». ^ '- • :lv 1H47; m Sallt 

P. of Ai. \' H H^ wM a 

<' . ...f.i, ' nR- 

\mh. ^ . .! :i' I ! :alc, 

and rrwunMHl of whom, 



!•;. . .1 • 



vaa A t;i .\Ti 

!▼. J v. 

9. John* Woollkt (7*/ .' Thoman,* ChriMopher^) was born at 

He<iford. Mai«<., 30 Nov. 17'21>. He niame<l, 30 Apr. 1754, 
Maky Bixm)D, l>om al Conrord. MaxM., 31 Jan. 17 

jjj^,. .1 . .. ^f John n-^ ^ rah. They re?ifle<i * '' i -i-i, 

M 'Ufcli, Stow. (nsrin. M.x-\'» . and .»it " n \*t. 

Childn»n: 

i. Jons,» h. at d. 4 Del. 17:>4 

ii. Krxirr., * 

iii. John. 1> 

11. iv. J at lu 

V. Ii -xK lU^ii 

12. vi. TiioMAA, b. at MoiuMtn W .Mar ITiU. 

vii. 8<»'T*« » •• '"• " ni. Han- •* "-wijod. He and h in family are 

. Vt., V ;;rmv60toiMS are to be found. 

ID. Nathan* Woollkt (Thomat^, Thomas} Christopher^), bom at 
Bedford, Mass., 3 Dec. 1733. died at Westminster. Vt. He 
marriixl at Bt^lford, 3 Oct. 1754. Sarah Fl.\CiO of Concord, 

Ma.»<?<., who ditni at ^^* •• in.*<ter 2' ^ • 1SI7. - ' 79. 

He apix^ars on a i r roll 10 \\ >'J, in His 

Majesty's Fer\'ice under Cap -nezer Morrow, in Col. 

Jonatlian P> He entered the 

j*er\'ire as n j'ii\:'. ir ii .vpi.. -♦ i\iu un ii '■ • months, 

18 days [mc]: G days of travels .ind wa5 <. i Jl July 

(year not given; endon*ed "17''^ Ma-ssachusetts Archives, 

vol. 90. page 337.) His ape is givt-n a.s 24 on 17 Apr. 1758 
(i6., vol. 1H>. pape ISa"). He was al.<o in the K' •*• .: training 
band, Capt. John Walton. 13 May 1775. 11- i at Bed- 

ford, Concord, Reading, and Andover, Mass., at Hollis and 
Rirliniond, N. H., and finally at Westminster, Vt. 

Children: 
i. Sarah,* b. at Concord, Mas? ^ n. t. 1755; d. umn. at TVllowa 
F.alK Vt., in 17S(>. 

13. ii. N h. at 1' " \*. IT.. 2o juiv i7o7. 

iii. I 1). at 1. .\. H., 1 June 1759; m. 3 Jan. 1782 John 

*1Ip app«>*r» in the fMorda of DmrtAouth Collr«;r'a9 BlijaA WoUoff*. 



34 Descenilants of Christopher WooUey [Jan. 

Cass of Richmond, N. H., who m. (2) 21 Sept. ISOO Sam Kelton. 
Children: I.John. 2. Daniel. 'S.Sophia. A.Esther. 5. Matthew. 
6. Samuel. (Cf. Bassett's IIistor>' of Hichinond, p. 361.) 
iv. As.\, b. at ir<.lh'^, X. H., 11 July 1701: m. 2t) Au«. 17S4 Hktskt 
Knapp of Winchest^T, X. II. He apjH'ars on the la.x list at Dum- 
raerston, V't., in 1S()2. 

14. V. Augustus, b. at Andover, Miuss., 20 Dec. 1703. 

15. vi. Am ASA, b. at Andover, Mass.. 23 Feb. 1700. 

vii. Susan, b. at Keadinjr, *' •• •-• ^\_ at Sprin^iidd, Vl., 

before IS')!); m. at -e. Vt., about ISOO, 

Wakhkn Fox, who d. Ix'lorc l^oO. Chiltl. 1. Perlina S., b. at 
Sa.xton's River Village 31 Jan. ISOl; d. at Darlington, Wia., 23 
Apr. 1874; m. (1) Francis Marsh; in (2) at Weathersfield, Vt., 
about 1S24, Luke Tolles; one child by first husband and eight 
childn-n by .s<«cond husband.* 

viii. Patty, b. at Richmond, X. H., 29 Apr. 1770; m. David Randall; 
livetl at Rm'kin^hain, Vt. 

16. ix. Samukl, b. at Richmond, X. H., 24 Au^. 1773. 

17. X. William Wiikelkk, b. at Richmond, N. H., 5 Sept. 1777. 

11. Jo.VATMAN^ WooLLKY {John,* Thomas,^ Thomas,* Christopher^) j 

horn at HiMlfonl. Mas,s., 22 Auj?. 1758. dial at Hr(x)kline, Vt., 
28 July lS-18. He iimrritHl tin*t, at v^wanzey, N. H., 2 Oct. 
1780, LuciNDA Balding; ami secondly, 27 Mar. 1817, Anna 
Gatks Pottkk, born at Ix»yden, Mass., tlieii at Brookline in 
1858. 

He was a Hevoliitionary soldier, anti was severely wounded 
by KrajK'shot at the battle of Heniis Heights. N. Y., 7 Oct. 
1777. He made application for a iH'nsion Ufore Pet4*r R. 
Taft, judaic of probate at Hrookline, 19 Feb. 1834. 

C'hiUlren by first wife: 

I. Ha.nnah.* 

II. Hn>' ' --■ '' 1^"I .1 '<■■:' I'.mwman. Childn»n: 

1. . . y :. ijj • If- 1 .in the eve of hi.s 

departure to i»H»k alter an estate in Kn^land. 2. IUt>tcca. 3. 

Charles, b. at Royalum, Vt., 8 F ♦ '^10: d. at Troy, X. Y., 10 

Sept. 1896. 4. Josrph, b. at R. \t., 30 Apr. 1S15; d. at 

Troy, X. v., 10 Sj)t. 1S0<V. m. lu i .1 Si rah MuHcley. o. No- 
inantha, b. 29 M.-iy 1 VJI ; d. 9 Jan. Is:.'., 
iii. LuciNDA. 

C'iiildren by second wife: 

iv. Almika. 

V. Mary Ann, b. at Tov^-nshend, Vt., 22 Dec. 1817; d. at WhaUlr, 
Mass., 8 Apr. 1S79; m. Ju.stin Waite. Children: 1. KUen M., 
d. in infancy. 2. Edwin E., b. at iiatfield, Mass., 8 Mar. 1843. 
3. John W.. b. at Hatfield. Mais., 15 Auj?. 184(V 4. Ellen M., 
b. at II ' '. Mas.s., 31 * MS. 5. Frank J., b. at Hatfield, 

Mas."^.. . l>v>3. 6. ( /•'., b. nt What^-ly; d. in 1905. 

vi. Phcebe Mauia, b. 5 Di^c. lS21:d. at Br !. X. Y., 25 Apr. 1911; 

m. at Brookfield, in P* '• iMl, Ru. . ..». i almitkr. Children, b. 
at Brm.kfield: 1. A' i. b. 30 Mav 1H43. 2. Fannie, b. 

6 Mav 1S44; d. 15 July i>oi. 3. Ellen, b. 7' July 1847. 4. Darwin, 
b. 2 Apr. 1S49. 5. Rosabel, b. 9 Feb. 1851; d. 12 Sept. 1899. 
6. Ilarley E., b. 6 July 1854. 

vii. Jonathan, b. at Brookline 10 Oct. 1.V25; d. in 1906; m. Sarah 
Wellm.-ln. 

12. Thomas^ Woolley {John* Thomas* Thomas,^ Christopher^) was 

•For the children and grandchildren of Perlina 8. Fox see Addendum to thi« article. 



1921] DescendanLs of Christopher WoolUy 35 

bom at Monson, Ma,s«., 11 Mar. 17G3. He mamc<l Lucy 

PooLK. who (iie<l at Marll)orouKh, Ma.ss., in Feb. 18-16. 

Children: 

i. Danikl/ I>. M Apr. ITSrt; d. r' -• • V' . 1 Dec. 1803. 

ii. TiioviA.H, \). 23 Auk 17K7: d. .. 

iii. 1 M. ».. II June 17.S9; d. al (Jralloi), \ t. 

18 iv. .: .3 Mar. \7\r2. 

l.vrr, b. 3 Jan. 1794; d. at Grafton. Vt. 
St Abigail, b. in Feb. 1796; d. n* '"- •'•on, Vt. 
vii. Olive, b 20 Feb. 17W; d. at ., Vt 

13. Nathan* Woollky (\alhan* Thomas* Thomas,'* Christopher^), 
born at HolHs, N. H., 25 July 1757, diet! at UockinRhani. Vt., 
30 Dec. IH^IO. He married (intention recorded at Putney, 
Vt.. S Nov. 177V» T • V Itoon. 

llcwa.sa Kev. :ir>' soldier, and his widow received a 

pension. 

Children: 

19 i NvTiw.M.n' ail. \ t . m 1780. 



u. 



in fit l: .. Vt . 3 Inn 1S0«, IIannaii Wi.ho. 

iii. I .. 23 iVr Isi; (.) - 

iv . m. 5 Apr. 1SI3 \)\s. .. 1 ... 

20 . . b. at iWllow-s Fall*, Vl.. 3 Feb. 1 

VI. A;:i HA. 

VII. UtH)D. 

M AuorsTiTs* WooLLEY (Xathan* Thomas,* Thomas,* Chrittopher^) , 
of Saxton's River, Vt., bom at Andover, Mass., 29 Dec. 1763, 

dieii 2 Dec. lH-13. He marrioil Mauy , who dieil 23 

Auk. 18.34. Both arc burie<l in the cemetery at Saxton's 
lliver. 
Children: 

i. KuiA.* m. 13 IVr K. 

ii. Aaron HuKH. I lovi .i nt Westmoreland, 

N. H., 22 1' i» of Wcstmore- 

Innd, who d. 22 Au^j. . ' ■ .' of 

l^k.Htt>n, Maa?i.; m. .-urea 

for the city of Ik>!(ton in 1911. 

iii. HitoDA. 

iv. liMMKLiNE A., m. 17 June 1835 Uotal Earl. 

13. Asiasa* Woolley {Sathan,* Thomas,* Thomas,* Christopher^) 
was born at .Vndover, Mass., 23 Feb. 1766. He married first 
Lydia Monkok: and secondly, in 1805, Molly Alexander 
of Win(*!iostor, N. H. ^ 

Chikiron by first wife: 

i. John B .• b. 4 July 1791. 

ii. Natmanif.l M., b. 22 Jan. 1794; living at Painesville, Ohio, in 1851. 

iii. Sally, b. Sept. 1790. 

iv. Henry J., b. 4 Aug. ISOO; d. at Rarton, Vt. In 1851 he was a 

Methodist minister at Derby Line, Vt. 
Y. Asa a., b. 4 Sept. 1802; Uving at Providence, R. I., in 1851-2; m. 

. Two children. 

Children by second wife: 

vi. Ann. b. 10 May 1S07. 

vii. Mary .\nn, b. 12 June 1800: d. young. 

viii. Martha D., b. 11 July ISll; living, a widow, in 1850; ni. Milks 

VOL. LXXV. 3 



36 Descendants of Christopher WooUey [Jan. 

Mitchell. Children: 1. Theodore M., b. 21 July 183S; d. in 
1839. 2. Edward IL, b. in 1840; d. in 1863. 3. .\farlha M., b. 
in 1841; d. in ISOS; m. Aurelius H. Turner. 4. Emma E., b. 
in 1843; d. in 1S41». 5. Webster C, of Hrattlel>oro, Vt., b. in 
1846; m. in 1861) Ann Eiixa French; two children. 6. Content A., 
b. in 1848; d. in 18o2. 

16. Samukl* Woolley (Xothan* Thomas,^ Thomas,* Christopher^) 
was born nt Rkhmond, N. H., 24 Aup. 1773. He nuirried, 
14 Jan. 1799, Susanna Kendall. He lived at Rockingham, 
Vt., went to Martin.«:l)urp, N. Y., lived later in Watertown, 
N. Y., and wa.»^ killed by fallinp from a load of luinlKT while 
going from Watertown to Dexter, N. Y. His eldrst son and 
one daughter, Theodosia, remained in \'ennont. Samueb 
Woolley and hi.'^ wife were buried at Watertown, N. V., and 
some of the children at Waterloo, N. Y. 

Some of the sons changed the six^lling of the name to 
Wooledge. 

Children: 





Mdwaiu).* 




Al.UCKI). 


iii. 


Fla«.<.. 


iv. 


ScnrYLKii. 


V. 


I!i.i.AZKii H., d. in IIlinoi«. 


vi. 


I'.I.MON. 


vii. 


LrsKHA, m. in 1830 Caft. 



Gordon of OgdcmiburKf N. Y. 
viii. 'lnKoDosiA. 

17. William Whkklku* Woolley (Nathan* Thomas* Thomas* 
Chn ), born at Richmond, N. H., 5 Sept. 1777, die<l 

at \\ own, N. Y., 24 Nov. IMl. He marrie<i first, 15 

May 1803. Sally Hakney of Washington, N. H., born 19 June 
1785, died at Westminster, Vt., in 1815; and secondly, 18 
Nov. 1818, Flavilla CoLiit h\ of Chesterfield, N. H., lx)m 
CJDec. 1702, daughter of William and Sarah (Brigham). 
Children by lirst wife: 

21. i. FuAi* S.,« b. at Saxton'ii River. Vt., 21 Aug. 1804. 

H. Mklinda, h. lit ^^ ■ -. Vt., 6 Aug. 1 "^ ! 8 Nov. 1S89; 

in. 24 Si'pt. 1 . Law8, h. at 1 ou^h, N. H , 1 

May 1H03, d. 2 Mny 1*^7, h. of Thonjan and .\lar>' of A> 
MaKs. He wait in batincsM in Washington, N. il., until 1 ., 
when he removed to Clarrmont, N. H. Children: 1. Charlotte, 
b. at Wa.shinRton, N. U., 10 .luly 1K31 ; d. 26 Jan. 1S35. 'J " h 
A., b. tit \Vii>hini?fon in lS,'i,'i: d. 14 Nov. ls5*); m. G> 
Thomi>son. 3. I b. in Nov. 1K.35; d. 17 July l}v>6. 4. 

Angelica, b. 24 M.. . jS; d. at l^ast Wfymouth, Mam., 6 May 
1880; m. 21 Dec. 1871 Janics L. Ixjiing; two children: (1) Ma.Hon, 
b. 20 Oct. 1872, and (2) Melinda, b. 30 Aur. 1875, who m. Henry 
McC.aluy. 5. Calvin A., b. IS May IVIO; d. 17 Feb. 1S72. 0. 
Ma.-on P., b. 21 Jan. 1S48; d. 15 June 1S49. 7. Mary E., b. 7 June 
185^i; living at Newton, Mass., in 1917; m. 24 .\uk. 1875 Edwin 
C. Fisher of Claremont; four children, b. at Claremont. 

iii. William Whekler, b. at Westminster, Vt., 10 Feb. 1808; d. at 
Lowville, N. V., 28 Oct. 1899. 

iv. Cynthia P., b. at Westminster, Vt., 8 Aug. 1810: m. Geohgb 
Peukins. Children: 1. George. 2. William. 3. Mduula E., m. 
Judge Frederick Emerson of Watertown, N. Y. 4. Sally, d. 
young. 





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1 . I'.LLl. 

14 hill. 1H!K). Cliiliiren: 1. ' 

" ^'pt. 1835: m. 1 llfH-. lH<*i 1. : 

". 2. 6>*»rye K. (twin), b. 2 Sept. 

J. rrnnrw A'., b. 17 J * :s; d. IH M 

b ft S#-pt 1H41: f! in 11; m 17 
r 

Vi. Sai , '. t., i Dec. l.^l i, li. Uiiiu. r '-*'. 

Children by second wife. 

22. vii. Daniel Mahon, b nt \\V-tmin*tcr, Vt., 29 Sept. 1S19. 

23. viii. I.iTciUH Ja.h4.n, b '. Vt., 1 I>»c. 1S20. 

ix. Adclaidk J., b. -_. m <"rif fiviw.v.j'*. Children: 

1. LuciuM, A Bn wr at ! ' a Co., N. Y. 

- * ' dcOOMOd. 

24. X. I.I I -^21. 

xi. Kv K., b n. i »wer. Child: 

I -7 / t ..i Vale. Mail... 

zii. LoriHA M. b d. in 1H06: in. J • kidrich, 

I. . .uidalJ 

of iroy, N. Y.; aho Icit thrrc rhiidrrn. 

18. John* Woollky (ThomaA,^ J is* Thomas,'^ Chri^ 

(ophrr^), lH>rn 3 Mar. 1702, iiuii at C.rafton, Vt., 10 Nov. 
ls.')7. Hi' mjirri«M| in IMn^ MiMA GooUENow, born 31 Mar. 

ITHJ. iilr.i S i rh. 1S71I. 

Children: 

i. \V ->; d. 17 Mar. 1837; m. Ma*t PAiuresTTR. 

ii. Kl. , . n 

iii. LucT. b. 16 May 1S14. 

iv. ' ' ;v . • ' .. 1^00 

V. I .iU.' \^j3. 

vi. AuuiAtu b. 7 Apr. l.sJl 

VII. I><)A>m!E. b. 2 Oct. lNJ'>. 

viii. John H.. b. 27 June IvJS; d. 1 Dec. 1855. 

ix. Daniel fV. b S \^ rj; d. 17 Mar. i • . at M ' * *' «., 

1 Juno IvV.J, I K. Joyce (' b at 1. 

/< jVi /■;..• b. 2<i .Apr. IStU); d at . ^ , • 1 - i 2. fr«i 

// C, of Maiden. Mum., b. 31 .\:., . .1. o //. ^ .' O.. b. 16 
JuM.» ISCkJ. 4. ^;ir/vn C, b. 10 Apr. 1S66: d. at Metif.»M 6 June 
1J>67. 6. W'tnslow W . h 17 S.pt 1S67. 6. Mabel A., b. 22 Nov. 
1874. 7. Cora .1/., b. 4 Die. Is7(i. 

I'J. N.\TMAN* WooLLEY {Xaihari* Xathan,* Thomas* ThomaSy^ 
Christopher^), of Turin and Opdensburf?, N. Y., was bom at 
Korkinpham, Vt., in 1780. He married Hann.ah Thompson. 
Children: 

i. Av ' ' ^V • •" . Two daufchten* and one !*on, C(^. P. A. 

I -o WooUcy, Wash., which was founded by him. 

ii. Natua.n i'., oi Ogdensburg, N. V., b. :• . N. V., in 1818; m. 

. Child: 1. //. D.« (a son), of * , urg. 

iii. John. 
iv. Joel. 
v. LucT, m. Oliver Hubbajid. Child: 1. N. W. (a son). 

vi. JoSKPH. 

vii. Jamfs. 

20. JosKPH* Woollky {Xathan,^ Xathan* Thomas,* Thomas* Chris- 
topher^), blacksmith, bom at Bellows Falls, Vt., 3 Feb. 1796, 



88 Descendants of Christopher WooUey [Jan. 

died at Rutland, Vt., 9 June 1890. He married first Eliza 
Pitts of Athens, Vt.; secondly Mrs. Anna B. (Guoss) 
HovEY of Browninpton. Vt.; and thirdly . 

He lived in New York, and later removed to Troy, N. Y., 
and engaged in the foundry business with Nathan Starbuck 
and William Gurloy. While there he conceived a plan for 
an improvement upon their plow, and secured a patent in 
1822. This plow became celel)rated as the Starl)uck plow. 
He returned to Bellows Falls, and three years later removed 
to Martinsburp, N. Y. In 1883 he removed to Compton, 
Ont., and .settled in a small villape called Mo.^^ liiver. From 
there he removed to Derby Line, Vt.. ami for a time conducted 
the Derby Line Hotel. I^ter lie lived successively at Chicopc«, 
^Lass.. Newbury. Fnosburp Falls and Ludlow, Vt., and fi- 
nally settled at Rutland in 1874. 

Cliildren by first wife: 

i. Hknjamin O.,' d. vounK. 

ii. .Insr.ru IV, nf Hutland, Vt. 

in. 1-Li HUT H.. ((f !>»'(<. t«». Cal.. h. at HookinRhftin, Vt., 28 Nov. 182f. 

iv. E. II., of Onkhind, Cnl., m. hia cousin, Jane Woolley. Children: 

1. Krmly* '1. Charles. 
V. LivF.HNMA, d. in HKX); m. James W. IlAVNiroRD, formerly nnymftster 

of the l'ni(»n Pncific U. H. '" ' i-n: 1. Mary. 2. James. 8. 

Litrmta, imw docvA.'VHl. 4/ F. E. S.iwycr of San Ilafael, 

Cal. 5. Ixlnnil, 0. Hurt. 7. I^arnnd. S. Joseph. 

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▼i. Eliza, a Hch(K.l-t- .. ). r ,n the .<-.'>f». Jwforc the Civil War; m. 

Harkison, a rner. < n: 1. Loula^ d. younR. t. 

(icorgui, living ai .\urth Troy, \ i.; m. John L. Lewis of Nortk 
Troy. 

vii. Emily, d. younR. 

viii Hk.njamin H., b. at Compton, Ont.. 2 July 1R40; d. at Rutland, 
Vt., 13 June 1902; m. at lk-llow« FalU. Vt.. 23 May 1S70, 1«auel 
WiiiTCOMH, who <I. '."' ' * >'t2. Cl ' ' 1. HarruKm J.," 

h. 14 Jan. 1S71. 2. .'./ . I), at 1 i. Vt., 4 Jan. 1S73; 

ni. 30 Oct. 1S1)5 Waiter H. MdN; child: {i) Bruce. 3. George 
Bcniarnin H., b. 23 Jan 1879. 4. Hll J., b. at Rutland, Vt., 
13 Dec. 1883; m. 12 .\pr. 1903 Ernc«t B. Stow.ll; chiMrcn: 
(1) Walter II., and (2) Kleanor J. 5. Clarence C, b. in 1S.S7; d. 
30 July l>vs.s. 

Children by second wife: 

ix. CnARLKs II., of Chicopee, MaM. 

X. Or. r.i;r. O., b. at I>rby Line, Vt.,i4 Feb. ISGI; d. at Chicopoe, 

-M:. . 31 May IIKM. 
xi. Ann Eliza, d. young. 

21. Eli.\s S.« Woolley (William Wheeler^ Nathan,* Thomas* 

Thomas,^ Christopher^), born at Sa.xton'.s River, Vt., 21 Aug. 

1804, died at Westmoreland, X. IE, 13 Aur. 1H80. lie married 

first, 14 June 1832. Prudl.nck Wktherell, born 1 June 1804, 

died 24 Nov. 1&36; and secondlv, 2G Oct. 1837, Adalinh 

Leonard, born 14 Jan. 1813, die(r24 Mar. 1S78. 

Children by first wife, born at Westmoreland: 

i. Cynthia P.,' b. 27 .Apr. 1S33; m. 5 Aug. lSo2 S. Derby Learj^abb. 

Residence, Lonsdale. R. I. 
ii. Isabella Z., b. 30 Aug. 1S34; d. 6 Sept. 1H52. 
m. Mary Ann, b. 13 May 1836; d. 16 June 1837. 



1921) Descendants of Christopher WooUey 39 

Children by second wife: 

iv. .^ Ai»MK A., h. 3 l>T. 1S3S: d. 29 Apr. 1S76. 

V. Kmtiu.k M . b. 2t'» May IS^IO; m. 13 Fob. lSfl7 Edwin Auoustisi 

Ki:\ii«, M. D ' ■ ' .n, N. H.. 17 Nov. 1^ ' ' '^ ' 
HU7. Ilr pr *c at KnfioM. Gn-at 1 1 

DnrivorM, Mji.^**. (*l»il.l; \. Je '<!, b. at Kt.ful.l 

1H7I: m. S Apr IIKTJ Ucv. ( :..y J. lUwIuna; n 

Jamaica I'lnin. Mam. 

VI. Kmma J ' • ' ' b. IH44: m. 20 Feb. 1871 Edwin A. Mekkill, 

b nf 1 K. 1. 

vii. ( \ .\1 . I. ;in Mar l^^m; m. 27 Apr. 1S75 J. Edwari> Woodb, 

1. 1 .NLor PJls. Ui-j»i(lfnce. Knfu-II M i^h 

viii. William E., b. U May IXH); d. at M w, Minn.. 9 Nov. 

IHy*»: m. I Jan. 1S7^ *• ^* n: 1. Arthur //.,• 

b. 'iti I>r. ls7y. 2. . 5. 

22 Damkl Mahon* Woollky (William Whrtler* Xathan^* Thomas* 
Thomas* Chrislophrr^), lx>m at Westminster, Vt., 29 Sept. 

1811). died 14 Mftv 1880. He i rst Loomis 

of Sinithville, N. Y., I -3 !•» i^>.i', secondly Mahy 

I.<<)(>Mi.s. ^<i.Hte^ of h\< fir : anrl thirdlv Maiitiia Htdsos 

of Keokuk. Iowa. 

He lived first .it \\ » N. Y.. removeil thenit? to H«\'iver 

Dam, Wis., in IS^IT. i. : vr- 
Luray, Mo., in iSiX), jiii«i : 
He Herve<l in the Civil War 
Children by fin<t wife: 

i. I '• • '■ 

ii. 1 

iii. C'iiAHLr« fc . b. 22 hVb. i.VjO. 

iv. Ijoui" '' * T"^-- is.'i .1 V xM^ 

V. Evan I ir».<*-pt. 1854. 

vi. Ada, u. IJ .' 

vii. Frank, b. .^ 

viii. Caleb M.. b. 31 Mar. 1861; d. 13 Mar. 1866. 

23. Lucii'8 Jason* Woollky (iri7/iVim Whrder,* Nathan* Thomas,* 
Thomas* C/ >. l>orn at We-tinin'^ter, Vt.. 1 Dee. 1S20, 

died at Bosi.mm i, U is.. 1 Oct. 1S.S7. He marrieti first, 7 Nov. 
1M7, SrsAN L. SwKKT, bom at South Rutland. N. Y., 21 
Dec. 1828, died 18 Apr. 1807; and .secomily. 26 May 1867, 
Mr.«^. Mary Jank (v^i tton) Watkins, bom 18 Feb. 18-10. 
Ciiiliiren by lirst wife: 

i. Eleanor O..' b. at Watortown, N. Y., 7 July 1^9; m. (1) Lucius 
F. Jace**on: m. (2) 7 Nov. 1865 Charles S. K. Bailey. M. D.; 
m. (3) 2 M,iy ISSO Adam Cook. Child by first husb.'\nd: 1. 
Lrtitia K., b. 24 Doc. I<»v4. Childrrn by scond hashand: 2. 
K^e L., b. 1 Aue. XSfu. k .\f , h. 11 (Vt. \<C,0. 4. M'/rtle 

t.f b. 2S Oct. 1S71. f l»y thirii Imshand: 5. Lunn A., 

b. 9 Apr. 18S1 6. J- O., b. 10 Auk. 1883. 7. Louis J. A., 

b. 15 Feb. 1SS6. S •• r.jrci E. J., b. 3 Oct 1888; living at 
.Antolopo, Mont., in 1017. 

ii. VitTORiA A., b. 30 Oct. 1S,->1: d. at \a Crosse, Wis., 14 Mar. 1<^S6; 
m. at B<v*»cobeI, Wis., 23 Nov. 1871. G. W. Bolstkr. Children: 
1. Gonge E., b. 2 Nov. 1S72. 2. Lora M., b. in May 1874; d. in 
Aug. 1S75. 3. Mary G., b. in July 1876. 4. Lucius J., b. in JuJy 
1878. 5. Eslelle C?.,'b. 19 Deo. K^O. 

iii. Lucius E., b. 14 Apr. 1854; d. 23 July 1855. 



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iv. Louis N., b. at Lanca-stor, Wis., 1 Mar. ISoi'.: m. 30 Aug. 1S70 
EsTELLE S. Caswell. He was a Mc'tl;ocli>t minii-U'r at llau 
Claire, Wis., in 1809, and later removed to Bloomington, Wis. 
Child: 1. Lucius 0.,» b. in IS^; d. in Oct. IKSl. 

V. OssiAN E., b. at Hoso()l>el, Wis., 11 Dec. IM)^: m. IS June 1889 
Mrs. Je.nnie A. (Hkewer^ Kydkk. who liad thrtf children by a 
former hu.sband. Children: 1. All>ert L.,» b. 15 Mar. IS'JO. 2. 
Boyd, b. 19 Dec. 1893. 3. Freda f ., b. 30 Oct. 1897. 

Children by second wife: 

vi. George S., b. 4 Sent. 1S68. 

vii. James W., b. 19 Dec. ISTO; d. in Sept. 1917; m. at Sioux City, 
Iowa, 9 Nov. 1891, Gertrude A. Morc.an. He livcnl at Min- 
neaiK»li.^, Minn., and later removed to Spokane, Wash. Two 
children. 

viii. Martha J., b. at 1 '. i.-*., 13 June 1S73: m. 18 June 1893 

Grant Uf'^^'*^^ 1 Children: 1. (irace, b. 13 Mar 

1894. 2. ' . 1^ »5. 3. Grrtrude, b. in May 1897. 

• * ' inn, [J. . 1 ^'.•>. 

ix. J. . b. at 1 i, NN L-., 28 Oct. 1878. 

24. Elliott Joskph* Woollev (William Wheeler,* Nathan,* Thomas,^ 
Thomas,^ Christopher^), bom at We.slmin.stcr, Vt., 15 Apr. 
1824, died at Wobum, Mass., 20 Oct. 1915, and was buried 
at Haninionton, N. J. He marriofl at Wateriown, N. Y., 
22 June 1M5, Klkanoh Pilciilu Pay, born at Dover, Eng- 
land, 24 July 1827, died at Hainnionton 23 Nov. 1900, dau^;bter 
of William and Su.*i4inna (V He removed to Fountain 

Prairie. Wi.s.. tbence to \\ lu-uiii^iun, Iowa, and tlience, in 
18(35. to Hammonton. 

In bis younger days he was a machini-st, and he built the 
first enpne for the propulsion of 8tcamlx)ats by a proi)cller 
u.«:ed c»n the Great Ijikes. Aftenvards he intro<!- i the 
portable sawmillij whicli became k) poj)ul:ir in the .-- mt 

and development of the Middle West. 

Children: 

i. n K.,T b. at Voxy ' • ")■ d. 10 Oct. 1850. 

ii. ii y.vthia, b. at im. 17 Ort. 1H7.S 

tJU-MNER .\lheht CiofLi), b. at M . . 2 J Mjir. IS.'').'), 

8. of Albert and t> r.. n r) ... f..r,,„.rly 

Wobum, now W rier, 

b. 13 June 1876; a. lu .Nov. I'.H/j; m. 15 June i'J^JJ. uura L. iichr; 

child: (1) -\U)ert S., b r, Apr. 1903. 

iii. E.MMA Pay, b. at \Va.») Iowa. 18 Sept. 1855; m. Aix)Nto B. 

Davis. Ke>i<lonce, 1 ;..;..... nton, N. J. Three children, 
iv. Dion E., b. at Wa.'ihinpton, Iowa, 7 Sept. 1H62; m. Minxik Tuoma*. 
Residence, Philadelphia, Pa. Two children. 

ADDENDUM 
CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN OF PERLINA S. FOX 

Perlina S. Fox, daughter of Warren and Sujyin (Woolley) (vide 
supra, page 34, 10, vii), born at Saxton's River Village, Vt., 31 Jan. 
1801, died at Darlington, Wis., 23 Apr. 1874. She married first 
FiL^NCis Marsh; and secondly, v^ W.-athersfield, Vt., about 1824, 
Luke Tolles. 

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i. Francis G., b. at Win^lh^m, Vt , 12 Jan isjri: d. mt Marahall, 
Minn.; m. Mary d. 2 Mar. 1S98. ChiMrrn: 1. 

CarL,< /• I. '.» I r> Tm,... i>-i o /^»^„ ^^ I,, 

in 1 • 3. Frtrman 

I', • . •'. b. at 

I):i 

Children by Hccond hushnnd (Luke Tollcs): 

u, Frederick L.. b. at W tcr. Vt.. 23 Mav 1825: d. at Kml»- 

' '•'•'• - rV^-. IH48, 

Vr. 1887. 
1H50. 2. 
3. KBt^iie v., b. in 
' Mirh . 

in. 

S II . J N 

\x . !♦) .-«'pi injj; m. {2) at H ^ 

^V T^i-riMN, who d. at St- • mc 

and: 1. JoAn ^4.. b. 30 

b. at 
I. Vt., 
!♦> Auk 1^ •^., b. at V\>a' i 24 July IHOl; d. 

I.'i IVI. IV. i 

IT. H» uT W h. at Spriiucfidd. VL. 8 Feb. 1829; d. in 1917; m. 12 
Mar. I • .111 .\pr. 1SS9. Chil- 

dren: I t 1S7I. 2. (Htve \{ , b. 

in Apr. \rv»7 . d 27 Juiy l>»ni .i hU .\f , b. Jan. ISrtO. 4. 
liuth ^., b. 9 July 1862. 5. />r ' ^' » »l Oct, 1H07. 6. AUm- 

Ofuier L., b. 8 18«8; d. 2l» 7. /ra L., b. 14 Au«. 

1S7I 8 Reubm B., b. 21 Oct, 167^. '7, b. in 1879; 

d. 5 Dec. IWW 

T. David C, w! name wan changed to (Uka in 1h:15, b. at Rock- 

..,..».».., \ I ... ,>oc. !-'" » "• '•"' — -V14W, .\!; ' -1 at TowD- 

Vt . in Mar. I wh ( 1. Mary 

■ r, b. f\' thcnd l.i • ^ I, i :;. iZ<XJ Au«. 

i .1. 2. / n . h at I. 1^', d. 11 Feb. 

Iv.io. 3. .l/innir / S. at Kaiamai ». 

▼i. Oi.i\R M . b. at n v:tt. Vt , 11 Ki- ivi.;, ; .* r*-r— - 

Vt.. 21 I)o«v Is-Vt 

vii. Mahtiia J., h. i. Vt., 14 .Au/ 

(*1»v. Iowa. 3 , . John Flhr. < 

Ww.: 1. amrgt ir., b. 24 Apr 1856. 2. ■ i C, b. 

i. :> .V. 1858. 3. Johns ' " » :.-. 1808. 

yiii. .Marcia C. (twin), b Rt 1 .. Vt . 21 Apr. 1840; d. 23 

Nov 1S»>9; m. in ! IS5S, John .S.vuugs. 

Children, b. in liar . > .S?pt. 1S.5'J. 2. Albert 

J?., b. 27 May 1S02. 3 J., b. 30 July 1S«W; d. 27 Feb. 

1915. 4. John //., b. 3 J ..v .^i9; d. 5 .Mar. 1913. 5. William 
Af.. b. 11 May 1S73; d. 11 July 1S76. 6. Fre,irrirk .V., b. 28 
M.ar. 1877. 7. A'mrMu M , h. 1*3 Mar. 1S80; d. at Jack.'^jn, Mich.. 
3 J.in toon S. Lyiui J., b 1' .^-pt. 1882. 9. Cku-id C, b. 9 
Mar. 1^- 

IX. LiciA A. ,twjn . b. r.* »»'--' \ (., 21 Apr. 1840: d. at .Mhanv 

N. V.:m. (l)at n Mirh . 19S*»pt. 1S57, TiiouAH J. 

BonART; m. (2' at lliiN<«iv ' ' 'Iartin, who d. 30 

May 1S")S. ChildriMi by tii^t ; i : /..'., b. at Hickory 

Corners 20 Oct. 1S5S. 2. William //., b. at Hirkor\' Corners 25 
Sept. 1S(K). 3. Frcirrick L., b. at II; ' '' crs 20 July 1864; 
d. 14 Sept. 1S65. 4. irt/^n .4, b. a' . V.. 7 Anc 1S67. 

5. Thnmnjf J., b. at Albany, N. V., 30 Apr. Is70. 6. / G., 

b. 5 Nov. 1S72: d. at Allmny, N. V., 7 Mar. 1902. 7. ' . : lo, 
b. at Albany, N. V., 31 Jan. 1875. 8. Martha J., b. 20 May 
1878. 9. John //., b. 9 Dec. 1880. 



42 Records of the First Church of Wells, Me. [Jan. 

RECORDS OF THE FIRST CHURCH OF WELLS, ME. 

Communicated by George Sawin Stewart, A.B., of Watertown, Mass.* 

This Book contains a Record of the first imbodyinp; of the First Church of 
Christ in Wells, with the Covenant I'^ngapement.s of the Brethren assented to 
and Subscribed by them October 29th: 1701. Topether with an account of all 
those that were received into the Church in the Time the Kevd: Mr: 
Samuel Emery was Pastor, also of Such as Received Baptism by him. and the 
Chief of the Votes and Proceedures of the Cluirch during the 
Revd: Mr: Emerys Life . . . Likewise a just and authontick account of all 
Said Churches \'otes and Proceedures from the Solemn Separation and Ordi- 
nation of the Revd: Mr: Samuel Jeftcrd's over Said Church, (which was 
Deer: loth: 1725.) to the End of his Life which was Febr: 1st: 17")2. al.'^o of 
the Proceedures of the said Church from the Decease of the Ijite I{evd: Mr: 
JefTerds [warn] the Ordination of Gideon Richardsfuoni) to the Pastoral 
Office in Said Church with their Consequent Proceedures. to the End of his 
Life which was March 17. 1758 

Also of the Proceedures of Said Chh from the Decease of the late Rev'd Mr 
Richardson to the Ordination of Moses Hemenway to the Pastoral Oflice 
with their Con>e(iuent proceedures Also from the Ordination of the 

Revd Moses Hemmenway to the end of his life which was April 20th 181 If 

A Copyt of the covenant Enpapements of the Brethren att Wells assented 
to and subscribed by them, October 29. 1701. 

We whose Names are underwritten sensibly acknowlcdpinp our own un- 
worthiness to be in and Inn;ibility to keep Covenant with (lod as we 
oui^ht, yet apprehending the Call of God unto us, to put ourselves into a 
rchition of Church Communion, and to seek the Settlement of the 
Ordinances of Christ (according to Gosjk'I In-^titutions) among us: Doc 
(abjuring all Confidence in our selves and relying on Jesus Christ for 
Help) declare as followeth 

I That we i)rores>edly acknowledge our Selves engag'd to the Fear and 
Service of the only true God (Father, Son and Holy Ghost) and t^) the 
Ix)rd Jesus Chri>t (The high Priest, Prophet and King of His Church) 
under whose Conduct we submit our Selves, and on whom alone we wait 
for Grace and Glory, to whom We declare our Selves bound in an ever- 
lasting Covenant never to be broken. 
H That We are obliged to give up our.'^clves to one another in tlie I><jrd and 
to cleave one to another, as fellow Members of one Body, for mutual 
Edification, and to submit our Selves to all the holy Administration.*! 
ajipointed by Him who is the Head and lawgiver of His Church, dis- 
pensed according to the Rules of the Gosik'I. and to give our attendance 
(as God shall enable us) on all the Publick Ordinances of Christ's Institu- 
tion, walking orderly as becometh Saints 

in That We are under covenant Engagements akso to bring up our Chil- 
dren in the Nurture and Admonition of the Lord, acknowledging our 
Infants to be included with us in the Gospel Covenant, and to stand in 

*The early records of the First Church of Wclla. Me., are now in the rustcKly of the Maine 
Historical Society. A photostat of these recorda b in the possession of Charles Thornton I-ihby. 
Esq., of Portland. Me . who has kindly allowed the Editor of the Registeb to use it in verifying 
the copy communicated by Mr Stewart, which was made from a copy belonging to liarold Clarke 
Durrell. A.B.. of Arlington. Mass. 

fThis paragraph is in a different handwriting from the preceding and following paragrapha. 

tSee vote of the Church of 23 Apr. 1725 in regard to the records, infra, p. 55. 



1921] Records of the First Church of Wells, Me. 48 

covcnnnt Relation arcordinR to Gospel Rules. Ble8,'<ing God for such a 
PriviledKe. Furthornioro That We are under indi.sjx?nsable Obliga- 
tions att all Times to l)e carrfull to procure tlie Settlement and Contin- 
uance of Church oflicers among us according to the apj)ointment of 
Jesus Christ the chief Shepherd of HLs Klock, for the perfecting of the 
Saints, for the Work of the Ministry, for the edifying of the Body of 
Christ, and That we are c<iually ol)lig'd t^) be carcfull and faithful! for 
their Maintenance. Incouragement and Comfort, and to carry it towards 
them as bccometh Saints. 

IV Finally. Solemnly and serif )U>-! ur Selves to he a Church of 

the Lord Jesus Christ, doe p: Help of Grace to walk to- 

gether as Persons under such Vows of God ought to doe. according to all 
those Rules in the '' ' ih'd to such a Society, so far as God 

hath revealed, or si Mind U) us in this Rcs|)ect. 

Now the Good Ix)rd l)e merciful! to u», and as He hath put it into our 
Hearts thus to devote ourSolves to Him. let Him pity and pardon us 
our Krailtys, humble us out of all our carnal Confidences, and keep it 
forever upon our Hearts, to be faithfuU to Hims^^lf and one another, 
for His Praise and our eternal Comfort 

John Wheel Aright 
William Sayrr 
Josiah Littiefteld 
Jo' ' I.ittleficld 
Sa:-.. ilill 
Joeeph Hill 
Daniel I.ittleficld 
Nathanael Clark 
Thomas I Boston 
Nathanael Clayes 
James Adams 
Jeremiah Storcr 

A true Copy* of the Records of the Church of Wells, kept by the lat« 
Kevd Mr: Samuel I'mer>'. first Pastor of said Church, taken by me Samuel 
JetTerds His immediate Successor, at the Desire of the Church. 

Octr 29: 1701 Samuel Kmcr\' ordained Pastor of the Church at 

Wells: with the laying on of the Hands of the 
Presbytery of the Church of Newbury, Dover, 
Portsmouth and York 

Kovr: 2: 1701 Josiah I.ittleheld. Nathaniel Clayes and Nathll: 

Clark Subscribers of the Covenant aforesd:, 
baptized i^* received to Communion 1 
Item Hannah llmery received Baptism 

Novr: 0: 1701 Samuel. Hannah. Esther. Jeremiah. Elizabeth 

Children of Mr: John Wheeh\Tight received 
Baptism 

Novt: 16: 1701 Dorcas Eldred received Baptism 

Novr: 30: 1701 Saml: Hatch (ujxin Profession of faith in Christ was 

baptized c^ received to Communion 2 

Decemr: 14 1701 Jonathan Littletield & Nicholas Cole, upon Pro- 

fession of faith in Christ, admitted to Baptism 
it full Communion 3 
And Bithia. Benjamin & Samuel Children of 
Samuel Hatch received Baptism 

•Soe votf of the Church of 23 Apr 1725 in regard to the records, infra, p. 55. 



44 

Decemr: 
Decemr; 



Feby: 

Apr: 

May 



May 
June 



Records of the First Church of Wdlsy Me. 



[Jan. 



21: 
28: 



28 

26 

3 



24: 
28: 



1701 
1701 



1701/2 

1702 

1702 



1702 
1702 



July 



Augst: 



Augst 



>cpr: 



12: 1702 



9: 
2.3: 



1702 



1702 



12: 1702 



Novr: 
Novr: 


1: 
15: 


1702 
1702 


Novr: 


22: 


1702 


Decemr: 


27: 


1702 


Jany: 
J any: 


3: 
10: 


1702 3 
1702,3 


Jany : 


17 


1702/3 


July 


4: 


1703 


Jany : 
Feby : 


2: 
13: 


1703/4 
1703/4 


Aprl: 


30: 


1704 


June 


11: 


17U4 


July 
JulV 
Octbr. 


2: 

16': 

1: 


1704 
1704 
1704 



Thos: Wells received (ujx)n Recommendation 
from the Church at Newbury) to Communion 4 

Charity Webb uix)n Profession of faith received 
Baptism & to Communion 5 

Joseph, Bcnja:. Penninnah and Nathll Children of 
Joseph Hill received Baptism 

James Son of Jame^ Adams received Baptism 

A *nn Son of Samuel Mill rcccivt I '• ■ tism 

i',< ija:, Kachel Children of Ji .i Storer re- 

ceived Baptism 

And Fnmcib Son of Daniel Ijttlefield received 
Baptism 

Ruth. i*riscilla <fe Relx'kah Children of Jeremiah 



> I' 



lOT 



Nathll: & Abraham Ctiildren ) 

of Jeremiah Storcr ( . i r> *• 

And Jo^ial., John, IVtor * ( '^<*'^'«' ""P"^ 
Anna, of Josiah Uttlcfield ] 

Siinil: Sc Kli/a: C*Ao adopt Chil<lr(»n of Josiah 
Littlefield A: Nathmi S..:i r.f Simll: Hatch re- 
ceived Baptism 

Mary Clayes jh u! iuiih rccjMvcd 

Baptism 6c i > .: :i iV' Nlnrv liiiughtcr (A 

John Wheel Wright received 1 : G 

Tabitha Fmery Hannah Jac ' :y ;an<!' li 

Clayes u\nm PrlJfe>^ion • in ( r- 

ceivcd Baptism 

Josha: Son of Tho-^: Wells tV Juiuc.n Sou ol Nalhl 
Clark received Bapti>m 

Samll: Stewart u|X)n Profession of Faith baptized 

Abijrail. 1 Jonathan. F ^' o\ 

Childni. ...ithan Littlefic.i. . . - . .1 . i...,.;. ni 

Josiah. William. Joseph. James Children of Charity 
W(l»b r»M<'iv(il Bapti>^m 

Hannah Hi' 
Hill rec- 
ce ive<i 1 

Sarah Fm 

Joanna Lit 



-n her Parei'*- "^^'^Miczer Si Abigail 
their bu; 1 Covenant) re- 



ived BaptLsm 
. it HfiTHiah Hill, upon Profession 

of faith rt'crived 1' 
Mar>' Hatch upon i i-'i\-:-ion of Faith received 

Baptism 
Abigail Daughter of J- Littlefield received 

P • - - 
Phi of Samll: Hatch received Baptism 

Jemima, Lunice & John Cliildren of Samll: Hatch 

receiveil V • ' m 
Esther I):. . uf Josiah Littlefield received 

Baptism 
Mary Daughter of Thos: Boston Junr: received 

Bapti^m 
Samll: Son of Samll: Stewart received Baptism 
Nathl Son of John Wheehmght received Baptism 
Pelatiah Son of Jonathan Littlefield received Bap- 
tism 



102II 



Marrh 
Scphr: 


IS: 
9: 


1704/5 


Octhr; 


/ : 


1705 


Aprl. 


7: 


17(Xi 


Aprl: 


28: 


1700 


May 
May 


12: 
19: 


1700 
1700 


June 


9: 


1700 


June 


23: 


1706 



Reeards of the First Church of WelU, Me, 



45 



Julv 


28: 


1706 


fccpr: 


22: 


17(Ki 


Dcccmr: 


29: 


17(K) 


Jany : 


5: 


1706/7 


Feb: 


23: 


1706/7 



Marh: 
July 

July 

Aupst: 
Augst: 

Soptbr 

Septhr: 
Octbr: 

Fcby: 

Aprl: 
Aprl: 
May 



20: 



1706/7 
1707 



27: 1707 



10: 
17: 



11 
20: 



4: 

11: 

9: 



1707 
1707 



1707 

1707 
1707 

1707^8 

170S 
I70S 
1708 



Hannah I)a'!"^» 
Natlill: Son 
his haptisrnni 

Ja ^' •■ •■ • 



.1 p. 



. ujK)n '■ 
mt received I 

• • hia bapti.<-iu;ii v u^rimni 
... 7 
Abijpiil i>auKhtcr of Ihoe: Boston Junr: received 

?'•■•- :n 
M vor Widow tipon Profe««ion of faith re- 



M.u^> 1' i.i -;v ' *^ • <\ Baptism 

Lydia 1 r of 1 received 

Hapti-m 

H ' " ' ! 

Mar\' liow A Jor«oph Krethee upon l*r 



>f Josiah Winn upon his 
iw baptismal Covenant received 



J. 

Bai 

Sarah .htrr to John \MirTh.vrii7V.t rrrriveil 

r.'.; ti-,:, 

>pt LliilU ol JMhn \\ hcc>iwri(;ht 



Al.i.' 
I) 



A Kl 



Joftcph Stm 

JoTph > 
Martha i . 
tized anri 



rhihlren of Kbeneicr A 
Uiiluiil a.s I sup(x>sc it shd be 

: Stewart A I •• n *• 
H Saver ( '^^^'^^ Baptism 
M TV. .',... ion of Faith bap- 
lon 9 
iter of Jonathan IJttlcficld rc- 



and Mar>' ter of Thos: Penny upon his 

recocniziuK Ins baptismal Covenant received 

P" -n 
I^ "n of Caleb Kiml>el receivp<i Baptism 

David Littlefirld u|x)n his Pr- of Faith 

r ! " •• n and also hi> < lUMircn David, 

and Marj' baptized 
Mary <V \S liiiam Children of Mary Low received 

Baptism 
Stefihen I!mer>' received Baptism 
Abipiil Cussens publickly profess'd Repentance for 
her scandalous breach of ' vcnth Command- 
ment John her Son i 1 Bajni>in 
Eleazar Samll: <fc Abipiil Children of Nathll: Clark 

reeeive<l T > 

Eliza: Daup Mary Low received Baptism 

Mchctabcl Daughter to Josiah Winn received 

Baptism 
Sanih Daughter of Sarah Rowns of the North 

Church Boston received Baptism 
Jcroniinh Son of David l.ittlcfield rocoivoil Bap: ;i 
Nathll: Son of Joseph Hill rcceiveil Baptism 
Rebekah Wakefield Widow to William Wakefield 
upon her Profession of Faith received Baptism 



46 




Reco 


June 


13: 


1708 


March 


13: 


1709 


May 


15: 


1709 


May 


22: 


1709 


June 


26: 


1709 


Augst: 


7: 


1709 


Augst: 


28: 


1709 


Septbr: 


11: 


1709 


Octbr: 


16: 


1709 


Novr: 


27: 


1709 


Aprl: 


2: 


1710 


July 


16: 


1710 


July 


23: 


1710 



Records of the First Church of Wells, Me. 



[Jan. 



Augst: 



C: 1710 



Augst: 


20 


1710 


Octbr: 


1 


1710 


Octbr: 
Octbr: 


8 
15 


1710 
1710 


Octbr: 
Marh: 
March 


27 

4 

11 


1710 

1710/1 

1710/1 


Septbr: 

Septbr: 

Marh: 

June 

July 


23 
30 
11 
15 
13 


1711 
1711 
1712 
1712 
: 1712 



Moses Littlefield upon his Profession of Faith re- 
ceived with his Son Moses to Baptism 
Job Son of Mr: John Wheelwright received Baptism 
Joseph Son of Samll: Hatch received Baptism 
Caleb Son of Caleb Kirnbel received Baptism 
Abigail Littlefield Wife of Jonathan Littlefield 
recognizing her baptismal Covenant received to 
Communion 10 
John Son of Samll Stewart received Baptism 
John Cussens & George But land upon Profession of 
Faith received Baptism <^' Abigail Daughter of 
John Cussens: & (Jeorge Son of George Butland 
received Baptism 
Kliza: Dauchter of Francis SaycT received Baptism 
Hannah Hill ^^'ife of Joseph Hill received to Com- 
munion upon her recognizing her baptismal 
Covent: 1 1 
Huldah Daughter to Jonathan Littlefield received 

Baptism 
Jol) Son of ^Lary Low received Bai)tism 
Hannah Daughter of Ebenezer Coburn received 

Baptism 
Slophen Harding upon Profession of Faith re- 
ceived Baptism tfc to Communion His W ifc Abi- 
gail ujKjn Profession to liaptism 12. 
Wilhn: Joseph Brnja: Jt)nathun Children of 

Hcbekah Wakefield received to Baptism 
Patience Clark Hannah Ballard ujKjn Profession 

of Faith received Bai)tism 
also James Hannah Samll: Isaac <t Nchemiah 
Children of Deix^ndance Littlefield upon his 
recognizing his baptismal Covent received Bap- 
tism 
And Thos: <fe Luci Children of Joseph Wlieclwright 
ujx)n his recognizing his baptismal Covenant re- 
ceived Baptism 
And Abigail Lydia and Mary Children of Stephen 

Harding received Baptism 
Meribah Daughter of David Littlefield received 

Baptism 
Lydia Daughter of Mr: John Wheelwright received 

Baptism 
John Son of Josiah Winn received Baptism 
Tabitha Emery recognizing her baptismal Covent: 

received to Communion 13 
Thos: Son of Thos: Penny received Baptism 
Su-^anna Daugliterof Caleb Kimbel received Baptism 
Irene Emery received Baptism <fc Sarah Daughter of 
Samll: c't l^ebeAah Cole (upon their recognizing 
their baptismal Covent) baptized 
Sarah Daughter of George Butland baptized 
Sarah Daughter of Josiah Littlefield baptized 
Ebenezer Son of Ebenezer Coburn recei\ ed Baptism 
Samll: Son of Francis Sayer received Baptism 
Mary Welch recognizing her baptismal Covent: 
recei\ed to full Communion 14 



1921] Records of the First Church of Welles, Mr. 47 

AuRst: 10: 1712 Katharin <fe Beriah Daughters of Mar>' Welch re- 

ceived Haptijim 
Augst: 17: 1712 Samll: Stewart rccopnizinK the baptismal Covent: 

was received to ("omrnunion 1') 
Dcccmbr: G 1712 James S<;n of James lioston <fc Mliza: Daughter of 

IJiza: l.ittietieid received Baj)tism 
Aprl: 1713 Samll: S<jn of Samll: Cole <fc Mary Daughter of 

.Io,-r{)h Wheelwright received Baptism 
May 10: 1713 lU'bokah received upon Profcs>ion of Faith 

in Christ to Communion 10, «t Tabitlia Daughter 

of David l.ittietieid received Baptism 
May 31: 1713 Katharin I ' -^ ivrd {u\ym Profession of 

1 aith in I rnrnunion 17 

Itrm Zchulon Son oi Samuel Stewart received Baptism 

June 11: 1713 Stei ' - - - ' / ! •> - Children of Katharin Ur- 

r; • . . , I 

July I'J: 1713 Hannah Knight upon Profession of Faith in Jesus 

Chri->t ii / ' k Assembly receivecl Bapti>m 
Soptbr: 0: 1713 Su.-aiina 1\ (upon Profe»ion of Faith in 

Christ) received to Communion 18 
Octbr 13: 171 ! Ph iiii; fI,M,,ii fin., n Profc-v-ion of Faiiii in Josus 

< !in t i.r.i.i.j 1 .:pii>n) <^ to full Communion 19 
Octbr: 1713 Mary Clark Daughter of Nathll: Clark recognizing 

her r al Covenant received to full Com- 

muni 
Feby: 1 1: 1713/4 Moses Stephens and Fliza: his Wife ^ Wm: F^iton 

(upon Profession of Faith in Jesus Christ in 

publick Assembly) received Baptism 
March: 7: 17 13, '4 Jonathan Son of Jonathan Littlefield received 

Bapti-m 
Mary Fiitloficld (ui>on Profession of Faith in 

Christ received to full Communion 21 
Mrs: Mary Whin^lwright (ui>on Profo^ion of Faith 

in Jesus Christ) received to Communion 22 
Rachel Credifer 6c Mary Pitman (uix)n Profession 

of Faith in Jesus Christ) received to Bapti-m 
John But land «fc John Ix>ok (ui>)n I*rofcssion of 

Faith in Jesus Christ) receivea Baptism 
Ke/ia Storer (uptm Profession of Faith in Christ) 

received to Communion 23 
Mary But land. Wife of George Butland recognizing 

her Baptismal Covenant received to Communion 

21 
Mary Hatch recognizing her Baptismal Covenant 

received to Communion 25 
Sarah Saver Widow to Daniel Sayer (upon Pro- 
fession of Faith in Jesus Christ 
May 10: 1714 Mary Daughter of Caleb Kimbcl received Baptism 

June G: 1714 Abigail Littlelield Wife of Joseph Littleticld & 

Bithia Look (ufwn their Profession of Faith in 

Christ) received to Communion 26 
Item John William Bithia and Mary Children of John 

June 6: 1714 Butland received Baptism 

June 20: 1714 Robert Monson. Fliza: Hatch, Joseph Credifer 

(upon Profession of Faith in Christ) received 

Baptism as also Benja:, Mary, Rachel, John & 



Marh: 


14: 


1713/4 


Marh: 


'Jl: 


1713 '4 


Marli: 


28: 


171 I 


Aprl: 


4: 


1714 


Aprl: 


11: 


1714 


Aprl: 


IS: 


1714 


May 


2* 


1714 


Item 







48 



Records of the First Church of WcllSy Me, 



[Jan. 



July 



4: 1714 



Item 



July 


11: 


1714 


July 


18: 


1714 


AuRst: 
Septbr: 


1: 
.5: 


1711 
1714 


Octbr: 
Octbr: 


11: 
17: 


1711 
1711 


Octbr: 


20: 


1714 



Jany: IG: 1714/5 



Marh: 
Marh: 
May 



July 



i;; 



IM 



1711 
1715 
1715 



/5 



3: 1715 



iScptbr: 

Aprl. 

May 


18: 

20: 

G: 


1715 
171G 
171G 


May 


20: 


171G 


June 


10: 


171G 


June 


10: 


171G 


June 


17: 


171G 


June 


24: 


171G 


June 
June 


24: 
15: 


171G 
171G 



Augst: 5: 1716 



Nathll: Children of Rachel Credifer received 
Baptism 

Phebe Tanner received (ujxm Profession of Faith in 
Christ) to Communiun. and John (.Son of Phebe 
Tanner) received Baptism 

James Willet Child adopt to Deacon Storer re- 
ceived Baj)tism 

Sarah Daughter of Ilobert Monson received Bai>- 
tism 

Mary Daughter of George But land received 
Baptism 

Aljigail Daughter of Josiah Winn received Baptism 

Nat! •' ^ n of Benja: Hatch ujhju his Pathei- 
T; n of Faith received Bapti>m 

.' ics .Son of i*helxj Tanner received Baptism 

i.ii/:a: Sinclare (ujxjn Profcs^sion of Faith received 
liaptism 

Att a Meeting of the Chh: it was then voted 
(Neminr — !■ ' ) That Mr: J()>cph Storer 
i Mr: J. i . uond (who were dosircnl to 

ofliciatc as Deacons in the first Settlement of this 



' ircij 

1 Cole received 

r received Baptism 



Chh:) l>c the Deacons of tl 
Wilhn: S)n of S:irnuol i\' I 
Baptism 

ved B;i. . : 

James \N jggins recognizing his liaptismal Covenant 
in pul)Hck Assembly his Daughter Abigail re- 
ceived Baptism 

rather DauKliter of Mr Joseph Wheelwright re- 
coivfd p. 

David Sun . . ...: y Ivow received Baptism 

Sarah Daughter of Caleb Kimbel received Baptism 

Mary Daughter of John & Bithia Look received 
Baptism 

Benja: Son of Kbenezer & Abihail Hill received 
Bapti>m 

Jeremiah Son of Samll: Stewart received Baptism — 
also Mary Gooch A Kezia Cole upon their Pro- 
fession of Faith in Christ received Baptism — <fe 
John «fc Benja: Sons of Mary Gooch received 
Baptism 

Daniel Morrison upon Profession of Faith in Jesus 
Christ 

Daniel Son of Daniel Morrison received Baptb^m 

Philip Cole and Mar>' his Wife, Members of the 
Chh: att Almsburv, recommended to us by the 
Revd: Mr: Thos: Wells, Pastor of that Chh:, by 
Letter lx?aring Date June 4: 171G 2M 

Samll: Son of John Butland received Baptism 

Samll: Wheelwright recognizing his Baptismal 
Covenant in pubHck Assembly; John his Son 
received Baptism 

Nathll Clark Junr: recognizing his Baptismal 
Covenant in pubhck assembly, Lemuel his Son 
received Baptism 



1921] 




lO < 


Novr: 


4: 


1710 


Novr: 


n 


171G 


Dccbr : 




1716 


Marh: 


10: 


171G, 7 


Aprl: 


]\- 


1717 


Augst: 


4: 


1717 


Augst: 
Augst: 


11: 
18: 


1717 
1717 


Soptbr: 
Novr: 


8: 
24: 


1717 

1717 


Marb: 


3: 


1717/8 


Marh: 
Marh: 


9: 
30: 


1717/8 
1718 


April 


20: 


171.S 


Mav 
May 
Item 


4: 

IS: 


1718 
1718 


Item 






May 
June 


25: 

8: 


1718 
1718 


July 
July 


13: 
27: 


1718 
1718 


Item 
Augst: 


3: 


1718 


Augst: 


10: 


1718 


Augst: 


31: 


1718 


Item 






Soptbr 
Septl)r: 


14: 
21: 


1718 
171S 



/ the First Church of WclU, Me, 49 

Marv Daughter of Ilol>crt Monson received 

r' • I 

H< 1 . immer upon his recognizing hw Baptismal 

••nant had the Ordinance of liaptL'^ni ad- 

d to Sar " ■ " — aJi»o Lliza: 

! ; . . ../i: Hatch : . ...,,. ... 

Joseph John Mo.'os i tlj i^ IW»nja: Children of 

^ «i\ti.ir '*e of Baptism 

N' ' 5 '•'■ 1 . of Faith in 

ived the Ordinance of 

,L, 1 T'li/.Jw.f], r;,n.?roT. ,.f kHz^ Sinclare 

> Mary uf Sainll: <V Hebekah 

I .... .. 

Mary of 1 \o<\ Baptism 

John Litt ' int 

Jueiiah aii«i ui.w. i .Kiiu t.i«>.< .if-i<i ti <-] 

Bantism 
Abigll: of Samll: ^ .ed Baptism 

Mar>' V' : • I Covenant 

rrci 
Att a Chh: i for choice of a 

Deacon) 'In- >>•;: \; to the olfice of a 

Deacon bv '.•* Vote of v" 
Tabilha 1 r of Mar>' lx)\v reccive<l I 

Malachi 1 'iiiK)n Profession of i oitu; re- 

ceivcnl . 
Hannah al«o In** Daughter received Baptism 
All ' ' *• T,»seph Wheelwright re- 

Joshua bon of Caleb Kimbel received Baptism 

''■' ■ . . . v.^j^ij^^ rec» 

r..;..-. . jail Witrtri. iTV 

tism 

Hannah Daughter of Daniel Morri>on received 
Baptism 

James Son of James Sampson received Baptism 

M: ' :ail \VI " n Profession of Faith 

i\ d to in. M) 

Timothy Son of I V ' ^ ; n received Baptbm 

Sarah Sayer Widow to William Saver upon Pro- 
fession of Faith received Baptism 6i to Com- 
munion 31 

Natlill: Son of Xathll: Clark reroivod Baptism 

Merry Harman (ujxDn her Profcvsion of Faith re- 
ceived to full Communion 32 

Patience Clark (ujxm her Profession of Faith was 
received to full Communion 33 

Rachel Taylor (ujwn her Profession of Faith) re- 
ceived to Baptism <.^' Communion 34 

Dorcas Daughter of Samll Stewart received Bap- 
tism 

Joseph S(^)n of John Monson received Baptism 

William Harmon received Baptism upon Profession 
of Faith 



50 



Records of the First Church of Wells, Me, 



[Jau. 



Novr: 


9: 


1718 


Novr: 


30: 


1718 


Decembr 


:17: 


1718 


Feb: 

Marh: 
Marh: 


1: 

8: 
15: 


1718/9 
1718/9 
1718/9 


Marh: 
May 


29: 
17: 


1719 
1719 


May 


24: 


1719 


June 
Julv 
July 


14: 
19: 
2G: 


1719 
1719 
1719 


Augst: 
Au^st: 


IG: 
23: 


1719 
1719 



Augst: 30 

Octbr: 18; 
Novr: 1: 

Item 



Janv 



Marh: 13; 
Marh: 20: 



Item 



May 
May 
June 5 



8: 



1719 

1719 
1719 



17: 1719 20 



1719/20 

1719/20 



Aprl: 10: 1720 



Item 



1720 
1720 
1720 



Geor^^e & Priscilla Children of George Jacob re- 
ceived Bapti>ni 
Eliza: Sayer Wife of Francis Saver upon her publick 

Profe^>ion of Faith received to Communion ^5 
Benja: Plummer (rccogni/inj; y« Covenant of Grace 

in publick As>eml)ly) received to Communion 36 
Anne Haughter (if Moses St< * • * * "d 
Daniel Son ui I'rancis Saver . i , lism 

Hannah Daughter of Benja: Plummer received 

Baptism 
Joshua of Malachi Fdwards received Baptism 
Mar>' Iuner>' (recognizing her Baptismal Covenant 

in ■ ' ' ' ■ ■ 
AbiK-.- 

in publick A 
n<'i:::- >■ II -f l:. :.... 11, 
Nalii;in .""i-n ul Juhn 1 
John Slorrr fu|K)n IVn: 

the P' 

I\li/a I );. V. ; . . I ....... 

Saiiill: .^'ii of Mr: Samll 

l':i;ti-m 
Gcr ii*.m lioslon made publick Profession of Faith, 

in Chh: Assembly, Kliza; his Daughter received 

r. ipti-m 
liariiil Credifer Widow (ui>on Profession of Faith 

in publick A«i«-«*!!iblv^ reirivcd to Communion 40 
'1 }; mas B •<] to Communion uf^ n 



• f " n 37 

.; -- ' - nani 

\ed to Communion 38 
i : I to Baj)tism 

1..I... .. i .\cd Baptism 
in of Faith in Clirist in 

: • ' •■ ■ ■ •) 



W hechvriglit 



•rial SesMon 
y 22: 1719 



i:. the P- 

at nd Du 

James Wallace Mini- tor 41 
Ann ^' I to Comr- :-' ~ :• ■ " - -n- 

m* I Mr: N u 

Pastr: at Derg in the Kingdom of Ireland 42 
Chri * ' - n of Thomas KilliMi* ' ' . was 

r« . by Mr: Thos: Wen> . 'T of 

Donathkcdy in the Kingdom of Ireland} ro- 
1 Baptism 
( • I Maxwcl upon Profession of Faith received 

Baptism 

John S • 'Mncks 

Abigll 1 : liMiii 

Bapti^ 
Andrt'w ."^ 1 • 

Kecumni' :. . .... i ic 

of May 2o: 1719 by Neh: Donald^son Minister at 

Derg 43 
Henry Boothby his Wife received upon 

Recommendation from the Kldership at Mog- 

Water by James \\ " — May 22: 1719 

Samll: Son of Caleb ^^ .^^ ........ ,.iin}'<^-l received 

Baptism 
Fphraim Son of Mar>' Ix)\v received Baptism 
Joseph Son of Joseph Wheelwright received Baptism 
Ichabod Son of Ichabod Cousins & Nichs: Son of 

Nichs: Lydiard received Baptism 



recci\f<i ri.'ipii.-m 

M:ix.'. <1 r('('ei\('d 

■ < i by 

: ', . .-.bare 



19211 



ReeofdM of the First Church of Wells, Me. 



51 



June 


19: 


1720 


Julv 


17: 


1720 


A:.' ' 


7: 


17-'" 


A .. • 


11 


171 i 



Scptbr: 
Soptbr: 

Scpthr: 



Sarah Littlcfidd Wife of John Littlrfipld upon 
Profemion of Kaith in publick Aifc*cmbly received 
to ' II 

J« Son of J< 1 HapUsm 

^ n of Daniel Mt^rwui rii • ism 

•n of .Samll: ^ Mary 1 ...... received 

ProfcBwion of Faith in puh- 

..;. ...I ... < * .; .. 1- 



11 



-;.): 



1720 
1720 

17'20 



1 :• ■ 

I •< rv V (1(1 

Br>cc k Jii 

Sc»»ion at 



•1 Oi in^ < »■ t\ 



JottlAJtl < 



V\ lie oi Andrew 



Scptlir: 
Oetbr: 


2:»: 
9: 


1720 
1720 




Octbr: 
Deccmbr 


23: 
18: 


1720 
17-20 


r 


M.vrh 


n 


I72<) t 


\' 


May 

JuiH> 

June 


14; 

1: 

18: 


1721 
1721 
1721 


M 
C 

T: 



•n of Faith) re- 
^• ' 'i Idwarda 
i.'*m 
^ton of the 
• ' • ';ion 

at 
May 25: 171U: Mf^ed by Neh: Donaldaon 

-iiV. Winn received Baptism 
Wife (upon Pro- 

•ri 

. .i.iptUm 
ry of the Chh: at 
la 
^V...tn DoatoD p«''«v.h| Bap>- 



of John Li 



July 16: 1721 Ti. ixdpatrick i^ Marpiret \\\» Wi^ 

Communion \\y*^w thoir Hecomnv 
Mr: Th^>^: \\ >r of ' 

I>onathke<ly ■ ^ ' 

Rol>ert Page k 

niunion u|wn their Kecom 
Thos: Wrr ' >' ■ • - • 
Kingdom < 
Im-t- r« timonml July IV*: 172U 



Augst: 4: 1721 
att a Chh : meeting 



■ • ive<l to 

I from 

: ' i at 

» Com- 
tn)m Mr: 



Likewise 



\\ ailnre Minister of the Gospel at Mog-Watcr m 
tho Kini:»lom ..f T ' ' dated May 22: 1711) ">4 
Item Hannah lk»^tun c;d . ii Examination for feign- 

ing her^lf to be Benja: Prebles Wife k owned 
t! .' Fact 
Aupst: f): 17lM M;iiiic\v Paton recognized hb? baptb^mal Covenant 

in publick Assembly k promis a Submission to >*• 
Care tV Goverment of this Chh i^ ' - 

administred to John Son of M : „: n 

hereupon 

*Prob*bIy % misUke for 1720. 
VOL, LXXV. 4 



52 



Records of the First Church of Wells, Me. 



[Jan. 



Item 
Octbr: 29: 1721 

Decembr: 3: 1721 



Jany: 7: 1721/2 

Feby: 11: 1721/2 

Item 

Feby: 25: 1721/2 

Marli: 4: 1721 2 

Marli: 11: 1721 2 

Mjirh: 15: 1721 2 



Marh 
Apri: 



IS: 1721 2 
1: 1722 



Aprl 



15: 1722 



22: 1722 
21: 1722 



Aprl: 
Aprl: 
Aprl: 20: 1722 
May 0: 1722 

Item 



June 3: 1722 

Feby: 12: 1723 



Benja: the Son [of] Caleb KimW received Baptism 
Margaret Taylor uiK)n Profession of Faith in 

publick Afv^embly received to Communion 55 
William Taylor (upon his Profession of Faith in 

Christ in pul)lick Assembly) &. Aim his Daughter 

received the Ordinance of Baptism 
Samll: Son of Samll: and Abigll: Wheelwright re- 
ceived r 
Charles '1. .....vl (upon publick Profession of 

Faith in Christ) received to Communion 56 
Hannah Daughter of Charles Annis received 

Baptism 
Jane Dauj^htor of Bryce <fc Jane Macklellan re- 

ceivcil 1 
Joremiah > .. . . Ihos: Kilpatrick received Baptism 
llaimah Fmcry recognizing her baptismal Covenant 

in publick Asseml»ly recciveil to Communion 57 
Att a y.--*'":i of \'« (' ' Tbinnah Boston made an 

oix^ii :itinl C- n of her Sin in feigning 

herself to \)e the Wue t)f Benja: Preble, <fc waa 

receivo<l again to the Charitv 6c Communion of 

>-«Chh: 
^ :n Son of Grrshom Maxwel received Baptism 
Lvdia Jacob Daughter of (Jeorge Jacob received 

to Communion uix)n her publick I*roff»«^sion of 

Faith in the Congregation 5s 



T 



nja: II 

r of 



cived 



Ir; Jo-cpli Whecl- 
ri of Faith received 



!i publick 



Bapti-in 

Alice \\ln«'l\' 
wriglii uiH.i, , 
to Communion 5y 

Mary Ijow W ' ' ' t- l.<<\\ n 
Profession < ; tn Cmnii. 

Baptism was adminu^trcd to Ann the Daughter of 
John Ross 

Baptism wa^? administre<l to Sarah the Daughter of 
Nichs: Lydiani 

Richard KimU'l r« (ujxin i'ruloMon of 

Faith) to full Coi:.... .:.. n 

John Ross of the Kingdom of Ireland, received to 
( his I>etter of P la- 

ti... . ..:nll: Henr>', Pa>to: ..: . ..^ . m 

Ireland: of June i): 1719 01 

William Son of V : Jepson received Bapti.'ira 

Voted Nemin" ' . .;cente that Deacon Thos: 

Wells be si; . from the Communion of the 

Chh for h\> (ii.Mjrder!y N« :: of his Duty, in 

not providing for the S^w.....v;it June 3: 1722. 
As al.*o in expressing himself ver>' indecently, in 
aflinning on May 26: 1722 to Mr Kmery yt he 
bd: Wells was an r)verseer to the Hay wards as 
also affirming yt Mr Fmer>' had driven his 
Cattle for the sake of the Grass which grew on 
the two Necks, viz. of Mousom and y« great 
Hill, as also for Miiibehevaour in the Chh: in the 



1921] 



fiecords of the First Church of WelU, Me, 



53 



Juno 


17: 


172J 


July 


1 


\:s2 


July 
July 


8: 
20 


17JJ 
17JJ 


Octbr: 


Js: 


17JJ 


Dcccmr: 


23: 


1722 


Dccein : 


3: 


1722 


J 

I.... 


13: 

1(1 


1 . 



March: 


10: 


1722/3 


Aprl: 


1 '. 


1723 


Aprl: 


21: 


1723 


Juno 




1723 



luin 
June '->fii 1723 



July 

S<^ptl)r: 
iScptbr: 

Octbr: 
Novr: 

Novr : 

Novr: 



14; 1723 



21): 172,i 



3 

17 
21 



6 17.V? 
172J 



172;{ 
1723 



Biddcford 
Decembr: 8th: 1723 



ScjuHon of hifl being call'd to Account by the Chh: 
Sl for Contumacy in the!*e ThinRH. and the aUne- 
Bd: (' wa.s then adininistrcd publickly 

on Hi:.. , . .^amll: Fni.rv I*a-sior 
' le<jrKe Hutland (rec« . hw Baptismal Cov^ 

ri:i!it ■ • • • ■ , ■ .,02 

l-li-'-^i; 1 .p, .,^L....... uii Hap>- 

tiitm 

f . ti-'Jin 



vart ) 

:;'M , r.'ccivuvi Baptism 

J. -,... .; '■ • .a ) 

Mary ll^itnn (iif«»n l* n of Faith in publick 

A.'C'*«*mbly) r- :n 

Jenuniah Sm ' -rw A John Son of 

IrhfilxMl ( . , • ;»tLHm 

r nf M'lry lx»w received Baptism 
f» u. — oj^m/ii':' '■ V •*' 1 (•....♦. 

in 11. wa 

fvi — And Man*. »Sarah. and W liuam 

(^'1 ., J. . . MM. ^ ^i.^j. ^_.,,Q received the 

Or :n 

John S^n of Ci irob receive<l Bati>in [tic] 

y ~ •' '* : liobert Mon.^n received BafH 

Mar>' Daughter of Willixun Taylor received Bap- 
tism 

I viiia Hatch (a Meml»cr of the Church in York) 
upon her profi^Htng and promi^inK Subjection to 
the Adnv ' ' ' " •»: 

di-**rx"'ii^rii ... : o 



C^ 

Jen • 
Sar.i:. . 
publi 

Friint-f 



ion. 64 



•I 
- ...ih in 



m 



WiJe ui ^^iiiiili: Littlofield (upon 



M. 



tor ut 



..l>- 



tl 



1 

i..'.V 



Ju,-<'j>Ii I 



William S)n ui Jeremiah Slorer receivt*ii n 

Daughter of Jal)cz Domian »■'•*""<.. ....p- 

tism 
Franci.s I.ittletiold i^- 1 1 ih His Wut- n 

tlirir !' ■ ' '■ .lu.iiii in publick A.—.. 

V ; her his Wife recognized their 

Baptismal Covenant and Abigail their Daughter 

rr. - ' " • ni 
Jam. I rueworthy Children of Samll: & 

Margaret Smith received Baptism 
Samll: Son of John Lindsay rr- ■ ' P • ••-^m 
Rolx?rt P2dgcomb recognized!.. ovenant 

in publick Assembly, Sarah Daughter of Robert 

Edgcom received Baptism 



54 



Records of the First Church of Wells, Me. 



[Jan. 



Decembr:29: 1723 

Jany: 5tli: 1723/4 

Jany: 19: 1723 '4 

Feby: 21: 1723/4 
Biddeford Lecture 



Marh: 15: 1723/4 



Augst: 



Octr: 



Anna Perkins (recognizing her Baptismal Covenant) 

was received to Comnuinion 05 
Benja: Son of Joseph Wheelwright received Bap- 
tism 
James Littlefield <t Lydia his Wife recognized their 

Baptismal Covenant 
Xathll: of Humphry Scammon received Baptism 
Jeremiah of Ebenezer c^- Abihail Hill received Bap- 
tism 
El)enezer of Samll: Scammon received Baptism 
Stephen of Xathll: Tarbox received Baptism 
Mary of Samll: iS: Uebekah Cole received Baptism 
Joseph Hill Junr: recognized his Baptismal Cove- 
nant in i)ublick Assembly Peter Son of Joseph and 
Mary Hill received Baptism 
John Sk)n of Samll: <fc Abigail Wlieehvright received 

liaptism 
Lydia Daughter of Daniel Morison received Ba]>- 

tism 
Samll: Son of Brice Macklelland received l^ajitism 
Klisha Son of Mathew Pattan received liaptism 
Malachi Kd wards <fe Klizn: his Wife (ujx)n Pro- 
fession of Faith in public Assembly received to 
Communion bti 

David Son of Gershom Maxwel ) ^„„:,.„ i tj„. ♦.- . , 
TM- I, ,, rr-i 1 \ • ? received Baptism 
JJiza: Daughter of ( harlesAnniS) ' 

James S)n of William decea^i d & Kliza: Jcpson re- 

ceive<l Baptism 
John Hatch recognized his Baptismal Covenant <fe 

Hannah his Daughter received the Ordinance of 

Baptism 
Francis Son of Benja: Hatch received Ba[)tism 
Kphraim Son of .John and Sarah Littlefield received 

Baptism 
Mary Daughter of Thoms: Killpatrick received 

Baptism 
Mary Daughter of George Simington, received 

Baptism. 
Hannah Daughter of Joseph Stevens received 

liaptLsm. 
Shubael. Son of Gershon Boston received Baptis-m. 
Amos Son of Samuel Stewart receiv'd Baptism. 
Benja S(jn of IcIuiIkkI Cussens received Bai)tism. 

Wliereas I Thomas Wells, a Member of the 
Church in Wells, did .«ome time past in a Time of 
Sore Temptation with me Omit my Duty as 
Deacon. So far as to Neglect, making Provision for 
the Lords Table; I freely Confess my Error to God: 
and the Church, desiring Forgiveness. 

Thomas Wells 
Wells October 21. 1724. 

At a Church Meeting in Wells, Thomas Wells, 
own'd the above written to be his free Acknowd- 

•Beginning wnth the entn,' of Aug. 16. 1724. and extending to the entry of May 16. 1725, the 
records are in a different handwTJting from that used in all the preceding records except the second 
paragraph (tide supra, p. 42j. 



Aprl: 


5: 


1724 


Aprl: 


20: 


1724 


May 
May 
June 


3: 

3L- 

7: 


1724 
1724 
1724 


June 


11: 


1724 


June 


21: 


1724 


July 


20: 


17JI 



2: 1724 



Augst: 


9th: 


1724 


Aug: 


16. 


1724.* 


Aug: 


23. 


1721. 


Octr: 


4. 


1721. 



21: 1724. 



1021] RcconU of the First Church of Wells, Me. 55 

cdKinonl, and the Church Voted their Satb<faction 
from him us to what is above mentioned, pr Samuel 
Kmery IVstor 

At a Legal Church MoetiriK in \\ " ' ' ' * .r 21. 
1724. \'()tod that iho (Vn>uro of .^ frf)m 

Communion with Said Church, pas^^ed S<jme time 
Since on Drac: Thos: Wells a nicinU'r of Said 
Church he taken off, and is hereby taken off. So 
that Said Wells is Hef^tored to Communion with us 
aRain. and to I!njoy all the Privihnlges of a Member 
in full Communion wiili us the Said Church of 

Wells as formerly. It is further Voted that 

Deacon Wells's former .'\cknowledp;ment relating 
to the otTcncu fnr which he hath been Censured, 
Shall Ixj Demolished, together with all the Paf)ers 
referring to a Contr«» *- Vears "^ 'g 

la>t |m>t. I)etwifn ti.- ' . W'clLs at . :-l, 

an<l Said Deacon Wells; as also between the Kevd: 
l':i>tor of Said Cliurch Si the Deacon abovesaid. 
\nt<»l in the .Vllirmative: 

Attest Samuel Kmmery Pastor. 

()( tr: 20. 1721. Mrhctable Daughter of Francis & Hephzibah Little- 

ticlil n-criv'd Hapti>m. 
Nov: 20. 1721. James S.n of James ik Lydia Littlefield received 

Haptism. 

69. Klevcn by letter. 

11 

56 By profession. 

May 10: 1725* Alugail Daughter of Joseph k Mary Hill received 

Haptiiim by the Kevd: Mr: Seth Storer of Water- 
town 

May IS: 1725 Joseph S<in of John Sc I\lizal>eth Storer received 

Baptism by the Kevd: Mr: Seth Storrer of Water- 
town 

Att a Church Meeting in Wells Aprl: 23: 1725 
Tiie Church passed the several Votes hereafter 
niiMitioneil, viz, 

1 riiat Deacon Thos: Wells be Moderator 

2 That Collo: John Wheelwright be Clerk to record 
the Churches \'otes untill further Order 

3 That Collo: John Wheolwriglit. Capt: Joseph Hill, 
Deacon Joseph Storer. Mr: Samll: Hatch. Mr 
Jonathan Littlefield and Mr: Francis Sayer. desire 
Mrs: Lmery to deliver the Church Records to 
them and that when they are so delivered they l>e 
lodged in Collo: John Wlieelwrights Hands for the 
Churches use untill further Order 

4 That Deacon Thos: Wells provide the Elements for 
the Sacrament of the LORDs Supp)er and en- 
deavour to get one of the Neighbouring Pastors to 
administer sd: Sacrament to this Church 

Attesd: pr John Wheelwright Clerk 

•This and succeeding entries are in the same handwriting as the entries prcNnous to Aug. 16, 1724. 



56 Records of the First Church of Wells, Mc. [Jan. 

NB The aforementioned Committee not being able to 
prevail with Mrs: Emery to deliver the Church 
Records to them, the above written Votes were 
taken from CoUo: Wheel wright.s Minutes and 
entred in this Book of Wells Church Kecords att 
the desire of sd: Church pr me Samll: Jeflerds 
Pastr: December 29th: 1725. as were also all the 
other F.ntr>*s Made in this Book of Records of 
matters dated between the 2*Jth: Day of Nuvbr: 
1724 & Deccmbr: 15: 1725 

June 8: 1725 Stephen Son of Robert Sc Abigail Monson receiveil 

Baptb^m by the Rcvd: Mr: Samll: Moody of 
York 

Att a Church Meeting in Wells Septbr: 3: 1725 
Voted, Viz 

1 That Mr: Samuel JcfTerds be invited and desired to 
un<l«Ttake the work of tl ■ '' ■♦•l-Ministry in thi> 
Town, and the Pastoral < • n this Church. 

2 That the Choice and Call of the Church to Mr 
Samuel Jef- " he work of the Ciosjx»l-Min- 
u<try and 1'.. .:.c-e in this Town and Church, 
be communicated to the Select Men, desiring them 
to call a Town >' ' for the Towns Concur- 
rence with the I ... ;i thrrein. 

Attest John Wheelwright Clerk. Kntred 
above express *d pr:rae Samuel Jefferds Paati . 

Nov: 21: 1725 George and William. S^)ns of 

I^rifp aid J.'ino Marklelland 
Jt.~rj.li. S>i» of Willi:im and 

Margaret Taylor 
J' ' •^ ' f J»).>^'pn :i:i"l 

iVr 
Joanna. Daughter of John and 
Mar>' Hatch 



Received Baptism 
bytheRevd.Mr 
S.'iMill: Moody of 

York 



Novr: 22: 1725 The Church and T« ':» met att the Mctting 

llou.*^ To whom The : ng Ix»tter was .sent by 

Mr: Samuel Jefferds in Answer to the invitation aii-; 
('nil lately given him to settle in the Work of the 
Ciu>pel-Mini>lry in this Town and be separated 
to tne Pastoral Office in the Church of Christ that 
is therein, viz. 

To The Church of Christ in Wells att Their Meetini' 
now in in the Meeting Hou.*^ in sd: Town and 1 
the Inhabitants of sd: To^ti att their MeetiiiL- 
now also at the same Place 
Honrd: and Beloved 

It having pleased the LORD Jesus Christ, the 
Great Head of the Church, who rules in Zion 
some Time since, to direct you in the Choice of . 
Minister and Pastor, unto me; and you haviru' 
called and invited me to that Work and Ofhce 
among you; I cant but Admire the condescending 
Grace of Christ unto me, who am less than the 



1921] Genealogical Research in England 67 

least of all Saints. That I. together with my poor 
IjilKjiirs. sin to you his People. 

I alx) l)ear ti........ .. ... .. ...intfi of your I ^' r,^. 

sionsof IxDveand(lenero.sity to me: And do : 
declare my V of your Call unto me, to 

the work of i... ....... iry and the Pastoral Office 

amon^ you. of a ready Mind: Assuring you that I 
shall Rive up my Mi to the Ser\ice of Christ ac- 

conlinR to my "^^ ire. for the promoting the 

spiritual and e\ _' Ciood of you. and yours; 

a.H not do . . will ever provide, according 

to your .A iin^^ * • -^ '^ -^ •• -lort of the 

Gosi^el and nw with you, 

and s*) r .r Pravers to God for me, 

that He ' '■ Grace faithfully to 

perform i whereunto you have 

called me, i am your scr%'ant for Jesus s Sake— 

Novbr:21: 1725 ore 

exprefw'd. Derembr 29: 1725 pr: me immll: 
Jefferds Pastr: 

After Thi ' ' *^- 

Church refe. r 

came to my li:: 

Decembr: 15: 1725 Samuel JefTenln v ! iine<l a Minister of the 

Of. ' ' ' •• • !\i.stom' •■ 

.Cli <• < «>n o; I 

the Presbytery of the Church of York the two 
Cli ■ nf Kitff»r>* and the Church of IVnvick; 
Tl; 1 Mr; Moodv l^egan with Prayer, The 

Revd: Mr: Wise preach d from Acts xx: 24. The 
HeN d : Mr: Xewm.". ' ' i ' ' =' . 

Hevd: Mr l!np'r> ^ .. ..... ^. . - 

ship. 

(To be coDtinucdj 



GENEALOGICAL HESE.VUCII IX ENGLAND 

(Continued from vol. 74, p:ii:«^ 2831 

G I FFORD-S ARGENT (cONTIXIED) 

Contributed by G. .\ndrf.ws Mori,\rtt, Jr., A.M., LL.B., of Newport, R, L, 
and communicated by the Committee on English Research 

From a Gene.\logic.\l Ch.\rt in the P.\rish Registers 
OF Courteenhall, CO. Northampton 

rf^>^rLANATORY NoTK. — Tho parl.'^h registers of Courteenhall, co. Northampton, 
bef?in in 153S, In the back of tne first volumo a parchment chart has been pasted, 
on wluch the [x^iicreos of m:iny C " -«, indudinp the Sargent 

family, have botMi writ ton. These p ;ibly entered by the vicar 

of the parish, the handwriting and mk showmg that the work was done about 
1590. The vicar evidently asked the various families in the parbh for information 



58 



Genealogical Research in England 



[Jan. 



about events in their histories that had occurred (Uitsiiie of the parish of Court^vn- 
hall, and thus he secured for the chart the records of the oKler children t>f Hu^h 
Sargent, who were born probably before the Sar^rent family moved to Courtwn- 
hall. The first Sargent entry in the Courtcenhall registers is the record of tlie 
baptism of George, son of Mr. Hugh Sargent. Gent., 2 Apr. 1573. Ljiter tlic 
vicar added records of some of the childn-n (»f Roger Sargent, son of Hugh, which 
show that Roger Sargent of Court<'<'nhall was identical with the Rogrr Sargent 
whose family records are found in the registers of the parish of .Ml Saints, North- 
ampton.* Below are given the statements about the Sargent family found on 
the parchment chart, and discrepancii's U'tween the statements of the chart and 
the entries in the parish registers projxjr arc indicated in footnote's. ) 



Hugh' Sargent 
gent t^' .Mar- 
garet GvtT(»rd ' 
he died' 'Js^^ 
fcbruar:^15U5 



1 



I h/dt'th 30 Januarij 1555 cap: to Nichas luiwards 10 



*' 



Anne 

Nichol.'ts ba[>tis**<l 1 



Au. 



Novebr: 15*J3 vid Joh 



) c«p: Elizabeth Clarke 27* 



..c 



r> i e*^p; I^ller 

^^«^' i of Thynd 



Kllenr .\ 
on • 



[ 15S9 



8 


10 
II 
12 
13 
14 
15 



Daniel 18': Septbr: 
l.V.M): died an* 
prilict 
Sara 4° Octoh. 1501 
Anna 10 Octob: 

15935 
Samuel 1595 

• lead 
Jc>«^»ph 
I>on>thie 

Mao'c 30 May 15ft5 eep to W: ObH. 5u> May IWTi 
John 25 Apr: 1506 | Spuria 4 Januarij ) 

h { 1 • .V U'id:Tho: churchlj 

*-• I .1 . '-' I 

Jane c«p: to Arthur C'larcke aliajt Iteterelll 28* Octob: UM^^ 
Alec es^p: to George Colea of Northampton 
Uichardc 
Thomaa 

George 2 Aprilw 1573 
Magdalen 9 Julij 1574 
R. ' - • ' M . »,: 1575 
M: . 1576 

Dorothey S Febr: 1578 died 4 Octob: 1602 being delivered 
of a bd 9 daica before 



In the **Sarpcnt GenealoKj/' puhli.'^hod in 1895 by the late Aaron 

Sarpont of Soiiierville. Mas<., the ance.'^tn' of William Sargont. one 
of the early settlers of MaKlen, Mas,^., is carried hack to h'\^ errand- 
father, Hugh Sargent of Court eenhall, co. Northampton, England; 

•Vide »uprn. vol. 74. pp. 281. 2S3. 

tAccordinft to the pftrish reifiBters F'lii:. i I lynte. 

JProbably the date of birth, tui he »»* • ul 74. p. 281). 

8Prob.'\bly the d.nte of birth. a« ^^.e wa.- Jl Utl. . 

lAccordinj? to the parish rettiaters Job: was bur h*^ 1614 Hie ^-ife jb 

recorded as daushtcr of Henry Church and Mane iiia wife, ai i a« such : 

ber 1574. As Joyce Sarpent. "a joore woman." she was b . • i The • 

John and Joyce Sargent were: 1. Spuria, baptized 4 J.inuar>- 1002/.1; buned 9 [5. accor 
chart] January- 1G02/3. 2. Marie, baptiied 7 December 16<>4. 3. Jane, baptized 5 - 
160(5; married 4 November 1633 John Locky. 4. AHce. baptized 19 May 1G09. 5. Henry. bai>- 
tized 23 March 1611 (1611 12). 6. Edward, baptized 4 March 1613 (1613/14): he and his wife 
Alice had John, baptized 7 January 1641/2. and .\nne. baptized 20 March 1643. (Edward Sar- 
gent, son of John and Joyce, seems to have been the only male Sargent who remained in the parish.) 

\He was of Stony Stratford. 



19211 Genealogical Research in England 59 

but the Htatrmontrt alxjut the KnRlish Sargcnts printed in this lx>ok 
contain neveral errors, the Hocumontar>' evidence on which these 
FtatriiHTifs arc hasod is < ' ' ''ly little infonnn- 

tion is >;ivcn alxiut the ;i:. ; ... ;.. .v,...^...* , ' *..iord, wife of Hugh 
SarRriit an<l jjrandmolher of the New England immigrant. 

The following iK*dijat?e, ba^ed on the records already piv«»n in this 
article and on ' ' 1 authorities citf^l Ix'low. shows 

the descent of \\ ..... ... ;.. Maiden, Mass., from John Clifford 

le Ho<»f of Twyford. co. Hucks, in 1277, and traces the probable 
an((>iry of John (lilTord le Boef to Ol)em de Bolel)ec, a Nonnan 
lord, whoM* sonfl settle<l in 1 ' 1 in the time of William the Con- 
aueror. It corrects in soii.i ...., ortant t, ..f ;, nl^rs the account of 

the family of the TfifTards of Twyfonl i in the late Maj. 

Gen. the Hon. ' Wrottej<lev*8 "(liffards from the Conquest to 

the Present Tii:.*. ; " ' ' in 1<K)2 in the (' " ' ^ms of The 
Wilham SaU An li.* " I'^^ N'-w SiTi- - '"^ well as 

certain errors in t of N liire and 

Oxfordshire and in the jxHli^rreo entered in the Heralds C'ollej^e in 
the reij^n of (^uifn Klizai ' ' ' ' f ' rd, .«^)n of Sir (leorpe. 

It supplie**. al^i, some ^^ .... .. ...aions to the (lifTord 

pe<li>:ree pul)h->hed in the 1. . vol. 71, pages 174-175. and 

mcludes the corre<Mions which, a.s m found by an examination of the 
registers of the pjiii ' f .Ml S • V ' ' r .-n- 

hall, should \)v m:iv. .;. ^•' * t-^ 

in the early part of the *'.'" 

The riifTard-Ciiffonl family is one of the ma*?t ancient and dis- 
tinguished families of England. Planehc, in his work entitleil "The 
Conqueror and his Companions 'ril)es Walter Giffard the 

Klder {rifle infra, 1, i) as "the pn r of a race from which the 

noblest families in England may i^ , . 'Ud to trace their descent." 
The (lifTord family of Twyford. co. Bucks, which sprang from a cadet 
of the great house of Brimsfield, co. Gloucester, was one of the most 
ancient families (^f the Buck' ' ' During the Middle 

Ages menjbers of this famil\ . . ., iV and served as high 

sherifis, knights of the shire, comm; i^^ of the |)eace, and arrayers 

for the EriMich wary*. They also did their part in the Scottish, 
Welsh, and French wars. In the Wars of the Rom^ they api>ear 
to have adhered to the Hou.^^c of York. In Tudor times (ieorge 
GifTord, of the younger branch, settled at Middle C'laydon, co. Bucks, 
was the right-hand man of Thomas Cromwell. Earl of t>wex, in the 
dissolution of the monasteries, and saw to it that his family profited 
by his activities and that his brothers were well provided for out of 
the monastic s|X)ils 

In the early histor>' of the Twyford family its fortunes were greatly 
increased by the marriage of Sir John GifTord le Boef (vide infra, 11), 
about the year LSlX), with Alexandra dc Gardinis, heiress of the 
De Gardinis family, which brought to it part of the lands of the 
ancient Nonnan house of De Arsic, one of whose coheiresses was the 
great -grandmother of Alexandra and a descendant of William de 
Arsic, one of the eight knights aj^pointed by William de Eienues, in 



60 Genealogical Research in England [Jan. 

the reign of William the Conqueror, to the custody or guard of Dover 
Castle. By the marriage of Thomas ClilTord of Twyford {vide 
infra, 15) with Alianora Vaux the family became connected with the 
great Lancastrian family of Vaux of Harrowden, co. Northampton, 
one of whose members was raised to the peerage by Henry \T11. 
In the reign of Elizabeth the younger brandies sank inio the ranks of 
the minor gentr\' and merchant class, one of the daughters marrying 
into the mercantile family of the Sargents of Court eenhall and 
Northampton, from which sprang William Sargent, the settler in 
jMaldcn, ^lass. 

1. OsBKUN DK HoLEBFX, a Hoblc Nonuan. Lord of Longueville in 
Normandy, living in the time of Duke KolxTt the Magniticent or the 
Devil (1028-10.^5), who was the father of William the Conqueror. 
married, probably in the last years of the tenth or the early years of 
the eleventh century. Avklinw, third sister of (Tunnora, who was 
the second wife of Richard the Fearless, Duke of Normandy from 
942 to Wi). 

( 'hildren: 

i. W ALiKu, C\niii; ... ; '' ' -A-ho asRumcH) tho Rumamc »»i 

('lYrKAKDF. (rf. On!' in. a dnii of (lirnrd Klnt#»l (or 

I" " alUii \ ^ ■ r in t\< ■ ■ u^ of 

( •: H and \ In U> nnji-m a 

companion of his brothcr-in-law, lluRi) de Lfoiirnay, in the aUirtivo 



1 

( 


1.. J ., . .{ 1. 1 . 1 .I-.. 1 


to H'covcr thr crown of 
H <if Diiko W ilham (tho 
■ind FraiHv, and i; 


1' 

blorkaiiing '■ 

y....) i 1, , 

f . 


ip of Arquea. When 

> ,!r,r Tv" -'-. then 
-I t arm« 


Miami of tl»c forc« 
Duke Wilham invaded 

wfil ' m! in years, 

• • :.: 1. Wnllrr, 


d. Hi 
apix 
107 lord 


. 1 !►. : 
-i(i; he was bu 


<• "i ll.«* i<»iijinis.x! 
-■'. and in H)H«> h« 
by hilt »on Waiti - 


who m. 1 
thrc<' c:i: 
HolH»rt, %-. 


•-' ' Man«ha! 
rv 1 in 
t'l.. of 1 


■ i. wa^ one of tin- 
wit h )\M brother 
in 1119, and was 


dead in 11' 
tinct, alt 

who 'i 
2. li 
C 

(..' ■ 

OsBERNE. 


rv 1 1 . m iH'CorninK ''X- 
liPiT w Romo e . that he left a son William, 

- ' ' •' - MM.rr » -- carl. 

r and ( " m the 
y I. .'{ , iu. iCicliiird, 8. 
ih.r d.. 



2. ii. 

2. OsBERXE (Osbeut) Giffard {Osbem de BoUbcc) died about 
1086. With his brother Walter he assumed the name of 
GyfTarde. foupht with Duke William in the invasion of Eng- 
land, and received vast grants of land in co. Gloucester, where 
he held the manors of Brimesfield, Rochemteme, Alderberie. 
and Stoche. He settled at Brimesfield, and subsecjuently. in 
the time of King Stephen, a preat castle was built there, which 
continued to be the residence of the family until it was de- 
stroyed by the army of Edward II, in 1322. 

•For this Walter G>-fTarde cf. WiUiam of Jumi^ea. Hiatory of the NormanB, chspien 36 and,37. 

and the history of Ordericus Vitalia. 



1921] Genailugical lu search in England . 61 

Child: 

3. i. Kliaa (IIeliaa).* 

3. Elia8 (IIkliah) CJifkard (Osbeme, Osbem de BoUbec), of Brim»- 

' ! 1*1 in 1130, when hi.s son Klvas paid U^O marks for 

'' 11. :U Henry I). He r 1 Ala . 

I ' mied in lOlK). in the ri... ...iry of St. Peter 

of Cllouce«ter, and, with liii* wife Ala and hi.s son Hchiu^, apiKurs 
in 1121 in the same chartulary. 
Children: 

4. i. Kliaj* Hr.i.iAJiV 

5. ii. A BON 

4. Eliab (Hkuah^ Ciiffard (Elias, Osbeme, Osbrm dc BoM>ec), 

of Hn le<i his father in W'M). He married 

I*.M.T^ ; • i.iM.'Ki.. If " d **the Boy." I ' My 

t(» (li 'iii;;ui -h him from ... .ind a.'* such he i.- :...... d, 

with his wife Herta and i Walter, in the time of Abl)Ot 

Hamelin. who wa« ablxjt from 1148 to 1171). He granted the 
j'hiin'h of Hoyton to tf ' ' ' •• soul of !' ' wife, 

and this jrrant was a: incnl by i \ . ;dler. 

A later Helia.'^ (lilTord trietl to r the prant of the church 

of Hoy ton which had l)een made by his father Helias and his 
im« Ic WaltiT. but *' M was ! by Bishop Ja»*oeline 

of Saruiii and aft*; ..^ by L. .. , . hn. u^>'» ^^'^^ -^ting 

during: the vacancy of tliat sec, IIM-IIVJ. 
Children: 

6.1. i:i 

ii. \N '»n, whrrtf nnmr-. with thr\t of hi^ hroUicr Gilbert, 

in 1177. 

lii. (iiinr ri i , whO0C nAIItt', witii m.'ii <>i m-* oi '« :iiU*r, App^AT 111 

1177. 

5. CiiKFARD (EUas, Osbcmc, Osbcm » 

Child: 

7. i. HiciiARD, the Ju5ticiar>*, living in 1175.t 

6. Elias (Hf.lias) Giffard (Elias. Elias, O^me. Ofbem de 

BoUhfc), of Brimsfield. diet! al>out 1190 (Pipe Roll). He is 
mentioned, with his mother IWria in 1167. 

•According to the Cflour«<«tcr«hir«> \«j»:»»« T'. I! ' H. :.r\ III I122I). an Eli«« Giffard of Brim»- 
fi»ld w»» mr*l by the Ahlx^t of Cir»- ■»» at Hnmsfield. whirh the Abbot 

riaimrti f.< f..> »i»} m ) i. l.»^rfv J .....*. '• » to have a gallotiK rir.i «t.ited 

tlvxt ;\ r. ,.r. who came at * cat of England. ^ ^he 

inntmr i>: 1 -, ,, . - ... .. -- -- I *>--! ».-.-■ .»-.,• «.,.! ..'»-.' ■ ,;., . .. .ft hi» 

S4<ri had h.id tlir nntwr ' :. of the aaid 

KIm!* nn<l the (.•\thrr if ■ •'--pinlhe 

T'■■.^.:^\ of Kin»t Hi*nr> • Henry 

'■'"■'' -« <^I \\ (.iv^T'if* pi> 7 > . wr.o SMOW9 •.hr,'; Tho 

:ted the : ne of hia ancestor*, another Eli v^ w. i 

" »' ■ !- ur i-iULscs between Oabcrt and Johu. 

1 1 vni wan a »on of Giffard and a rrnrtdsnn of F1ia« and Ala GifTard appear* from 

<■ In I22r» WiHinm de Huntercoml^ • - I for one fourth of a knight'a 

'\ Otfoni'hirr of wh --h h** <*'n;mcd ' ■»-r^>ngfuny di«»ei»ed C>«l>erl 

* 1 warfADl. Bt \» Giffard. grandfather of 

' - i« produced. T - grandaon. Eliaa refuj^ 

t; ■ -Aiirriint. miuI >• ■ .cr Eliaa wa5 :. * -■ --li of the l.nnds in question, but that 

Ku hard had set tcii ' .- , .n great favor wit n K.ng Henry (Henry II). had kept them. 

(Curia Regia Rolla. 10 Henry iii. no. M.) 



62 Genealogical Research in England [Jan. 

Children: 

8. i. Klias, under a^e at liis father's death, about 1100. 
ii. GiLnKRT, who had a son Gilbert. 

iii. Bekta, m. Cailwey. Child: 1. Elian, prandfatlier of the 

Jolin Caihvey who |x^titioned for the barony in 3 Edward 111. 

9. iv. Osn?:HT. 

7. Richard Giffard ( , Elias, Osbeme, Osbem de Bolebcc) 

was hi^h in favor with Henry II. and appears in 1172 as one of 
the justiciaries appointed under the Constitutions of Chiren- 
don. In ll(i() he held lands in IxKJeston. eo. Kent, of Walter 
de Meduana (Lil)er Huheus). In 19 Henry II [1173] he was 
excused 15s. for sent ape, a,s one of the kniphts holding luider 
the Honor of lUickinirhain (Pii)e Roll. 11» Henry II), and 
appears to Ik* holding then one of the knipht's fees held of that 
Honor by Eiia,*J CtifTard in llOO. Hecause he held lands in 
Ivodeston. where the (lifTards of Twyford afterwards held, 
(leneral Wrottesley a.ssinnes that he was their ancestor; hut 
the lands in Kent held by the Twyford Ciffards came to them 
from the De Arsic family throuph the marriaj^e of John Clifford 
of Twyford {vide infra, 11) with Alexandra de Gardinis. 
Children: 

i. Ohhf.kt, dead on 2 Sept. 1229, when I«il>ol, hi« wi«i«)w, and Matilda 
(iifTard, hi« sintor, arc mcntionotl (Calentlar of ('U).»*e K«»Ils, 1227- 
12.'U, p. 20I); ni. Ihaiiel de Fh*^^ .... to whom letters of Hafo 
eondurt were granto<i in 17 John HoIIh). 

li. M ni. .\i)AM i>K Kaili.y. la ihc Not<? li«K)k of Henry <lo 

1 \i of rtxi^rn ln-ard by the King's judnofl, in Kast<'r Term, 

12^2, m CO. Kent, i.n a suit of Warine do Mountrhensy to recover 
the manor c»f Luddendon in co. Kent. The aetion i.s agaimit .\dam 
de Kailly and Malulia hi« wife. Matilda (liffard, and Isabel do 
Fri ■ ' ' ' ' a third). Thr dcf«'nd.'int.s 

nir the l;ind to Richard ('iifTar<l, 

lather of Mabilia and LkjiIh'! i/rir), and they offered the charter. 

OslKTt, futn ni Richard, ditl }• '■• to Cecdia for it, and so did 

RichanI, and Richanl and (>■ dead. Farther on Richard in 

c'dliMl the f.Hther of .M " " 

iii. Matilha, living in 11 itago on Ildidon in co. 

Northampton in \\{¥J. 

8. Eli AS Giffard (Klias, Eli as, Elias, Osbeme, Osbem de Bolebec)^ 

of Brimsfield, wa.s under ape at his father's death, about 1190, 

and was entrusteil to the eustody of William Marshall, Karl 

of Pembroke. He is mentioned in 1221, and died in 1249 

(Inqui.«;ition post Mortem, 33 Henry III). He married first 

IsAiJKL Misahd: and seeondly Alice MANTRAVEits. 

Children by first wife: 

i. Matilda, m. Godfrey Scudamore. Child: 1. Peter. 
ii. Isabel, m. Tikjmas le Tahler. Child: 1. Guy. 
iii. Mabel, m. Richard Dan.sy. Child: 1. Richard. 

Child by second wife: 

iv. John, aged 16 years at his father's death in 1249; m. (1) Margaret 
Nevill; m. (2) Matilda de Longespeye. 

9. OsBERT Giffard {Elias, Elias, Elias, Osbeme, Osbem de Bolebec) 

died about 1237. He married Isabel de Borland, daughter 



1021) Proceedings of the N. E. Hist. Gen. Society 63 

of Alan and Alice (Murdac).* She recovered custody of 
lands in (lillin^^ham, co. Dorset, that had belonRcd to her 
dccea.^cd hiishand, ()sl)crt GifTard, and she died before 8 July 
1242, when Alirc Murduc, her mother, was next of kin to 
Oshert's heir, then not of age (CalcncJar of Close* Rolls, 12.'^7- 
1242, paj^e 448). Elia« (lifTard. brother of Oslxirt, granted to 
him lands in the manor of Winterburn. co. Dorset, on 1 1 May 
1220 (Calendar of Charter Rolls. 122G-1257, vol. 1. pa^^r 1)5), 
and Osbert received from the Kin^ a prant from the forest 
at Selewood on 10 June 1232 (Calendar of Close Rolls, 1231- 
1234.pa>?e71). 
( "hiidren: 

I O.HUF.iiT, I), in 1233 or 1234 :t d »- r r.. ^ou^ ,., <.,, . ^.j^^ 

brouKht jiuit in 1291 for hor wi [a at Artwcll, 

CO. Sort' ■ -i V -A i ;.("'' -n: 1. 

OKltert, \< \t\ flnti. it no 

aon ; \\v w .: 

land in IJ'.H.. .;;... ... „ ;..... .w .^ . ... .,.i.h 

suniniomHl frtmi I)»'Voi I3()l aji l. £10 an<l upward 

n- ' ■ ' . V. ' -. ju' • ' - •• :\ 

(' r ot C in VMl ho peti- 

ti- ... . ;iir Km^; . .. . . ;... ;. -...^jon of Winti-rburne 

liulton, whirh h«» f held for hfe and wa.^ compclle<I to rcs 

li- • • •• • ' ' • * A 

V . .t 

I) ■.!•*, vol. 1 A. p 24ii, 250;; John <»n, Ldward, 

witti woA HvinK in 1 

10. ii, John, h. alnnit IJ^t.'j. Ho '\» probably identical with the first John 
Ciiffard Ic liocf of Twyforti. 

(To be continued] 



PROCEEDINGS OF Till: NEW ENGLAND HISTORIC 
GENILVLOC.ICAL SOCIETY 

liy Hk.vrt Edwaiu>8 Scott, A.B., Recording Secretary 

Boston, }fnjt9nrhusett3, 6 Odnher 19?0. A stated meeting of the Society was 
hoKl in \\ iKler Hall, 9 Ashburton Place, at 2.30 P. M., Vice President Chase 
prrsiilinp. 

'riio minutes of the May meeting were approved, and the reports of the Corre- 
s|ioniiinp Secrotary. Librari:ui. Historian, and Council were accepted, the Coun- 
cil rc[H)rtinp that since the May nu'eting members of the Society had been 
elected a^ follows: 

ViUjrim Tercentenary Mernbera 

Walter J. iHis of Boston, Ma.<v<«. 
Charles \V. Gould of New York City 

•That .\I.in dr H.^kL-ind waa the f.-^thcr of ImI^I, wifr of Osbert GifTard. appears by a suit con- 
ccrninR l.ind.^ in Huklnnd ^Dcvon .\«8iie Roll. 22 IIr:.r\ Till. Isabel's mother. .Mice (Murdac) de 
Boklnnd. m.'irrie<i secondly Ralph Harens In 1- ix Murdak. R.nlph HaronR and Alice 

his" wife, and other* paid relief for their four knight t they held in Oxfordshire as heira of 

Evft de Gray (Excerpta e Rotulis Finium. vol. 1, p uMiry III). 

tOsbert GifTard. son of Osbert. was the heir of <,'.'... - ..;Tard and Alice Murdac. and his ape ia 
given variously as 12^. 13 and 13^ yeara on the quin»aine before the Feast of St. John the Baptist, 
1247. (Calendar of Inquiaitions post Mortem. 31 Hcnr>- III, p. 26.) 



64 Proceedings of the N. E. Hist. Gen. Society [Jan. 

Caroline A. Warner of Troy, N. Y. 

Mrs. Cora Talmadpe Woodward of Le Roy, N. Y. 

Charles Parmelee Eells of San Francisco, Cal. 

John E. Hurst of Woodbrook, Md. 

William S. Grant, Jr., of Philadelphia, Pa. 

John Leverett Moore of Poughkeepsic, N. Y. 

Frederic Grosvenor Goodridpe of Pomfret Center, Conn. 

Mrs. J. Bertram Williams of Cambridg«, Mass. 

Howard E. Perry of Portland, Me. 

Mrs. Kate Allerton Johnstone of Pasadena, Cal. 

Thomas T. Gaff of \\ a.^^hington. D. C. 

\\ illiam Alden Hopkins of Jamaica Plain, Mass. 

Alden Augustus Thorndike } ^f u^^x^„ \f„,„ 
r^\ } K \t ^ of boston, Mass. 

Charles A. Morss ) ' 

Cliarles Henry Swift of Chicago, 111. 

Mahlon 1). Tliatclicr of Pueblo, Colo. 

John Markle 



of New York City 



Stuyvesant Fish 

C. Oliver Iselin 

Augustus Schell Hutchins 

KlizalK'th G. Houghton of Boston. Ma.'^s. 

Charles H Howland f)f inglewocHl, Cal. 

George Jay Ciould of New York City 

Mrs. Amos Hush McNairy of Cleveland, Ohio 

Mrs. William K. du Pont of Wilmington, Del. 

George Co<' Graves of Orange, N. J. 

Holhn H. White of Cleveland, Ohio 

Quincy A. Gillmorc of Chc^stnut Hill, Pa. 

George Ix'ary of New York City 

Alfrrd P. Laighton of Flushing, I^ong Island, N. Y. 

Alexander Hamilton Rice of New{H)rt, R. I. 

Everrlt \\ ilson of Wmnetka, 111. 

Solomon R. Guggenheim of New York City 

Arthur Dudley Pettibone of Cleveland, Ohio 

Mrs. Frederic Delano Hitch of Newburgh, N. Y. 

William Orrrll of Glerulalc. R. 1. 

Wilham H. lUist^vW of I>os Angeles, Cal. 

Arthur E. Havens of Chicago, III. 

Arthur Horton Lippincott of New York City 

1. M. Peiuse of Cincinnati. Ohio 

Mrs. Ella BrfM)ks ^ " ' " lena, Cal. 

Willis .\. Baiky (•: iio 

Charles A. Nolting of Cincmnati, Ohio 

Mrs. Theodore L. Schurmeier of St. Paul, Minn. 

Henry Kirke Porter of Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Col. Robert M. Thompson, U. S. A., of New York City 

Shirley Farr of Chicago, 111. 

Robert W. I^eonard of Mount Kisco, N. Y. 

Henry E. Bullock of Chicago, 111. 

Frederick H Prince of Boston, Mass. 

Samuel Y. Ramage of Oil City, Pa. 

Mrs Samuel Carr of Boston, Mass. 

Robert W. Pomeroy of Buflalo, N. Y. 

Mrs. Mary E. Jewell Mermod of Webster Groves, Mo. 

Mrs. Amanda F. Lauterbach of New York City 

Samuel Mather of Cleveland, Ohio 

Manuel Rionda of New York City 

Ci. Howland Leavitt of Flushing, Long Island, N. Y. 

Jane \\ ilkes of Washington, D. C. 

Samuel W. Boocock of New York City 

Sam Heppenstall of Bala, Pa. 

William J. Faux of Philadelphia, Pa. 

Francis Quarles Story of Alhambra, Cal. 



1921] Proceedings of the N. E. Hist. Gen, Society 65 

Elizabeth M. Sharpe of Accotink, Va. 

Samuel A. PickeriiiK / r i>;** i . u n 
■r- 1 _ 1 ...t '^ \ of ritt.sl)uri;h, ra. 

lulwani I tiaw S 

Mrs. Clarinn Barton Hanks of West Manchester, MaflB. 

\N illiarn A. rutnam of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

S. Furry I>jiuck.s of York, Ta. 

John \\ ilhaniH Patten / r ni i i i u: d 

Froclrrirk McOwen 1 ^^ I^l^l^^'lp^ia, Pa. 

Charh's K. IVck 

Frank M. Pattrr>.)n ''^ ^^^ ^""'^ ^^^^ 

Mrs. Wilhani F. Miltf)n J 
John A. KfM'hhnK oi Hfrnardsvilh', N. J. 
Mrs. I)avi<l Kutti-r of Piiir For^jc, Pa. 
(icor^^inna Wo lies Snrnont of Nrw York City 
Mrs. iitephen A. Powell of New York City 
Mrs. Alvin A. Parker of StrafTonl, Pa. 
Mrs. Edmiinfi Wetmore of Pnhylon, I/^ng Islaml, N. Y. 
Mrs. Ida M. Ilrssi'iihrurh of Wynnewood, Pa. 
Jerry (Vary (»f \Varr«"n, Pa, 
Mrs. .\rthur Orr of Chicago, 111. 
William C. Hives of Washington, D. C. 

Life yfrrnltrr.f 

Mrs. Horatio Gates Lloyd of Haver lord, Pa. 
Mrs. Charles Nacel of M. Louu<. Mo. . 
Walter H. CIu - t • .., x. y. 

James .Mian .M ii»g, I>onK Island, N. Y. 

Josiah liarmar Penniman ot Philadelphia, Pa. 

Resident Mcmbcre 

Florence Hale .Xblwt of Mattapan. MaKS. 
Jud.son Cal>ot Hannigan of Ik»verly, Mass. 
Hcrlwrt L. Kuhn of Hrookline, Mass. 

FVances Cioinlwin I e i n\ ■ \t ^ 

M^ \»«» .- V - > of Jaiuaica Plain, Mass. 
rs. Arliiur Nazro ) ' 

Hohert W. Harwood of Natick, Mass. 

Mary F. Hurge.'<s of Dorchester Centre, Mass. 

Uuth Cunimings of Winchester, Milhs. 

Mrs. Franklin Sylvester Henry of Hron.\ville, N. Y. 

Morris Whitrid^e of Haltnnore, Md. 

Mrs. Fred Davies o( Cambridge, Mass. 

Lieut. Col. James L. Hcvans, Sl.C, U. S. A., of Brooklinc, Mass. 

Alan H. Strong of Philadelphia. Pa. 

Annie Lynch of Salt I^ke City, Ctah 

Mrs. John Firth of S)uth (>range, N. J. 

Mrs. Lura Fallasjj Alexander of Kansas City, Mo. 

Robert Butler of Boston, Mass. 

Maud Mabel Macdonald of South Wellfleet, Mass. 

YAon Huntington Hooker ) r v \- ^i- r-;*,, 
MM , |, % > of New 1 ork City 

1 iieodore r . Jones ) "^ 

The Council also reported that since the ^L'\y meeting Henry Nettleton Sweet, 
a Life Member of the Society, and I^w Cass Hill and Elizalx'th Hitchcock 
Brayton, Resident Members, had Ix'come Pilgrim Tercentenary Members, an«l 
that there were eleven caiulidates for Pilgrim Tercentenary NIembership and 
three cnndiilates for Resident Memberslup, action by the Council on whose 
names would be in order after they had been posted for thirty days, in accord- 
ance with the By-Laws. 

The topic selected for the consideration of the Society at this, the first meet- 
ing of the seav-;on, was The \ew Englarui HisO?ric Genealogical Societi/: Its Past, 
Present, and Future, and five members of the Society had been invited by the 
Committee on Papers and E.>^ays to spx^ak on different subdivisions of this 
title. The first speaker w:is David Greene Hi\.<kins, Jr., A.M., LL.B., Recording 
Secretary of the Society from 1S73 to 1S90, whose address, the result of careful 



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and painstaldng research in the records, described the Early History and Growth 

of the Society as follows: 

''Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen: 

"We have met here to-day, at the beginning of a new season, for a worthy 
and a pious purpose; we have gathered to honor our beloved Society, to learn 
its origin, to trace its growth, to forecast its future — to study the genealogy of 
the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Of course, some may object 
that the Society has no genealogy, that it simply 'Growed,' like Topsy, for it 
claims to be the first organization of its kind in the world. But, at all events, 
there can be no doubt that we are the spiritual descendants of five farseeing, 
energetic Boston men of vision and initiative, — Charles Ewer, William Henry 
Montague, Lemuel Shattuck, John Wingate Thornton, and Samuel Gardner 
Drake, who founded the Society three-quarters of a century ago. Of these 
gentlemen, Mr. Ewer and vlr. Shattuck were or had been booksellers and pub- 
lishers, Mr. Drake was the eminent historical writer, author of a history of 
Boston, and proprietor of the first antiquarian bookstore in the United States, 
Mr. Thornton was a young lawyer, who had come to Boston from Maine, and 
Mr. Montague was a business man, son of the rector of Christ Church, the 
'Old North.' 

''The love of genealogy seems to be a natural instinct of the human heart. 
We are famihar with the endless pedigrees of the Bible, there were the proud 
genealogies of Greece and Rome and of the days of chivalry, there were the 
legends of the Welsh bards, and the Heralds' College, the County Visitations, 
the books of the Peerage and the Landed Gentry of England. I have, myself, 
seen two genealogical charts of royal families going back to Adam. The official 
statement of the ancestry of Henry VII of England was traced through Coel, 
King of Britain (the 'Old King Cole' of our nursery rhymes), and Shakspeare's 
King Lear back to Pious iEneas; and it needs but a brief supplementary reference 
to the Classical Dictionary to carry the line still further back to Venus, Jupiter, 
Saturn, Mount Ida, and the rivers Scamander and Simois. Such a descent from 
the rivers of ancient Troy must surely disprove the popular impression that 
genealogy is necessarily a dry science. 

"Even here, in the earlier days of democratic America, there seems to have 
been, seventy-five years ago, a group of well-known Boston men — Theodore 
Lyman, Gen. William Hull, Gen. John P. Boyd, Col. Henry Orne, and others, 
who used to meet informally to consider antiquarian, historical, and genealogical 
subjects. At these meetings Mr. Ewer and Mr. Montague first became ac- 
quainted. Animated by that love of genealogy which is so absorbing to its 
votaries, so incomprehensible to the rest of the world, these two gentlemen took 
counsel with others during the year 1844, and, at a meeting at Mr. Montague's 
house. No. 5 Orange Street, the suggestion of a society was first made. 'Why can 
we not have a society to bring together and preserve the facts?' he asked. Mr. 
Ewer sprang to his feet, *So we can!' he exclaimed. 'What is there to hinder?' 
and he added, said Mr. Montague in telling the story, 'We'll have a magazine 
to communicate with the public,' and he at once went to work making a hst 
of persons who, he thought, would be interested. On November 1st the five 
gentlemen met at Mr. Shattuck's home, No. 79 Harrison Avenue, and there 
and then the Society was born. A chairman, Mr. Ewer, and a secretary, Mr. 
Thornton, of the meeting were appointed to take definite action. In December 
a constitution was adopted, and on March 18, 1845, a charter was granted to 
the new society by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 'for the purpose of 
collecting, preserving, and occasionally publishing, genealogical and historical 
matter, relating to early New England famihes, and for the establishment and 
maintenance of a cabinet.' 

"The infant society secured from the City, at the beginning of 1846, a room 
in the building on Court Square near City Hall, now occupied by the Police 
Station. It was on the third story, lighted by three windows, looking out on 
Williams Court. Mr. John Hannibal Sheppard, the Librarian in 1862, described 
it as only 12 feet square (others say 17 by 22 feet), badly lighted, and overlook- 
ing a dark alley. 'An old table troubled with the podagra, a chair or two which 
had seen better days, and a set of pine shelves without back or panel, subject 
to the rickets, — such,' he said, 'was the furniture in this cavernous looking spot.' 

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10 manuscripts, 6 plans, an old lease, 4 bound newspaper volumes, 185 pamphlets 
and, according to the record, 'a wheelbarrow load of manuscript sermons of 
Dr. Joseph Eckh^v, Old South Church.' The first ^ift recorded was a phrenologi- 
cal pamphlet, 'Clay, Webster, Adams,' given in February 1845 by Mr. Drake. 
The next was a small pamphlet, a genealogy of the Haven family, published in 
1843. A single bookc^ase held the entire lil)rary; a single shelf, it is estimated, 
would have been at that day sufficient to hold every American publication solely 
devoted to genealogy. 

"The ladies of the Society will be interested to know that the old table so 
slightingly referred to was tlie same on which they now serve coffee for visitors 
to our meetings, and was originally made by the Rev. John Pierpont, the brilliant 
poet, i)astor of the Ilollis Street Church. A visitors' book was opened April 
18, 184(), in whicii Mr. Drake's was the first name entered; and for years almost 
everyone who signed his name added a biographical or genealogical account of 
himself — a custom which might be supposed likely to deter many persons from 
visiting the Library. 

"In October 1817 the Society removed to a somewhat better room, in what 
was called Ma.ssachusetts Block, also in Court Square, where it remained more 
than three years, at a yearly rental of $150. On the first day of January 1851 
it leased a room at No. 5 Tremont Street, at the corner of Pemberton Square, 
the present site of the Suffolk Savings Hank, which it occupied until 1858, when, 
having completely outgrown its accommodations, it once more removed to 
quarters in the third story of tlie building now numbered 17, on Hromfield 
Street. In February 1855 the Society began to have regular papers read at 
its monthly meetings; and in 1817 it proceeded to carry out Mr. Ewer's prophecy, 
and began the publication of a quarterly magazine, the New ENciLAND IIis- 
TouiCAL AND Genealocjical Re(;i.steh, whicli hjis been regularly published 
since that time, and who.se seventy-four volumes form an invaluable treasury 
of local history and genealogy. So difficult was it, however, in the early years 
to secure ade(iuate support for this valuable publication, that in 1861 it was 
definitely decided to give it up, and Mr. Drake, the Editor, wrote a somewhat 
caustic obituary of the magazine. But at the last moment arrangements were 
made with Joel Munsell of Albany to carry on the publication. The obituary 
was published, however, in the form of a j)reface, and stands as a record of the 
difficulties and discouragements of the magazine's early years. And now gradu- 
ally the Bromfield Street quarters became too crowded, as acquisitions increased; 
many ciuses of books and pamphlets had to be stored elsewhere. Finally, 
through the efforts of the President, Col. Wilder, the Kev. Dr Slafter, and 
other prominent members, the Society celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary 
by raising the sum of S20,00() and purchasing for its use the brick building. 
No. 18 Somerset Street, formerly the home of Dr. Solomon D. Townsend. Ana 
now, at last, the Society was established on a firm and dignified basis in a pleasant 
and commodious home of its own in a quiet location, with good light and with 
a large fireproof vault, very accessible, yet away from the crowded business 
streets. This was the Society as 1 knew it, though I have a vague recollection 
of the Bromfield Street rooms; and here for many years I had an intimate knowl- 
edge of its life and work. 

"It was already a large and flourishing organization, with a membership in 
1875 of 338 Life Members, 432 Resident Members, 11 Honorary Members, and 
288 Corresponding Members. We should all have been encouraged and pleased 
could we have looked forward to the present time, with its membership this 
day of 439 Life, 454 Pilgrim Tercentenary, 848 Resident, 49 Corresponding, 
and 11 Honorary Members, making a total of 1801 against the earher total oi 
1069. 

"No account of the Society as I knew it can be given without mention of at 
least a few of the strong and devoted men who guided and managed it during 
those years. From its beginning it had been fortunate in its presiding officers; 
WiUiam Whiting, the eminent lawyer, Mr. Drake, Dr. Winslow Lewis, and 
Gov. John Albion Andrew were among its early Presidents; and then, from 
1868 till his death, December 16, 1886, came Col. Marshall Pinckney Wilder. 
Comparatively few now remember his stately figure, liis noble bearing, and his 
gracious presence. He was not an eminent historian or genealogist, but he was 
a fine type of a gentleman of the old school, courteous, imposing, and dignified, 

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and his services and influence were of great value to the growing Society. Next 
to him in my memory comes the Rev. Edmund Farwell Slafter, D.D., an Epis- 
copal clergyman and representative of the Bible Society, and for twenty years 
our Corresponding Secretary, a man of great force, energy, and executive ability, 
thoroughly imbued with the historical spirit, and devoted to the interests of 
the Society. He was eminently fitted for the presidency, and should unquestion- 
ably have been elected to succeed Colonel Wilder; but unwise counsels prevailed, 
he was passed over, and the results were disastrous. John Ward Dean, Librarian 
from 1872 to 1889 and again from 1892 to his death in 1902, many years Editor 
of the Register and of the Society's publications, was a walking encyclopaedia 
of New England genealogy, modest, unobtrusive, absolutely unable to make 
a pubhc address, simple-hearted, and kindly. Col. Albert Harrison Hoyt, 
Editor of the Register, 1868-1875, Benjamin Barstow Torrey, Treasurer 
from 1871 to 1904, William Blake Trask, Librarian, Editor, Historiographer 
in the early days, a modest, kindly, gentle soul — these were some of the choice 
spirits of the Society as I knew it. They have all gone; they are but names to 
most of the present members, if even their names are remembered; but 1 cannot 
teU the story of the Society without recalling them and placing my wreath of 
appreciation and affection on their graves. 

"At the annual meeting in 1887 the upper end of the Society's hall, the Presi- 
dent's table and chair, and his portrait and bust were draped in mourning for 
Colonel Wilder, who had died two weeks before. So carefully had the Nominat- 
ing Committee guarded their secret, that I had no idea who the next President 
was to be until the chairman of the Committee presented the name of Abner 
Cheney Goodell, Jr., a learned antiquarian, who for twenty years had been 
register of probate in Salem and was also editor of the Province Laws. Am- 
bitious efforts were now made to develop the Society, and much was expected 
from the new President. In 1888 the Legislature passed a bill authorizing the 
Society to hold real and personal estate not exceeding $200,000, in addition 
to the amount previously authorized. About the same time a new code of By- 
Laws was adopted, establishing a council of nine members and the six officers to 
manage the affairs of the Society in place of the Board of Directors, and provid- 
ing that committees should be appointed by the Council rather than by the 
Society. 

''And now I must touch lightly on the one unpleasant episode in the long and 
prosperous career of the Society. Dissatisfaction presently crept in; some felt 
that the new President was exercising undue control of the Society's afiairs. 
This discontent manifested itself in December 1890, when a motion was unex- 
pectedly offered and adopted at the very end of a meeting, when only a handful 
remained present, providing that the committee to nominate officers for the 
new year should be chosen by ballot and not appointed by the President. Mr. 
Gooaell was reelected at the following meeting, but there were a few votes for 
an opposing candidate. May I say here, that in these troubled days I personally 
exerted all my efforts to restore good feeling, but in vain? For over a year rela- 
tions in the Society were much strained, and reporters eager for sensation sought 
our hitherto quiet meetings. Finally, in May 1892, the President, the Vice 
President for Kiassachusetts, the two Secretaries, the Librarian, the Historio- 
grapher, and six members of the Council resigned. An effort was made to induce 
them to continue in office, and a vote was passed cordially inviting them to 
withdraw their resignations; but they failed to do so, and on the 22nd of June 
Ex-Gov. William Claflin, a member of the Council who had not resigned, was 
elected President. 

"One other event of great importance in the history of our Society must be 
mentioned before I close this brief sketch, namely, the admission of women to 
membership. Women are naturally interested in the records of family history — 
more so, probably, than men, and their interest in our Society had developed 
so far that by the year 1897 fifteen women had made application for membership. 
At the meeting of February 3, 1897, the Rev. Dr. Henry Allen Hazen offered 
a resolution reciting this fact, and instructing the Council to consider applica- 
tions from women and to pass judgment upon them on the same conditions as 
they apphed to male applicants. The matter was postponed to the following 
meeting, and the Recording Secretary was instructed to send notices of the reso- 
lution, with a request that each Resident and Life Member express his opinion 



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on a return postal card. I remember that Col. Thomas Wentworth IIiKp;in9on, 
the earnest champion of women's ri^lits, wlio did not often attend the meetings, 
came in response to the notice, to advocate personally, if necessary, the pa.ssa^e 
of the resolution. But no special persuasions were needed; the post card ballot 
stood 451 in favor of the resolution, 51) oppo.sed, 13 qualified answers, and the 
motion was adopted. A committee was then appointed to secure an act from 
the General ('ourt authorizing the admi.ssion of women, which was duly pa.s.sed, 
and on February 2, 1898, the first women members, 3G in number, were duly 
admitted. The first woman nominated and the first elected to membership 
was Mrs. (icor^^ette iiarton W itter of Worcester. She, however, at first failed 
to qualify, and the first two women to become qualified members were Mrs. 
Lucy Hall (Jreenlaw and Mrs. Julia I'^lizabeth Folsom, the vanguard of the 487 
women now on the rolls of the society. 

"My story is almost done. Governor Claflin was reelected President till 
1899, when he declined to serve further owing to his very feeble health, and 
was succeed(Ml by the Rev. lOdward Griflin Porter of Lexington. This brilliant 
young clergyman and historical scholar died i)rematurely February 5, 19U0, 
and was succeeded in January 1901 by our present honored President, the Hon. 
James Phinney Baxter, who lias held the office till the present time, a longer 
term than any of his predecessors. We all regret his absence toKlay. I^t us 
all join in paraphrasing for him the concluding lines of the rhyming list of English 
kings which we learned in our youth: 

'And Victoria reigns, may she long be the last.' " 

Mr. Ilaskins was followed by John Carroll Chase, Vice President for Massa- 
chusetts, who spoke on the Society's Pecent Growth and Present Activities, 
his address being in part as follows: 

"With no definite intimation a.s to when the e^irly history of the Society be- 
comes recent, it appears appropriate in this case to make the dividing line 
coincident with my becoming a member of the Society a score of years ago. 

*T have a very vivid recollection of my first visit to the rooms at No. 18 Som- 
erset Street and my later attendance upon the monthly meetings. The cramped 
quarters, outgrown for many years, illy accommodated the historic and genealogi- 
cal treasures tluit had been accumulating for more than a half century, access 
to many of them being had only witli serious inconvenience. Sh(>ltered in a 
building that was little more than a fire trap, it is a matter of much congratu- 
lation that the whole collection was not irreparably lost long before the time 
came for removal to our present spacious and admirably designed fireproof 
quarters. 

"The meetings of that time were not overly interesting and usually with a 
moderate number in attendance, the programme consisting of rather dry his- 
torical papers, with somnolency not infrequently in evidence, the social feature 
being conspicuous by its absence. It is hardly a matter of wonderment that the 
meetings did not appeal to a very large number of the members or their friends. 

"Early in 1909 the Committee on Papers and Essays decided upon a radical 
departure in the conduct and scope of the monthly meetings. Addresses of a 
popular nature were sandwiched in with the more didactic ones, and a social 
hour after the meeting, with light refreshments, inaugurated. The wisdom of 
the Committee's action was soon apparent by the increased attendance at the 
meetings and the willingness to 'bide a wee' and get acquainted. 

"Very soon the need of a larger assembly room became essential, and in 
October 1909 Pilgrim Hall was secured, and occupied until the Auditorium in 
our new building was ready for use in January 1913. While fears were e.xpressed 
that we should be lost in Pilgrim Hall, and that the membership would not take 
kindly to meeting away from our home, the wisdom of this action was at once 
apparent, and the Hall was found none too large for the attendance upon several 
occasions. The same can be said in regard to our present meeting place, with 
its seating capacity of 325. which is frequently filled to capacity. 

"The addition to the old building made in 1894-5 was soon seen to be in- 
adequate, and in a few years the officers began to consider the question of secur- 
ing enlarged quarters for the Library. Space alone was not the only requisite. 
A careful examination of the old building by competent architects showed that 
the building was an exceedingly hazardous risk and that the Society was in 
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two reasons, space and safety, led the officers in 1911 to take steps for the erec- 
tion of a safe and commodious building on land in the rear of No. 18 Somerset 
Street, which had been acquired for this purpose as opportunity offered. By 
the purchase of No. 9 Ashburton Place the Society was enabled to sell its front- 
age on Somerset Street and make an entrance from Ashburton Place on the top 
of Beacon Hill, a decided gain in many particulars. First, the entrance was 
from a main thoroughfare rather than a side street, and, on account of the slope 
of the hill, it brought the visitor into the middle of the building, doing away with 
the necessity of an elevator, as the extent of travel up to the Library and down 
to the Auditorium is only twenty-five feet. The location of the building, 
on the rear of the lot, saved the construction of an expensive exterior, 
as the building is nearly out-of-sight. Furthermore, the land cost only 
about one-fourth as much where the building stands as the land between it and 
Ashburton Place. 

**A special building committee, with full authority to erect the proposed struct- 
ure and finance the project, was appointed in 1911, and raised in all some S80,000 
in that year and the succeeding one. The new home was occupied on December 
21, 1912, Forefathers' Day, although the building was not completed and dedi- 
cated until March 18, 1913. The cost of duplicating the building at the present 
time would be more than S100,000 in excess of its cost when erected, and its 
erection at that time is therefore a matter of congratulation to the Society and 
the efficient committee who undertook the work and carried it through to such 
a successful conclusion. 

''Some of the officers of the Society had kept track of the newly constructed 
libraries in New England and New York and were on the watch for hints that 
would be helpful in designing the best possible building for its prospective use. 
The Society's own problems had been studied by the same men, and because of 
their farseeing labors the new home of the Society is exceedingly well adapted 
to its work and will be likely to accommodate its various activities for many 
years to come. The reading rooms, stack space, offices, and storage rooms were 

glanned to allow for the growth of the Library and the publications of the 
ociety and for the increase of the clerical force. 
''The contrast between the new building and its facilities and the old building 
with its lack of the same is most impressive, while the contrast of the present 
Library of over 50,000 volumes in its own home with the Library of 1846 in 
rented quarters, which were smaller than the main editorial room of the present 
building, and its single pine bookcase with an armful of books, which constituted 
the Library of that time, is so great that one can scarcely conceive the change 
that has taken place in so short a time. 

"Some features of the new building are interesting and worthy of comment. 
For instance, the suite of Editorial Rooms, containing a private office for the 
Editor, a general workroom for the staff, a room for the stenographer, and a 
vault for the manuscripts, is dedicated to the memory of one of the Society's 
most generous benefactors, Robert Henry Eddy, a bronze swinging sign over 
the entrance of these rooms calls attention to. this fact, and the Society's pub- 
hcations, on the title-page, also testify to his beneficence. Directly under these 
rooms is the room, one of the show places of the building, where the Council 
and the committees hold their meetings. This room also memorializes a bene- 
factor, Mr. John Foster. Another room on the same floor is known as the Moses 
Kimball Memorial Room, and was named in honor of another benefactor; and 
a third room, on the second mezzanine floor, memorializes still another bene- 
factor, William Tracy Eustis. A fourth room, on the third mezzanine floor, is 
a memorial to Mr. and Mrs. Francis H. Fuller, who gave and bequeathed sub- 
stantial sums to the Society. Still another room, another of the show places, 
leading off' the Library, is named the Wilham Sanford Hills Memorial Room, 
because of the substantial gift of Mr. Hills towards the building fund. 

"The Society has not forgotten its former President, Hon. Marshall Pinckney 
Wilder, whose activities during the twenty years of his presidency brought in 
nearly $80,000 in funds for the purpose of housing and endowing the Society. 
In his honor the Auditorium has been named W^ilder Hall, and his portrait is 
conspicuously hung in this room. 

"There are still other rooms in the building which have not been named. The 
main Library room, the first of these, needs to be called Hall in mem- 



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ory of , whose descendants shall come forth and pay the rnorlL'a^e of 

$ir).()()() on the hiiilflin^'. 

" There is no hettfjr time or place to emphasize the fact that tlie credit of per- 
fecting:; the plans for tlie new building and of financing and carrying tlie project 
through to a successful conclusion is due in no small decree to the indefatinable 
labor of our eflicient Librarian, who has ever piven his best service to the interests 
of this Society. 

"\\ ith the facilities for dointi; work wliich the Society now possesses, it simply 
needs the funds to increase its usefulness. Briefly, tiiese may be stated as a 
publication fund, which sliall enable the publication of more penealopical work 
through the employment of a iar^^er statT of assistants. This particular feature 
olTers an interesting opportunity as a memorial, because the publications can 
carry the name of the fund on their titic-papes. The Society also needs a sub- 
stantial fund for cataloKuini.; and indexin^^, in order that those who use the 
Library may be able to find rjuickly the information wanted, if it is in print. Also 
an increa.se(l fund for binding is needed, because of the prowinp expense from year 
to year arising; throunh wear and tear. Funds for the purchase of books are 
also needed, and L'tst, but not least, a fund to take care of the increasinj; expense 
of the stated meetin>;s. The most important activity, or |)erhaps i should say 
asset, of the Society is its ppnealojiical librarj', which is very complete in Ameri- 
can penealo^^ies and bioi^raphies. New Knuland local histories, Knulish parish 
registers, wills, visitations, and kindred [lublications. The Library is also rich 
in manuscrij)ts, and is raj>idly prowin^ in .\merican local history outsiile of 
New 10nj;land. its colK»ctioiis of .Vmerican genealogies and British parisii registers 
are unrivalled. It is absoluU'ly free to the public, and has always been the head- 
quarters for nenealopical research in America. 

"()rji;anized in IS It and incorporated by a special act of the General Court 
on March IS, 1S45, this Society has been notal)Iy successful in its chosen field 
of work. Trior to its foundiim there had been little interest manifested in family 
history in America, and all the publications relating; to the subject at that time 
would little more tlian fill the 'five-foot shelf that has been exploited so much 
in the last few years. The 'dark luic' of inactivity in genealogical matters in 
America, a period of two and one-half centuries, came to an end with the found- 
ing of this Society, which, throuph its publications, its Library. it,s officers. c(^m- 
mittees. and members, awakened and stimulated interest in genealogical studies 
and encouraged the publication of family and local histories. Activity in genea- 
logical pursuits began and had its greatest development in Xew England, where 
there was an institution to encourage it and where facilities for research were 
unexcelleti. The interest in this work has increased from year lo year and has 
gradu:\lly spread over the whole country'. 

"The Society has been as active in publi.jhing as it has been in gathering genea- 
logical material. From its very beginning it has made use freely of the printing 
press to preserve and make accessible genealogical records. Its quarterly maga- 
eine, tlie New Kncland Histouicwl .\nd Geni:alogic.\l Hegistkr, the first 
number of which was issued February 5, lSi7, is the leading periodical of its 
kind, and with its Consolidated Index is by far the most important contributioQ 
to American genealogy yet published. A full set of this publication sells for 
more than double its original subscription price. The Rec.ister, with its Sup- 
plement containing the annual reports of the Council, officers, and committees, 
and memoirs of deceased members of the Society, is published at So. 00 per year 
and is sent free to all contributing members. The Society has also published 
nine volumes of Memorial Biographies, five volumes of English Gleanings, hun- 
dreds of genealogical, biographical, and kindred pamphlets, and the Vital Rec- 
ords of many Massachusetts towns. It is prepared also to undertake the com- 
pilation and publication in book form of genealogies of American families. The 
total output of its publications is relatively large, both in quantity and number 
of titles. Twice in recent years the annual amount published by the Society 
has exceeded 3000 pages. 

'Tn addition to its work of gathering and publishing the Society has for many 
years, through one of its standing committees, made extensive and successful 
researches in England for the ancestry of early American settlers. It has also 
taken an active part, often initiating the movement, in important measures for 
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"Monthly meetings of the Society, excepting during the summer months, have 
been held regularly since its organization, first at the offices and homes of the 
founders, later in hired rooms occupied by the Society, and since 1870, excepting 
the Pilgrim Hall meetings, in its own buildings. At these meetings the business 
of the Society is transacted and papers are presented upon historical, genealogical, 
antiquarian, and kindred subjects, with a due proportion on topics of current 
interest. These papers are frequently illustrated, and are usually followed by 
discussions and by a social hour, this latter function appearing to be exceedingly 
enjoyable to those participating. Its abandonment for a year on account of 
war economies was deeply deplored ; its resumption met wuth hearty approval. 
The entertaining and instructive speakers and the variety of interesting sub- 
jects presented have made our monthly gatherings of surpassing interest and 
have largely increased the attendance, particularly of those who come by the 
invitation of members; and it may well be assumed that our recent growth and 
present success are due in no slight degree to the new departure of the Com- 
mittee on Papers and Essays in popularizing the literary and social features of 
the meetings. As a matter of fact, several have become members simply for 
the purpose of attending the 'lecture course,' as they style it. 

"A very marked feature in the past few months has been the use made of the 
Library by young men who have been in the service overseas. Interest in their 
ancestry had been stimulntod by association with their English and French cousins 
in the trenches and hospitals, and after their return they were interested in estab- 
lishing their ancestry for the purpose of affiliation with the various patriotic associa- 
tions, like the Sons of the American Revolution and the Society of Colonial Wars. 

"In accordance with an ant of the General Court the Society began in 1902 the 
publication of the Vital Records of the towns of the Commonwealth, a work 
which was continued for sixteen years, until, as a measure of war economy, the 
act was repealed. Under this arrangement the vital records of 149 of the 351 
cities and towns of the State were compiled and published to the extent of over 
61,000 pages, the records of 65 of these towns, in 70 volumes, having been brought 
out by this Society. Material for other volumes has been prepared, and it is 
hoped that publication may be resumed in the near future, the State having 
recently renewed the law. It is hoped that the vital records may be published 
down to 1850 of the greater number of towns in the State whose records have 
not already been put into print. 

"Early in 1919 a special committee on Endowment and Members was ap- 
pointed, and it at once began a vigorous campaign to add to the membership, 
and to procure funds to extinguish the indebtedness caused by the construction 
of the new building and provide for the rapidly increasing cost of carrying on 
the chosen work of the Society. 

"By a vote of the Society amending the By-Laws annual dues were increased 
to $10 and the fee for life membership to $100. The class of Pilgrim Tercenten- 
ary Members was also created, the fee for which is $300, with perpetual mem- 
bership, transferable at decease by will or written order filed with the Society. 
The responses to the invitations to secure this cla-ss of members have been most 
gratifying, 471 having been secured to date, with every indication that the 
limit of 600 will be reached within the prescribed time. 

"The panel spaces on the walls of the stairway are being disposed of at $1,000 
each to those who desire to establish ancestral memorial tablets, these being 
subject to the Society's approval as to form and substance. At this time 50 
of the 61 available spaces have been engaged and the money paid over, and it 
is expected that ere many months the adornment of our walls wull be complete. 
While the drive for Pilgrim Tercentenary Members and memorial tablet con- 
tributors has been waged, the securing of Annual and Life Members has not 
been overlooked, and the Society's growth in that respect equals, if it does not 
exceed, the record of any preceding year. 

"From what I have said it will be seen that the membership and finances of 
the Society show a very substantial gain in the past year, but we are still far 
from being in the easy circumstances that advancing years find necessary for 
comfort and freedom from care. Therefore we bespeak the earnest efforts of 
all our members to aid in increasing our numbers, not overlooking the securing 
of financial remembrance, either before or after decease, from those able to 
aid us in the meritorious work in which we are engaged. 



1921] Proceedings of the N. E. Hist. Gen. Society 73 

"Pay no attention to those who sncerinply say that pfnealopy ia fit only for 
fools, but take as your .slo^ran tluixe n»em()riil)le words of the h' ■ T" " irid 

Hurke, 'I'cople wifl not look forward to their posterity who in • ; i .s;\r<i 

to their anrestors.' 

" 'He who has no desire to know what has been has no knowle<l^;e of what 
he ia Koin^? to Jkj.' " 

Vice l*re.si<J(M»t Chase thnn presented, as thf third S[)eaker of the afternoon, 
Alfred Johnson, A.M., Litt.D., Vice President for Maine, who paid tribute to 
the Society's Membership and Personnel in an entertaining a<ldn»sa, in which 
serious stiitemonts wore most happily comliined with classical imaijery and 
dcliuhtful touches of humor. The nnfX)rtance of the work carried on by the 
Society, especially by means of its Library and publications, was emi)hasiz«Hl, 
the names of many of the distinj;uishe<i memU-rs of earlier and laU^r days were 
rcejille<l, and the services of the pres<'nt officers, councillors, and assistants were 
referred to in terms of hi^h appreciation. Of the venerable President of the 
Society, Hon. .larnes Phini»ey Haxt^T, the speaker said: 

"It is nearly forty years since I first met him, when, as a neiehbor and play- 
mat<' of his children, I entered with them into his imposing study and rec^MVtMl 
the first lesson I now rememl>er in the history arui een^jraphy of the State of 
Maine. . . . Durinc the int^Tvenin^r y of his pur])o.s<«ful and 

successful life arwl his kindly advice hu ition to me. Possesse<i 

of unusual physical and nental vigor, he has for halt a century l)ecn conspicu- 
ous throughout New Kngland sl.<^ a man of afTairsof remarkable keenness, a phil- 
anthropist, a stu<lent ami a patn>n of hi.-tory. literature. an«l the arts, and a 
r)ublic-spirited citizen. Truly, in view of the gn-at varii'ty of his interef^tfl and 
lis love of his fellows, we may apply to him the words of Terence: 
"Homo 8um; hitmani nihil a me cdienum puio." 

The next sp<^aker was deorge ^ ' >< Moriarty, Jr., A.M., LL.li., Vice 

President for Khode Island and ( .:» of the Conmiitt^^e on Knglish \U^ 

search, who t4»ltl of what ha<l bn^n ar<'oniplished in the field of Knglish Ilesearch 
since t!u» founding of the Society He si>oke of the work of the late Horatio 
Somerby in hunting for the Knirlish anct^try of early s^^ttlers of New England, 
and paid an elofnicnt * ' ' ' " '■ iry Fit/Alil' ' 

^^ at«'rs. A.M., wlio^r n •d on for ni ^ j. 

years under the auspice's of this SnMety, publishe<i in the quarterly numbers of 
the HKfiisTF.u, and later colle<'t«Ml and reprinted in two large volumes entitled 
"Genealogical (i leanings in England. " shetl a thxHl of light on the English con- 
nections of many American families, determine<l finally the anc^'stral line of 
George Wa.shington, and ma<le known the progenitors of John Harvaril. Mr. 
Moriarty advocated the establishment of a fund to provide for genealogical 
resi'arch in England, and stat<Mi that such a fund might most appropriately 
bear the name of Henry FitzCiill>ert Waters. 

The concluding address of the afternoon was given by I^wrence Hrainerd, 
Genealogist, who, in pointing out the Society's Obligations of the P'uturc, spoke 
in part as follows: 

"Judging iroiu our present encouraging financial condition and viewing with 
satisfaction and genuine gratitude the wL<e jx)licy of the present administration 
of our Society and the success of the Pilgrim Tercentenary drive, whereby more 
than six hundred new members have been added to the Society's enrollment — a 
new membership by no means confined to New England or any one section of 
the country, but ditTuse in character, the future siM?ms indeed pregnant with 
possibilities and full of promise for years of increased strength and enlarged 
usefulness. 

"One most encouraging outlook, which should not be lost sight of, ia the stead- 
ily increasing interest throughout tlie country', in the minds of the really intelli- 
gent people, in the subject of genealogy. It can be conservatively stated, judging 
from the number of volumes which have in recent years been issued along this 
fine and from the demand for assistance in research by professional genealogists, 
that this inrreaftc can be estimated at fully one hundred per cent during the past 
half decade. 

"Our Library, by far the largest and most complete of its kind in America, is 
provided with .^tack-room space commensurate with a carefully estimated growth 



74 Proceedings of the N. E, Hist, Gen. Society [Jan. 

for the next thirty years, and in anticipation of any future lack of accommodation 
the administration has begun the work of ehminating all books that are not 
strictly genealogical or helpfully statistical, including a great deal of extraneous 
matter, such as purely historical works, utterly divorced from genealogical im- 
portance, which by the courtesy of our Society are now being deposited in the 
libraries of general historical societies. This elimination might be still further 
extended to include a multitude of first sermons preached by eminently worthy 
divines, the impossible golden- wedding souvenir volumes of Deacon and Mrs. 
John Smith, et cetera. 

"Perhaps the most important feature of an expanded usefulness lies in the 
proposed increase in the scope of the Society's publication department, which, 
in addition to its present important activities, will in the near future engage in 
the editing and pubhshing of family genealogies. The great benefits to be 
derived from this departure are obvious, namely, a tendency to standardize 
genealogical works, the advantage of expert criticism and valuable advice from 
those of trained minds in this specialty, and access to all the latest genealogical 
information obtainable on each particular family under consideration. This 
last advantage will obviate many time-honored errors, so common in family 
histories privately edited and dependent in the past upon the ofttimes poor judg- 
ment of one untrained mind. The publication department in this capacity will 
stand behind the author and the printer, serving with equality the interests of both. 

"With our largely augmented membership there is afforded an opportunity 
for greafer endeavors on the part of the Committee on Epitaphs to emphasize 
its usefulness. One cannot overestimate the value of exhaustive epitaph data, 
for in all vital statistics the death records were seemingly the most frequently 
neglected by our early registrars; and, in addition to furnishing the exact date 
of death, these monumental inscriptions invariably state the age of the deceased 
and furnish a valuable clue, without which the student of family history has 
to labor long in establishing the identity of Maj. John Brown who died in Kala- 
mazoo, Mich., March 20, 1830, at the age of 7G years and 2 months, with the 
John Brown who was born in Beverly, Alass., January 17, 1754. Many mem- 
bers in distant places as well as here in the New England field, if properly ap- 
proached, would, I am confident, gladly attend to or provide for the copying 
of the older cemetery inscriptions in the vicinity of their homes, and thus increase 
our collection many fold. This work, however, should be done with discrimina- 
tion, and always with the advice of the Committee and in the form prescribed 
by the Society, thus preventing the chance of copying what is already in print 
or in the Library's possession or of copying in such a way as to render the col- 
lection little more than a waste of scribbled or typewritten paper. Unless an 
epitaph collection is arranged alphabetically, or furnished with an accurate 
index if arranged according to the juxtaposition of the stones, the result is an 
absolute failure and a source of endless annoyance to the researcher. Similar 
opportunities are open to the Committee on Collection of Records by cooperation 
with our newly elected and truly enthusiastic members. 

"We may indeed congratulate ourselves on the rare ability and judgment of 
our Committee on English Research, the value of whose work is recognized by 
and is vitally important to many hundred students of history, besides those 
whose interests are confined to the field of genealogical investigation. Will not 
the important state papers which are reported as soon to be presented to our 
Government by the Kingdoms of Great Britain and Holland — papers deaUng 
with our Pilgrim forbears — contain definite genealogical allusions or clues for 
further foreign research? This seems highly probable. 

"As a society we have a vital part to play in the way of Americanization, a 
part which is unique to a society of this kind. Tremendous changes have taken 
place in the character of our population during the past twenty-five years, and 
there is a certainty that, as time goes on, even more pronounced changes will 
be inevitable. By another generation or two it will be a matter of difficulty 
to find a person whose every line of ancestry had its beginning in this country 
prior to the recognized founding of the United States of America, July 4, 1776; 
and will not the descendants of those of even mixed ancestral affiUations take 
an especial pride in the record of those lines which, through intermarriage of 
the purely Colonial stock with the more recent comers to our shores, will enable 
them to claim descent from the actual founders of our Nation? 



1921] Proceedings of the N. E. Hist. Gen. Society 75 

"Wc are not restricted to honor thovc families alone which are of purely Pil- 
^im and I'uritan origin or those whose members have been conspicuous factors 
m the making of our history, but we include in our aims the preservation of the 
records of all frmiiiirs whose progenitors, actuated by the same ideals (>( freedom 
and drmocracy, subscfpieiitly came to this country. 

"it is more tlijin lamentable, in these days of political unrest and inevitable 
readjustment, that here in the very heart of New England there is an irrespon- 
aible element (by no means representative of the real American sentiment) 
which Bceminj^Iy would subvert the hi^h ideals of our noble fathers, al>ro^ate 
the importance of tlic Pilirrini influence on New Eniilaiul, and foster a spirit 
of friction with and hatred ajzainst the land of our ancestral nativity. It is our 
duty as a patriotic body to stand porter at the dwjr of the cherished AnRlo 
Saxon alliance and ever to hold hi^h the Rh^rious standard of th(xse whose feet 
had trodden the ways and byways «»f Old England, (if whom it has been said 
that God sifted a nation to find suitable men with which to found the Colonies," 

On motion of Desmond Fit/Xlcrald a rising vote of thanks was extended to the 
speakers, and at 1.45 I*. M. the Chair declared the meeting; dissolved and in- 
vited those present to enjoy the haspitaJity of the Society in the adjoining tea 
room. 

S Novenihe)-. A Ftato<I meeting of the Society was held in WiMer Hall, 9 Ash- 
burton Place, at 2.30 P. M., \'irp President Chase presiding. 

The iiiinuteH of the ( )ctol)er meeting were approved, and the reports of the 
Librarian and Council were accepted, the Council reporting that since the 
October meeting members of the Society had been elected as follows: 

Pilgrim Tercentenary Members 

Mozart Gallup of Sandusky, Ohio 

Edward Baker I.'^iLih of Chicago, 111. 

Charles Sidnry W Cston of Scranton, Pa. 

Charles K. I.^)tte of Paterson, N. J. 

Mrs. William Dixon Spalding of Brooklyn, N. V. 

John E. Aldred of New ^ Ork City 

Edith lyomb.'ird of Boston, Ma5s. 

IC<lward Gagel of West Haven, Conn. 

.lulius H. Barnes J r v x- i /^ * 

Percys. Alden } of New \ ork City 

Charles Briggs Cole of Cheater, 111. 

Resident Members 

Albert Rowland Shepardson of Heading, Mass. 
Francis T. Underhill of Santa Barbara, Cal. 
Mrs. Charles H. Blaine of Boston, Mass. 

The Council also reported that there were fifteen candidates for Pilgrim Ter- 
centenary Membership and ten candidates for Resident Memberslup, action 
by the C'Ouncil on whose names wouKi be in order after they had been posted 
for thirty days, in accordance with the By-La u's. 

The Council also reported to the Society the receipt of two generous dona- 
tions in memory of deceased members, namely, a gift of $20(X) from Mrs. Samuel 
Carr of Boston, part of which has been expended for a mahogany table for the 
reading room of the Library, in memory of Mrs. Carr's father. Rev. Increase 
Niles Tarbox, D. D., Historiographer of this Society, 1S81-18SS, and a gift 
of $5000 from Miss Louisa Williams Case of Weston, Mass., for the establishment 
of a fund in memory of her sister, Mrs. James Goldthwaite Freeman of Weston. 

On motion of the Treasurer, George Lambert Gould, it was 

Votfd. Th.'it the Ihnnks nf the t^ocicty I c extended to Mrs. Samuel Carr of Boston, for her 
tenerous pift of $2000 in memory of her father, the late Hev. Increase Niles Tarbox. D.D., His- 
toriographer of this Society. 1881-18SS. 

Voted. That the thanks of the Society b« extended to Miss Loviisa W. Case of Weston. Mass., 
for her generous gift of J5000 to e-tstablish a fund in memory of her sister, the late Mrs. Jamea 
Goldthwaite Freeman, which will be designated as the Caroline Sumner Freeman Fund. 

The Recording Secretaiy then, in conformity with the instructions of the 
Council, laid before the Society printer's proof of a new edition of the By-Laws 
of the Society, as revised to date by a special committee appointed for that 



76 Proceedings of the N. E. Hist. Gen. Society [Jan. 

Eurpose by the Council. He explained that no edition of the By-Laws had 
een printed for seventeen years, and that in the meantime many amendments 
to the By-Laws had been made by the Society, and that there was urgent need 
of a new and revised edition. Accordingly on motion it was 

Voted, That the copy of the By-Laws of the Society submitted to the Society by the Council 
this day be adopted as the official text of the By-Laws and be ordered printed. 

On motion it was 

Voted, That the Society proceed to the election of the Nominating Committee, agreeable to 
the provisions of the By-Laws. 

That three tellers be appointed by the Chair, and that said tellers shall distribute, receive, 
sort, and count the ballots and make a report to this meeting. 

That the polls be now opened, and stand open until every member present has had oppor- 
tunity to vote. 

The Chair appointed as tellers Messrs. James William SulUvan, Walter Kendall 
Watkins, and Lester Manning Bacon, and the election by ballot of the Nominat- 
ing Committee took place. 

After the polls had been closed, Vice President Chase presented, as the speaker 
of the afternoon, Rev. Willard Learoyd Sperry, ^LA., Pastor of the Central 
Congregational Church, Boston, who delivered an interesting and instructive 
address entitled The Pilgrims and the Indians; a Study in Early American "In- 
ternational Relations." 

On motion a vote of thanks was extended to the speaker, and the tellers then 
made their report, which showed that Mrs. Kate Lucy Allen of Cambridge, 
William Churchill Briggs of Somerville, Mrs. Winifred Batchelder Kincaid of 
Sherborn, George Ritchie Marvin of Brookline, and George Sawin Stewart of 
Watertown had been elected members of the Nominating Committee. 

At 4 P. M. the meeting was dissolved. 

1 December. A stated meeting of the Society was held in Wilder Hall, 9 Ash- 
burton Place, at 2.30 P. M., Vice President Chase presiding. 

The minutes of the November meeting were approved^ and the reports of the 
Corresponding Secretary, Librarian, Historian, and Council were accepted, 
the Council reporting that since the November meeting members of the Society 
had been elected as follows: 

Pilgrim Tercentenary Members 

John P. H. Cunningham of New Castle, Pa. 
William Widdicomb of Grand Rapids, Mich. 
Charles S. Hoar of Windsor Locks, Conn. 
Mrs. Stella H. Welles of Wilke.s-Barre, Pa. 
Edward Wilmot Barber of Lake Wales, Fla. 
Bertram H. Borden of New York City 
Nathan W. Littlefield of Providence, R. L 
Henry Sehgman of New York City 
Edward S. Goodwin of Hartford, Conn. 
Walter S. Blaisdell of Punxsutawncy, Pa. 
Mrs. Joseph H. Choate of New York City 
Mrs. W. N. Best of Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Charles A. Brackett of Newport, R. L 
Mrs. Stephen V. Harkness of New York City 

Resident Members 

H. Herbert Howard of Brockton, Mass. 
Frederic V. Clark of New York City 
Clarence Edward Hill of W^inchester, Mass. 
Mrs. Henry Sanford Mann of Boston, Mass. 
Thomas J. O'Brien of Grand Rapids, Mich. 
Katharine Holton Cram of Colrain, Mass. 
George Smith Woodward of Belmont, Mass. 
Mrs. Cyrus Sargeant of Cambridge, IVIass. 
Mrs. M. D. Leonard of Chestnut Hill, Mass. 
Stanton Whitney of New York City 

The Council also reported that since the November meeting Mrs. Robert 
Shaw Russell, a Life Member of the Society, had become a Pilgrim Tercentenary 
Member, and that there were nineteen candidates for Pilgrim Tercentenary 



1921) Notes 77 

Meml)orHhin, one candidate for Life Membership, and three candidates for 
Resident Nlembership, action hy the Council on whose names would l)e in order 
after they Imd heen |><)sted for thirty day-^, in accordance with the Hy-I^ws. 

The Kecordinn S<'cretary announced that I>ew C'asH Hill, funiin^ him^^lf 
unahle to attc-nd the mectinjjs f)f the Council, had tendered hi.s ri'sinnation as a 
mernlter of the Council, and that the NominatuiK Committee had pre^jontcd a 
candidate for the unexpired portion of Mr. Hill's term. 

The report of the Nominating Committee was read, and on motion it was 

Votrti. Thnt thr rejHjrt of the Nor? jrrxtinK Committee bo arrcpto<I. and that the Cumniiltea 
be aullioriird to fill nny varnnrien • occur in the Iwt of cnnditiatefl and to aubmit a »up- 

pIiMiKMitiiry rci'ort. if nerojiflary. l<i t .ry mrctins of the Socjoty. 

The Chair appointed Mejwrs. William Streeter Richardson and Harold Clarke 
Durrell as auditors to audit the account^ of the Treasurer for the cum*nt year. 

Geor^^e F«)rl)es of Baltimore, Md., who had InM-n announoil to npeak at this 
me<firi|^ on Anunindis xn Colonial mul li'entlutiowiry Days, Immiik detaineil by 
illness, thr Chair i)r»'.sented, hs the hjH'akrr of the afternoon, in place of Mr. 
Forbes, Harry C. W horf of the "lieach Comlx?r8," ProNnncctown, Mass., who 
gave a most interestiriK talk on Cai>€ Cod, the Ijorui of Color, and exhibited about 
one hundred Ixaiitifully colored lanteni slides showing Pnivincetown and its 
neighborhood as tluy apjx'ar to the artists who make their headquarters at 
Provincetown during the summer months. After the Society had voted to 
extend its thanks to the sjieaker for liis interesting atldress, Desmond FitzGerald 
of lirookline, M:lss., spoki* briflly on the influence of out-of-door scenes on artistfl 
in the course of the l.'ust few decades. 

At \.\() I*. M. the nuN'ting w.-h dissolved, and the members of the Society 
and their guests enjoyed a social hour m the tea ror)m. 



NOTES 

It having come to the attention of this Society that certain geneal- 
ogists and publishers have used the name of the Society in con- 
nection with their own enterpris- s, the Society a<^ain desires to 
state that it has NO genealogical representatives in this country 
or in England, nor is it in any way connected with any publications 
other than those that it issues ovei its own name at 9 Ashburton 
Place, Boston. 

T^.\rhf.li>-Mattison-Wilcox. — A "Family Rcccord" in my possession reads as 
follows: 

Colbun Rarrell Rom October the fourth in the year of our lord one thousand 

seven hundred and sixty four 
Esther Parn^ll his wife Horn September the twelfth in the year of our Lord 

one thousand seven hundre<l and sixty seven 

Married in Canan, Columbia County Novembr 2^^ 1786 
!»* Son horn Canaan lO^h October 17S7 Died the 12 of the same month 
2^^ son Horn Canaan O^h January 17S9 still Horn 
JKIoved from Caanan to Hartford Washington County state of N York 

February r)th 17<X) 
Colbun Harrell Junior Horn October the third in the year of our Lord one 

thousand seven hundred and Ninety In Hartford 
3 son 3 of April 1793 Died the sam^ month 
Noah Harrell Horn May the fifth in the year of our Lord one thousand seven 

hundred and Ninety four in Hartford 
Desire Harrell Horn March the Eleventh in the year of our Lord one thousand 

seven hundred and Ninety six In Hartford 
Lydia Harrell Horn March the sixth in the year of our Lord one thousand 

seven hundred and Ninety Eight Hartford 



78 Notes [Jan. 

3 Daughter Born 17 July 1800 Died the same Day 

Elisha Barrell Born July the fifteenth one thousand eight hundred and one 

in Hartford 
David Barrell Born December the twenty second in the year of our Lord one 

thousand eight hundred and three in Hartford 
Hervey Barrell Born 25^^ of January 180i) in Hartford 
John Barrell Born 28th January 1808 in Hartford 
Henry Mattison Born February 20^^ 1765 
Susannah Carlisle was Born February 28*-^ 1767 

Married February 5^^ 1786 
Ist Son Henry Born October l",th 1737 Died aged 2 year? 12 Days 
2^^ Son Ira Born September 18th i7S9 Died aged 2 years fifteen da)r3 
First Daughter Born .March 28th 1791 Susannah 
2"d Daughter Lois Born August 25^h 1793 
3rd Daughter Ama Born August 26^ h 179^5 
4th Daughter Jane Born January 2l8t 1799 
Srd Son Almond Zina Born August 17th iS03 
6th Daughter Born September 6th 18O8 
Elisha Barrell the first Died 1849 

Colbun Barrell Jun^ Was Born October the third In the year 1790 

Lois Mattison \\ as Born August 25 on Sunday in the year 1793. 

Married in Hebron February the fourth in the year of our Lord one thousand 

eight hundred and Twelve 
iBt Si)n Almond Colbun Born Born on Thursday July fifteenth, one Thousand 

eight hundred and thirteen In Couverneur N. Y. 
l*t Daughter Desire Barrell Born on Tuesday September the tenth one 

thousand eight Hundrtxl and sixteen In Couverneur N. Y 
2^d Daughter Susan I jarrell was Born on Friday July the Tenth one thousand 

eight hundred and Eighteen In Couverneur 
3rd Daughtc r I ydia Barrell was born on Wednesday October the fourth one 

thousand eight Hundred tt twenty In Couverneur 
2nd Son Elisha Barrell Born on Sabbath day AugiLst the Eleventh one 

thousand eight Hundred <t twenty two In Couverneur 
Son Elisha Barrell Died on Tuesday August the fifth one thousand & twenty 

three \sic\ In Couverneur 
4th Daughter Elizabeth Ann Barrell Born on Thursday March 31»t one 

thousand eight hundred and twenty five Couver 
2°d (2 altered in pencil to 3] Son John Judson Barrell Born on Tuesday Febru- 
ary 18th 1834 in Couverneur 

John F Wilcox and Susan C Barrell were united in Marriage leburarj 28 

1S46* 
Susan C Barrell Born July 10 1818 
John F \\ ilcox Born June 4th 1819 
Moses C Wilcox Born May 20th 1847 
Martha N Wilcox Born May 5 1849 
Clara A Wilcox Born August 11th is57 

Gloucester, Mass. George Morton Barrell. 



Latimer. — Peter Latimer, son of Picket and Eunice Latimer, was baptized in 
the First Church of New London, Conn., 20 Nov. 1800. Detached leaves from 
Peter Latimer's Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Fannie Latimer (Baker) 
Bonner of Boston, Mass., contain the following records: 

Peter Latimer born March 30th 1800 

Fanny ^^' heeler born Novr 2l8t 1805 

Peter Latimer Married to Fanny Wheeler June l^t 1826 [at Homer, N. Y.J 

[Their children] 

Peter Erskin Latimer born May 27 AD 1827 

Frances Cordelia Latimer born Dec 16. AD 1828 

Fideha Louisa Latimer born Nov 19 AD 1833. 

•This entry and the remaining entries in this not« are written in pencil. 



1921) Notes 79 

WiTjrisdToN-I.i.H^'oMK-CKANE. — A Hiblc printed by Thomas Baskctt, printer 
to the IJuivrrsity of Oxford, in 1753, and now in the poaaeasion of Mrs. Malley 
fCrarn') FljindcrH of Maiden, MaHH., h('lf)nKod at one time to John ^VlthiIl^;ton, 
Jr., of that o.'irt of 'Mn, Mri.s.s., which is n^w Canton, aa in appanMit from the? 

le^erid, ".Jolin \\ i i hn H«M)k IT.'vi," inscnlxHl in the bojk. From hmi it 

seems to liave pa-s.sed to his daughter, I>esiro (WithinRton) Crane, who pre- 
sumably ^;ave it to her wm, Dr. IMiinea.s Miller Crane. Dr. Crane died in 1882, 
and the pre.M4'nt iHtKS4-.HMor of the Hibh* im hi.s i^randdaiiRhter. 

Thf retor'h in this liibh* rel.'it4- t4> th«! NVitluiiKton and Li-soomc families, and on 
ji -♦ p;iriit4' vhrrt of pafHT, wijH'h i.s piruied to a leaf of the Bible, i.s a record of the 
childnn of Klijah and Desire (WithinRttm) Crane. It is claimed that thia Crano 
rcrord wius written by Sus.ui Hooker (Dwicht) Crane, wife of Dr. Phinea.«< Miller 
Crane. S<'veral of the itrms in the Uiblc re<ord» arc not entered in the Stoughton 
town records. The Bible ri'iNjrd.** are as follows: 

Memorandum 
Tlio Birth of John With ngt^m Jun' lM)rn March ?<* 1717 
I>»sire Liseoni Ixirn S * ' • *■' •" , j 

John \\ ithinnton Ju^ . nmrricd 19t*> of December 1751. 

Elizabeth WithiriKton 1 >;iii>chl4:r u> John and Martha Withinglon bom 

February 15 17 IS 
July 2U 1757 John Withincton Son to John and Desire Withington a« above 

said wa.s Inirn '2\.i^^ of July 1757. 
D<».sire \Vithin«lon wa.s bt>rn I>eccmbcr 16*^ 1760 Daughter to John and 

l^'.sire \N ithington 
Sarah Withington Daughter to John and Desire Withington was born June 

Phillip Withington son to John and Desire Withington was bom July 6. 

17ii7 
Kli/abeth Withini;t<)n was marr 7^^ \7Cu* 

Mother Withmgtont Departed i i i-irch y* 5^^ 1771 in y« 83 3rear of 

Age. 
Martha Withint^ton Daughter to John and Desire Withington was bom 

Au^^ust 11) d.'iy 1771) 
Father Liseoine ; died (Vtol>rr 'J5 dy 1772. 

Father \\ ithinj;ton§ dud l><'nnnl>€r 2.S i\y 1772 in the 89 year of liis Age. 
Brother I'hilip Liseome died February* 4 dy 1771. 
I'hillip Withington departed this Li/e Jany y« 6 day 1788 in y« 21 year of 

Ins .V^e 
Dt^ire W ithini:t<in Wifo to John Withington Departed this Life Oct(toml 

tlie ID**' 1770 in y 13 year of hir age 
Motlier Liscome departeii thus Life 21 dy May [tUegibte] year of hir ago 

(ChiUlren of Klij.ih and Desire (Withington) Crane) 
Elijah (^rane born S'p'' 13''' 17S0 
Phihp Crane bt)rn Octr •2{\ \7SS 

John Thomas Crane Inim March 21«* 1791 (1S12 in pencil] 
Harriet Crane Daughter l>orn March 26 17l'3. 
Mary Crane lH>rn January '2(V^ 1799 11S17 in peru:il\ 
Fhincjus Miller Crane born Novtxr js ISOl.H 

Maldait Mass. Georgk Walter Chamberlain. 



Palmer. — It is known that \\ liliam Falnier. who was of Watortown, Mass., in 
163f>-37, of Newbury, Ma^^., m Um7. ami of Hampton, N. H., in lt>3S, conveyed, 
10 Mar. Idl5;6, all his nroperty in Hampton and Newbury to John Sherman of 
Watertown and his wife Slartha. who was Palmer's dauRhtor, in place of an 
estate in Great Oniiesby, Knp., which was Martha's by inheritance. (Cf. Pope, 
Pioneers of Massachusetts, page 342.) At my request Mr. J. Gardner Bartlett, 

•She w.ia mRrriotl to Samuel CaiH?n. Jr. 

tHcr Christi.-vn name w.os Kliiabcth. 

tills Christian n.inic was Thilip. 

JHis Chri.«>ti,'»n name was John. 

IPhine.'ia Miller Crane received the degree of .\.IV from ^a^^-a^d in 1824. took the degree of 
A.M. in covirsc, and receivcil the degree of M.D. from Harvard in 1828. His intention of marriage 
with Miss Susan Hooker Dwight of Dedham, Mass.. wad recorded at Canton. Mass.. 2S Sept. 1833. 



80 Notes [Jan. 

the well-known authority on the English ancestry of early American settlers, 
has examined the records in the Archdeaconry Court of INorwich, co. Norfolk, 
Eng., and has found, under date of 28 July 1636, that one Wilham Palmer of 
Ormesby St. Margaret's was presented for not attending church and was cited 
to appear on 28 Sept. following. On his failure to appear he was excommuni- 
cated. He is not found later in the records there, and there seems to be no 
doubt that he is identical with the William Palmer who M'as at Watertown a few 
months later and who in his deed of 1645/6 mentions the estate at Great Ormesby 
which was the inheritance of his daughter. 
Boston, Mass. William Lincoln Palmee. 



Bunker. — On the flyleaf of an old Bible, printed in Boston, Mass., in 1813 and 
now owned in Dover. N. H., is written the name "Aaron Bunker." On the 
reverse of the title-page is written ''Charles Bunker Durham N. H." On the 
reverse of the title-page of the New Testament is the following record: 
Catharine Bunker Was borne September 14*^ 1806 Sunday 
Eliz anne Bunker was borne September 10<^h igos Satterday 
Mary Jane Bunker was Borne Juley 5^^ 1810 thursday 
Bengamin T Bunker was borne borne November 28^^ 1812 Satterday 
Huldah bunker was borne February 17th 1815 Friday 
Mehitable and salley Bunker was borne December 3^^ 1817 whansday 
Charles Bunker was born June 20th 1824 Sunday 
This record refers to the children of Aaron and Sally P. (Fernald) Bunker of 
Durham, N. H., and the marriages of these children, but not their birth dates, 
are given in Stackpole and Meserve's "Histoiy of the Town of Durham," vol. 
2, page 37. It will be noticed that the last child (Mary) given in the "History" 
does not appear in the Bible record. 

Dover ^ N. H. Samuel Burnham Shackford. 



Historical Intelligence 

Heraldry. — The Committee on Heraldry of the New England Historic 
Genealogical Society strongly recommends that all coats of arms which can be 

proved to be authentic be offered for record 
with this Society. The arrangements for the 
making and preservation of such records are 
complete, and the volume of recorded arms has 
been begun by the entry therein of a number of 
well-authenticated coats. Printed forms and 
directions for the making of applications may 
be obtained from the Committee, and all com- 
munications on this subject should be addressed 
to the Committee on Heraldry, New England 
Historic Genealogical Society, 9 Ashburton 
Place, Boston. 

Without taking any position with reference to 
the propriety of assuming arms, the Committee 
will be glad to examine arms or heraldic devices 
which any person or organization desires to as- 
sume, and give advice as to whether the same are heraldically correct or whether 
they violate a right of exclusive use heretofore acquired by others. 




Genealogies in Preparation. — Persons of the several names are advised 
to furnish the compilers of these genealogies vdth. records of their own families 
and other information which they think may be useful. W^e would suggest that 
all facts of interest illustrating family history or character be communicated, 
especially service under the U. S. Government, the holding of other offices, grad- 
uation from college or professional schools, occupation, with places and dates 
of birth, marriage, residence, and death. All names should be given in full if 
possible. No initials should be used when the full name is known. 



1021] Recent Books 81 

Alton. — William, who married at Marblohcad, Mass., 6 Dec. 1719, Mercy 
VXuA, and died at CHiarlton, Mass., alx)ut 1778, by Carroll Gates /Vlton, 208 
Wintlirop Avenue, New Haven, Conn. 

Bunfick. — RolxTt, born probably in England, died at Westerly, R. I., in 1092, 
by (leor^e K. Collins, 225 Ka.st CJene,«e(; Street, Syracuse, N. V. 

CamngUm. — .John, i)r«)bably born in England about 1010, died at Hartford, 
Conn., in K)')!, by Frank Cirunt Lewi.s and Ix?na (Garrett) Lcwi.s, Crozer Theo- 
lo^i(•aI Si'niiiuiry, Chester, I'a. 

RouTulij. — rhilip, born in Enj;land, died at Salem, Mass., in 1078, by George K. 
Collins, 225 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, N. Y. 



RECENT BOOKS 



[The Editor partirulnrly rp<jun*it« p«nionji Bcmluitf K<K)k'» for lifting in the RcoiirreH to 8tat«>. 
for thr iiiforiimtioii of rr!i<l«*rn. the prir« of CAch liook. with ihe amount to l>« a<lde<i for postage 
wln<n BPnt l)y tnail. ftn<l from whom it nmy J>«' or«lpr«i For the Janx*nr]/ inuc, books should be 
rcroived hy Nov. 1; for Apnl. by Fob. 1; for July, by May 1; and for October, by July l.) 

GENEALOGICAL 

Baker genealogy. Genealogy and history of the Baker, Andrus, Clark, and 
Adams fniniiies, with descriptive travels of the author. By Albert Clark Baker. 
De.orali, Iowa, 1920. 120+202 p. il. pi. j)or. 8° 

Benson genealogy. A pioneer family (lienson family, descendants of John]. 
By Rev. Ernest L. Benson. Burlington, Wis., 1919. 8 p. 16° 

BillinRton genealogy. Biliington [family of Virginia). By .\rthiir B. Clarke. 
Richmond, \a., revLsed 1920. Chart, blueprint. Addre.><s ,\rthur B. Clarke, 
President, Virginia Society Sons of American Revolution, Richmond, Va. 

Brown genealogy. (Brown family, descendants of George of Chester Co., 
Pa.] By W. C. Brown, Col. U. S. A., retired. Washington, D. C, 1920. Chart, 

blueprint. 

Ellis genealogy. Genealogy of the Ellis fami'y from 1632 to 1920 and of the 
Coburn family 'from lOlS to 1911. By Herbert W. Ellis and .\Ibert S. Ellis, 
n. p. 1920. n. p. geneal. tab. 8° 

TIic rlir\rt sliows the direct lines of pntrrnnl anrestry of Stephen T. Ellia and Elizabeth N. B. 
Coburn, who were among the pioneers of \ inclund. N. J. 

Frye genealogy. Frye genealogy. Adrian of Kittcry, Me., John of Andover, 
Mass., .loshiia of \'irginia, Thomas of Rhode Island. Bv Ellen Frve Barker. 
New York, Tobias A. Wriglit, 1920. 191 p. pi. por. 8° Price §15. Address E. 
Frye Barker, 15 West 107th St., New York City, N. Y'. 

Gilbert genealogy. A record of the Benjamin Gilbert branch of the Gilbert 
family in America (1020-1920). Also the genealogy of the Falconer family, of 
Nairnshire, Scotland (1720-1920), to which belonged Benjamin Gilbert's wife, 
Mary Falconer. By Eliza Howe Gilbert, n. p. [Johnson City Publishing Co., 
1920.) 04-f [1] p. geneal. tab. por. 8° 

Wildes genealogy. The Wildes family of Burhngton County, N. J. By Charles 
Shepard. Burlington, N. J., 1920. Chart. 

Corrections to this oh.irt nnd .•\dditional information about this or any other Wildes family 
will be Rreatly appreciated by the author. Wanted, especially, the ancestry of Abraham Wild, 
Margaret Welch, and Ann Tilton. Address the author. Charles Shepard, P. O. Box 2G1, Burling- 
ton. N. J. 

Wvatt genealogy. The Wyatt family of Baltimore. By J[ames] B[osIey] N[oel] 
Wiyatt]. n. p. 1920. 19 p. 12° 



82 Recent Books [Jan.] 

BIOGRAPHICAL 

Manley, Henry, memoir. Henry Manley, a memorial, n. p. 1920 p. 223-230, 
il. 8° Reprinted from the Journal of the Boston Society of Civil Engineers, 
vol. 7, no. 7, September, 1920. 

Pepperrell, Sir William, memorial. Memorial in support of the nomination 
of the name of Sir William Pepperrell, to be inscribed in the Hall of Fame for 
great Americans. John P. Brooks, President of the Pepperrell Association. 
Everett P. Wheeler, Frederic H. Wilkins, George B. Leighton, Committee, n. p. 
1920. 27 p. por. 8° Reprint of issue of July, 1915, with additions. 

HISTORICAL 

(a) General 

Illinois, history. The centennial history of Illinois. Vol. 1. The Illinois 
country, 1673-1818. By Charles Walworth Alvord. Springfield, published by 
the Illinois Centennial Commission, 1920. [14] +524 p. fcsm. map pi. por. 8* 

Illinois, history. The centennial history of Illinois. Vol. 4. The industrial 
state, 1870-1893. By Ernest Ludlow Bogart and Charles Manfred Thompson. 
Springfield, published by the Illinois Centennial Commission, 1920. [14] -j- 553 
p. fcsm. map pi. por. 8° 

Michigan military records. Michigan military records. The D. A. R. of 
Michigan Historical Collections: records of the Revolutionary soldiers buried in 
Michigan; the pensioners of territorial Micl igan; and the soldiers of Michigan 
awarded the "Medal of Honor." By Sue Imogene Silhman. Bulletin no. 12. 
Lansing, ^Michigan Historical Commission, 1920. 244 p. fcsm. por. 6® 

(6) Local 

Bolton, Conn., historical sketch. A historical sketch of Bolton, Conn., for 
the Bolton bicentennial celebration, Sept. 4, 1920. By Samuel Morgan Alvord. 
[Manchester, Conn., The Herald Printing Co., 1920.] 29 p. pi. 8** 

Brookline, Mass., Walnut Street Cemetery. Burials and inscriptions in the 
Walnut Stieet Cemetery of Brookline, Mass., with historical sketches of some of 
the persons buried there. By Harriet Alma Cummings. Brookline, The River- 
dale Press, 1920. 135 p. map pi. 8^ 

Pilgrims, history. Old Pilgrim days. By Lillian Hoag Monk, B.L. Los An- 
geles, H. A. Miller Co., 1920. 188 p. pi. por. 12° Price $1.75. Address Mrs. 
Lillian H. Monk, 1607 South Flower St., Los Angele , Cal. 

This volume treats chiefly of Elder William Brewster and his time. 

Plymouth forefathers. Our Plymouth forefathers the real founders of our 
republic. By Charles Stedman Hanks, Boston, Mass., published by the Authors' 
Publishing Association (inc.), Boston, Mass. 339 p. il. map pi. 8" 

SOCIETIES AND MAGAZINES 

Brookline Historical Society. Proceedings of the Brookline Historical Society 
at the annual meeting, January 28, 1920. Brookline, Mass., published by the 
Society, 1920. 19 p. 4° 

Maiden Historical Society. The register of the Maiden Historical Society^ 
Maiden, Mass., no. 6, 1919^1920. Edited by the Committee on Publication. 
Lynn, Mass., Frank S. Whitten, printer, 1920. 84 p. pi. por. 8° 

Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Samuel Ashley Chapter, 
Daughters of the American Revolution, Claremont, N. H., list of officers and 
members, 1920-1921. Organized February 15, 1897. 12 p. 12° 



ERRATA 



Vol. 74, p. 264, line 8, for Jonathan Perkins of Lebanon & Olive Gubtail of Ber- 
wick read Jonathan Rankins of Lebanon & Olive Gubtail of Berwick. 
Vol. 74, p. 281, line 34, and p. 283, line 6, for Robert read Roger. 



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Historic Genealogical Society, asking for genealogical or other information, to answer 
which satisfactorily would in many cases require extended investigations, it has 
become impossible for them to give personal attention to such inquiries, nor is 
it practicable to refer these letters to any of the assistints in the employ of the 
Society, because their time is occupied fully by their regular duties. The officers, 
however, are glad to help those seeking information by calling attention to the expert 
services of the genealogists, book dealers, printers and publishers, engravers and 
photographers, manufacturers of paper, etc., who advertise in the following pages. 
Inquirers should make their own business arrangements with those whose names are 
given below, as the Society assumes NO responsibility in the matter. 

DIRECTORY OF GENEALOGISTS 



LAWRENCE BRAINERD 
Athburton PUm. Boaton. Mi 



Oeoealogist 
Resaarch Work 



FaxnUj Trt«« Prrp«red 
Termii od Apptication 



WILLIAM BRADiURD BROWNE 
Box 4:^2. North AcUms. Ml 



Historicnl and gcoealogical r«««arch, ••p«ctellT 
in Nnrthnrn BrrkuhiiP and Fastrrn New York. 
Lar^;" coll. ction of data f 'h and BrU- 

tol Counius and Northern <J. 

This is the year to prove your May&ower UnM«e. 



REBECCA DODD 



14 Wnlrw Strrot. Dorch*«tcr. Maas. 



Genealogist 



LUCIA RUSSELL FELLOWS 

30 U Street. 

Salt Lake City, Utah 

Summer Address: EUaworth. Me. 

Specialist in mlRrations from New EnRland 

Families Traced Genealogies prepared 



VIRGINIA HALL 



19 Weet Cedar Street. Boeton. Maae. 



MRS. MARY LOVERING HOLMAN 

39 WinsoT Avenue. Watcrtown. Maas. 

Genealogist 

Twenty years experience 



MRS. WILLIAM S. KELSEY 

62 Aliaton Ileifthta. Allaton Diatrict, 
Boeton. Ma-vi. 

GENEALOGIST 

C«aB«Cticat Research a Specialty 
MRS. FRANK B. KINGSBURY 

Hurr>* Road. Kecne. N*. H 

Research work connected with Acworth. Alatead. 
Sullivan WaJpole. Surrv. Wrstmoreland. K.eene. 
and other town* in Cheshire County. PI. H. 

Probate and Land Records copied 

CHARLES THORNTON LIBBY 

PortJand. Ma.. U. 8. A. 

Bafflinf |eDeaJocical problems solicited. Manu- 
scripts edited to Ruard Sfainst aijurioua or not 
proven de^enta. Too often a man of means un- 
consciously provides financial backing fur mere 
family camouflage. 

MRS. JESSIE A. PORTER 

95 Euclid Avenue. Springifield. M-uv*. 

Records of Western Massachusetts and Connect- 
icut: Springfield, Northampton, Greenfield, North 
Adams, Pittsfield. Great Barrington, and Hart- 
ford, examined. 

FRANK FARNSWORTH STARR 

Middlctown. Conn. 

Connecticut Research a Specialty 

Has genealogical notes on the families of 

Ancient Middletown and copies of over 

11,000 gravestone Inscriptions in 

Middlesex County 



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Newport. R. I. 



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MRS. SUSAN COTTON TUFTS 

9 Ashburton Place, Boston, Mass. 

GENEALOGIST 

Former Genealogist of the Massachusetts 
Society of Colonial Dames 



FLORENCE E. YOUNGS 

5 West IGth Street, New York, N. Y. 



Specialist in migrations from New England. 

Large collection of unprinted American and 

European records. Annual trips abroad 



ENGLISH GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH 



MRS. ELIZABETH (FRENCH) BARXLEXT 

Life Member of the Xew England Historic Genealogical Society 

Member of the Historical Society of Pennsylvsinia ^ 

Record Searcher for the Committee on English Research of the New England Historic 
Genealogical Society, 1908-1917, has resumed work in England for private clients only. 

Valuable MS. Collections regarding English Homes of American Settlers (hitherto unknown), Lists of 
Passengers to New England (1635-1637), Colonial Soldiers, and Prisoners in theWarof 1812 — all unprinted. 

9 ASHBURTON PLACE. BOSTON 6 HAYMARKI T. LONDON 



J. GARDNER BARXLETX 

Life Member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society 

RESEARCH IN ENGLAND 

Expert Specialist on English Ancestry of Early Settlers of New England 

9 ASHBURTON PLACE, BOSTON, and 6 HAVMARKLT, LONDON 

Author of Coe, Newberry, Talbot, Hill, Wilson, Jones, Belcher, and Stone genealogies 



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A complete history of the New England Harmons, published in 1920 
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BLAKE. — John Blake, "now of Wrentham, formerly of 
with Edward Pratt and others, made division of lands 
Wampum, alias White, then deceased (Suffolk Deeds, liber 
1700, and his wife Bridget died 30 May 1706. His sons w 
and Isaac. He was the progenitor of most of this name in 
this John Blake, what is known of him prior to and during 
and what was the maiden name of his wife? 

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Sandwuch, Mass.," in 1686, 
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16, p. 89). He died 25 May 
ere Robert, Andrew, John, 
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his residence in Sandwich, 

E. H. Craige. 



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9 Ashburton Place, Boston, Mass. 



PRICE LIST, 1921 



THE REGISTER 

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RICIIAUD HKNRY WINSLOW DWKUIT 
By Charles Sldgwick Hackkmann, M. A., of Milton, Mass. 

RiCHAUD Hknry Winslow Dwiciit, of Cambridpc, Mass., 
ele('t(Ml a resident nKMiilur of the New Mn^land Ilistorie ( lenealopical 
Society in 190() and made a life member 27 January 1919, died sud- 
denly at Fitchhiir^. Mass.. while making an official visit of inspec- 
tionin that city, 11 March 1920. He was horn at Albany, N. Y., 
18 January 1859, the third child of Henry Williams antl ^iary Jane 
(Winslow) Dwi^ht. 

He was descended from John' Dwip;}it, yeoman, of Watertown, 
Mass., in Ui.'i"), and then of Dedhani. Mass., who died 24 Januar>' 
16G0/1, through Timothy.^ 1()29-1717/18. Henn',^ 1070-1732, Gen. 
Joseph,* 1703-17()r), Henry Williams,"^ 1757-i804, Rev. Edwin 
Welles/ 17S9--lS-n, and Henry Williams.' his father, who was born 
at Richmond, Berkshire Go., Mass., If) March 1825 and died in 
1899. On his mother's side he was descended from Kenelm' Winslow, 
of Marshfield, who was born in England in 1599 and died at Salem, 
Mass., in 1()72. brother of Gov. Edward Winslow of the Plymouth 
Golony, throui^h Job,- Joseph,^ Job,"* Job/* liichard,^ and Mary Jane,^ 
his mother, who was born at Albany, N. Y., 16 April 1827. 

The family of Dwii2;ht has left a marked impress in this country, 
especially in the Eastern States, and amono; the latter more particu- 
larly in Massachusetts, both in the eastern and western sections. 

About fifty years ago Benjamin W^ Dwight prepared and pub- 
lished the story of the Dwight family in America, which he brought 
out under the title '*The History of the Descendants of John Dwight, 
of Dedham, Mass."* In his introductory remarks he characterizes 
some of the marked traits of the family as follows: — 

"If asked to state what one practical quality, beyond any other, has 
characterized the family, within the author's range of observation, he would 
at once reph', military talent, or that natural executive energy- and admin- 
trativeness, which may be readily and effectively applied to the demands, 
of the battlefield, the urgencies of general business, the exploration of studi- 
ous research, or the comprehensive duties of statesmanship, or of official 

•Privately printed, New York, 1874. 
VOL. LXXV. C 



84 Richard Henry Winslow Dwight [April 

service to one's country, and which, in whatever field of employment exerted, 
is in itself one and the same essential manifestation of manly vigor of thought 
and feeling. 

"The next most noticeable practical trait of those of the family known 
to the writer, has been that of their own separate individuaUty of conscience 
and of conviction, of character and of conduct. The personal element has 
been generally a marked factor in the composition of their ideas, and in the 
expression of them in their words and deeds. . . . 

"Their personal integrity has been, on a wide scale, within the bounds 
of the author's knowledge, their special ornament and honor." 

Paying a necessary compliment to the families which have been 
connected by marriage, Benjamin Dwight added: 

"All hail likewise to the superior families, by intermarriage with whom 
the mental and moral vigor of the family stock, as represented by the family 
name itself, has been ever newly reinforced, from generation to generation." 

The subject of this notice was always known as Henry Dwight, 
and by that name or by his surname only we shall refer to him in 
this paper. His first American ancestor, John, was a man of note, 
and indeed all his ancestors in the direct line in this country proved 
themselves worthy descendants of John. Probably next in import- 
ance to John himself was: 

His grandson, Henry, who settled in Hatfield, Mass., and who is 
always spoken of in historical works as Henry of Hatfield, in order 
to distinguish him from others bearing the same Christian name. 

The fourth in the line was Joseph, who became a brigadier general 
in the Colonial Army, and distinguished himself and received high 
honors at the Siege of Louisburg, Nova Scotia. He was born at 
Brookfield, in Worcester County, but moved westward and spent 
most of his life in Stockbridge and Great Barrington. Joseph, be- 
sides being distinguished as a soldier, held several judicial offices, 
and was in every sense a very prominent citizen of Berkshire. It 
is of particular importance to us to mention him here because he 
married Abigail Sergeant, whose maiden name was Williams, and 
who was full sister of Col. Ephraim Williams, the founder of Williams 
College. Ephraim Williams never married, and therefore left no 
direct descendants, but the number of descendants of his sister 
Abigail in this part of the world is very great, and they take a just 
pride in their connection with such a distinguished man as the 
Colonel. 

Sixth in descent from John was Edwin Welles Dwight, who was a 
prominent Congregational clergyman and one of the pioneers in 
the field of foreign missionary work, and who in consequence became 
a very distinguished member of the family. He married Mary 
Sherrill, and in his later years had his home in Richmond, Mass. 

Of Henry Dwight's father it is sufficient to say that he was a suc- 
cessful and well-beloved member of the family. He began life as 
a teacher, subsequently became a merchant, was at one time a farmer, 
and finally turned his attention and gave all his time and energies 
to the express business, which became during his life one of the great 
and important fields of enterprise and occupation in this country. 
He was a patriotic man, too, and in the Civil War was a brigade 



1921] Richard Henry Winslow Dmight 85 

quartermaster, with headquarters at Auburn, N. Y., where he then 
had his residence. Later in Hfe he hved in Springfield and Pitts- 
field, Mass., and finally in Newton (at Auburndale), his business 
beinjj; then confined to Boston. 

Of the Winslow family, to which Henry Dwight's mother belonged, 
Rev. Francis B. Wheeler, in a biographical memoir* of John Flack^ 
Winslow of Poughkeepsie, N. Y., brother of Mary Jane (Winslow) 
Dwight, wrote: 

"Indeed, of families bearing the Pilgrim name, and distinguished in the 
Colonial History of New England, there are none more indentified with 
the Puritan belief and with Pilgrim History than that of the honored name 
of Winslow. Whether in civil or religious affairs, the name is prominent, as 
belonging to those who have wrought well in their generation for God and 
their fellow-men. 

"The early Winslows were men and women of heroic souls, of high aspira- 
tions, and noble accomplishments, so that their descendants may well be 
grateful for such an ancestry." 

And of Capt. Richard Winslow and his wife, the parents of John 
Flack Winslow, it is remarked: 

"His [John's] father was an officer of the Commissary Department of the 
United States army in 1813-1815, and was at the battle of Plattsburg. He 
was engaged in the manufacture of iron and flour, and was for many years 
owner and master of vessels on the Hudson river, and resided in Albany, 
N. Y., where he was one of the original founders, members and officers of 
the Fourth Presbyterian Church, a man of sturdy and resolute character. 
His mother, Mary Corning, was a woman of devoted piety, and marked 
sweetness and decision." 

Henry Dwight was educated partly at Albany Academy, and partly 
in the Pittsfield (Mass.) High School, his father having removed 
from Albany to Pittsfield on account of business affiliations. 

His first business experience was in connection with mill supplies, 
and very soon be became secretary and treasurer and manager of 
the Western Massachusetts Telephone Company, which operated 
largely in Berkshire County. When that company was absorbed 
by the New England Telephone Company, he turned his attention 
to the business so long followed by his father, namely, the express 
business, and from the year 1884 until his death he was continuously 
occupied with that. He soon became affiliated with the American 
Express Company, which was one of the three or four great com- 
panies of the country, and served it in Pittsfield. Later he was trans- 
ferred to Albany and Buffalo, N. Y., and in 1887 was again removed, 
to Boston. He has been also general agent of Wells, Fargo & Com- 
pany, president of the New England Despatch Company, and vice 
president of the Expressmen's Mutual Benefit Association. He was 
also interested in the Expressmen's League, and his latest and one 
of his most important business affiliations was settled when he was 
made a trustee of the Home Savings Bank of Boston. 

Aside from his business, he was most interested in historical and 
literary matters, and his connection with the New England Historic 

•Published at Poughkeepsie, N. Y., in 1893. John Flack Winslow was very much of a patriot 
in the Civil War, and was one of the builders and owners of the famous Monitor. 



86 Richard Henry Winslow Dwight [April 

Genealogical Society was a matter of great satisfaction to him, 
because it gave play for the exercise of his interest in genealogical 
questions and historical subjects of all kinds. He was a member 
of the Society's Committee on Ways and Means from the spring 
of 1913 until his death, was chairman of the Committee on Increase 
of Membership in 1916, 1917, and 1918, carrying on during these 
years a vigorous canvass for new members of the Society, and was 
a member of the Council for the three years 1916-1918. He had 
been for many years one of the prominent collectors in this country 
of authentic manuscripts and documents of historical interest. His 
papers have been systematically arranged and catalogued, so that 
everything can be found at a moment's notice. His first work in 
this Une was the creation of what he has since called the '^Dwight 
Collection." As long ago as May 1905 he had an exhibition at the 
Boston Art Club of some of his best papers, and showed some two 
hundred items. Of this collection the Boston Evening Transcript 
remarked : 

''The Dwight Collection as shown at the Art Club is notable particularly 
for the large number of documents relating to the early history of Berkshire 
County and western Massachusetts, and for the Indian documents which 
related to the Stockbridge Indians. There are interesting documents signed 
relating to Colonial or Revolutionary matters, and bearing the names of 
Thomas Gage, the last Colonial Governor of Massachusetts, John Hancock, 
the first Governor under the new regime, after the interregnum of the Council, 
Governor Shirley, and Governor Bernard of the Colonial time, Samuel 
Adams, James Bowdoin, Governor Gore, James Madison, Perez Hamlin, 
the hero of Bellamy's 'Duke of Stockbridge,' General Joseph Dwight, Elijah 
Williams, Sir William Pepperell, Rev. Edwin Welles Dwight, Governor Levi 
Lincoln, Nathaniel Willis, and his son, Nathaniel Parker Willis, William 
H. Seward, President Arthur, Caleb Strong, and others." 

By 1910 he had completed a long historical review of the life of 
his grandfather, Edwin Welles Dwight, of which The Springfield 
Daily Republican of 23 Januarj^ 1910 said: 

"The work of his grandson, Richard Henry Winslow Dwight, in bringing 
the beneficent life of this missionary of the reno\\Tied Williams Haystack 
group to the knowledge of an age that greatly needs to remember the fathers, 
is a thing to be grateful for, and Mr. Dwight has done his work with heart 
and skill." 

The grandfather had been at Williams College, but did not gradu- 
ate there. Later he studied at Yale College, together with his kins- 
man, Timothy Dwight, who was also descended in the direct line 
from John of Dedham; and of these two, Edwin and Timothy, it 
was said: 

"Both were of the sixth generation from John D-^dght, the immigrant, 
and their great-grandfathers, Justice Nathaniel A. Dwight of Northampton 
and Captain Henry Dwight of Hatfield, were brothers." 

It may be noted here that among the colleges of our country Yale 
has always been the favorite with the Dwight family, at least as 
shown by the numbers who have attended it. Two members of the 
family, both named Timothy, have been presidents of the College. 



lO'Jl] Richard Henry Winslow Dwight 87 

One of Henry Dwi^ht's intimate friends in Pittsfielcl,* in letter ft 
to The Springfield Daily Republican after his death, said, among 
other things: 

"Much of Mr. DwiRJit's l)oyh(Kxl was spent in Pitt-^fiold, where he fomiod 
strong friendships to which he has ever since ching tenaciously. From early 
nianliood he had been engaged in the express business, as his father had been 
before him. bike a few other rare men who are much occupied with their 
daily alTairs he found time to give to avocations which became a large part 
of his life. He readily formed business and social connections in lioston, 
where his work has lain for many years past. It was most fit that one whose 
home of late has been in Cambridge, in a street with so classical a name as 
Appian Way, should be a lover and collector of books and manuscrii)ts. Mr. 
Dwight's tastes and inclinati(»ns led him into the fields of genealogy and 
local history, largely biographical history, in which he became an authority. 
His collection of books and pam{)hlets bearing on the.*^ subjects grew to 
be large and of great value. He knew intimately the contents of what he 
had collected." 

In 1911 II(*nry Dwight delivered the principal historical address 
at the one hundrecl and fiftieth anniversary of the incorporation of 
the town of (Ireat Harrington. He was always particularly gratified 
that he received an invitation to make this address and was able to 
do so, for the occasion gave him a fine opportunity to show his loyalty 
to the town and county, and stinndated his best thought. The build- 
ing which was Gen. Joseph Dwight's residence in Great Harrington 
is still standing, near the hotel. f but it no longer fronts on the public 
street, having been moved back a considerable distance. 

That which will i)rol)ably be appraised in the future as his most 
important work, and of the most lasting value and interest, is his 
collection of Williams Pajiers, that is to !<ay, papers relating to Col. 
Kphraim Williams and his family, and to Williams College, in con- 
tradistinction to all other papers gathered together under the name 
of the *'Dwight Collection." He appreciate(l many j'cars ago that 
on account of the prominence of C^ol. Kphraim Williams as a citizen 
and a soldier, and especially because of his generosity and public 
spirit in founding the college which now bears his name, everything 
in the nature of authentic records relating to the man and the in- 
stitution would be of great imjiortance and highly prized, and he 
determined to lose no opportunity to gel together all such original 
material as came to his notice. This is not the time or place in which 
to attempt any appraisal of this collection, but it is proper and grati- 
fying to be able to report that, having made the collection, Henry 
Dwight fully realized that the proper depositarj' for it was Williams 
College itself; and happily during his lifetime he made a gift of this 
collection to the College, which was accepted, and its final resting 
place is assured. 

In this connection it is gratifying to realize that he estabUshed 
another tie between himself and the College, by sending his younger 
son through that institution. The Trustees of the College voted 
to award him the honorary degree of Master of Arts, and had he 
' lived a few months longer, he would have received it in June 1920. 

•William L. Adam. 

tThe ^Berkshire Inn. « 



88 Richard Henry Winslow D wight [April 

As a good and patriotic citizen Dwight was a member of the 
Brookline Education Society during the years in which he had his 
residence in Brookhne. He was a good member of the Loyal Legion, 
and served on the Library Committee of the Massachusetts Com- 
mandery of that society. He had been treasurer, vice president, 
and president of the Massachusetts Society of Sons of the Revolu- 
tion. 

He was always interested in the social side of life, and gave and 
received a great deal of pleasure by his attendance at meetings of 
clubs and associations. He had been a member of the Boston 
Athletic Association, the Eastern Yacht Club, the Longwood Club, 
and the Commercial Club of Boston. Of the last-named he became 
secretary and treasurer, and ultimately president. From his posi- 
tion in the business world he was very well fitted to be an officer 
of the Commercial Club, and when that club visited the Panama 
Canal, he had a great deal to do with all their plans and arrangements. 

Dwight married at Albany, N. Y., 9 February 1892, Caroline 
March, daughter of Henry and Mary Frances (Bush) March of 
Albany, who survives her husband. They had three children, all now 
living, namely, Winslow Dwight, Frances March Dwight, and Henry 
Williams Dwight. 

The number and prominence of Dwight's connections in business 
are sufficient testimony of the ability and fidehty with which he 
discharged his duties, and his popularity as an official and the trust 
and confidence that were reposed in him speak eloquently of the high 
regard \fhich the directors of these institutions had for him. His 
position as trustee of the Home Savings Bank is a gratifying instance 
of the honors that business men conferred upon him because of his 
known probity and sound judgment. But above and beyond all 
these characteristics, and dominating and guiding his abilities and 
his methods, was the fine old-fashioned spirit of his ancestors, which 
he possessed in full measure. A strong, patriotic fervor also pervaded 
his soul, and furnished an ever-present enthusiasm for the attain- 
ment of whatever object he had in view. His addresses, letters, 
and articles were always carefully prepared, were always temper- 
ate in statement, and carried conviction by their evident sincerity, 
simplicity, and dignity. 

He had a rare gift of making and retaining friendships, and in the 
societies and institutions to w^hich he belonged he had wide acquaint- 
ance and was thoroughly liked as well as highly respected. Of 
simple tastes and ways, he was cordial and friendly in manner, and 
modest and unassuming in spite of all his successes in business and 
social life. Although he lived in different places, having his last 
residence in Cambridge, at 14 Appian Way, he made whatever place 
he was in his home. His two sons went into the service of their 
country in the World War, and while the effort of letting them go 
was a great one, he undertook it serenely and with proper pride. 
In all his duties and in his deahngs and relations with others he 
measured up to the full standard of a man. 

Funeral services w^ere held in the Shepard Memorial Church in 
Cambridge, under the shadow of the Washington Elm, on Sunday 



1921] The PierpoTUs of North Haven, Carin. 89 

aftcTnoon, 14 March 11)20, the officiatinj^ clericyrnan bcinR Rev. 
Iliiyinond Calkins, D.l),, pastor of the churrh, who was assisted by 
Rev. Henry K. Sherrill, rector of the ('hurch of Our Saviour, I^)ng- 
wood. Interment was at Stockbridge, Mass. 



TIIK IMKP.PONTS OF NORTH HAVKX, CONN. 
By Donald Links JAronrs. M. A., of Mount Carmol. Conn. 

Rkv. ,1ami s- IMkhi'ont, A. li. (Harvard. KiSl). A. M. {ib.), son of 
John' and Thankful (Stow), was born at Roxbur>', Mass., 4 Jan. 
lOoiJ/liO, and died at New Haven, Conn., 22 Nov. 1711. He married 
first, 27 Oct. 1('»<)1, Aiur.AiL Davkapokt. wluxiied s.p. :i Feb. l()91/2, 
(lau^j;hter of iiev. John and Abi^^ail (Ficrson); secondly, 30 May 
lt)04, Sakam Haynks. who died 7 Oct. 1090. daughter of Rev. Joseph 
and Sarah (Lord) of Hartford;* and thirdly. 2ti July 1098, \L\ry 
HooKKK, who died 1 Nov. 1740, daughter of Rev. Samuel and Mary 
(Willct) of Farminpton. 

He served as pa-stor of the First Conprejjational Society of New 

Haven from \(\Si) until his death, and wa.s one of the founders of Yale 

College. 

Child by second wife: 

i. .VniOAiL,* b. at New Haven 19 Sept. 1696- d. at Wethen^field 10 
Oct. 1768; m. 6 Nov. 1716 Rev. Joseph Notk8 of New Haven. 

Children by third wife, bom at New Haven: 

ii. Jamks, h. '2\ May \(VM; d. at New Haven IK June 1770; m. (1) at 
Boston, .Mji>s , 1 Nov. 1727, Sauah Bkk.ck, h. in 1710, d. 2S Sept. 
\7r<\, dim. oi Nathaniel and .Martha (CunnaU'll); m. (2) 28 Mar. 
1751 .\nnk Shkkman. Five children by second wife. 

iii. Rkv. Samuel, H..\. (Yale. 1718), M.A. (t6.), b. 30 Doc. 1700; 
drowne<l 15 Mar. 1722 'S, while crossinp; the Connecticut River 
in a canoe with an Indian; tniricMl on Fisher's Island, where hi-s 
body was found 2S Apr. \7'2'.\ and where his pravestone stands. 
He was ordained to the ministry 10 Dec. 1722, and wjus pastor of the 
P'irst Churcli of Lyme. 

iv. Mauv. h. 23 Nov. 1702; d. at Middletown 24 June 1740; m. 10 Aug. 
1710 Rkv. William Rus.'^kll, H.A. (Yale, 1700), M.A. (ife.), who 
was s(>ttlod as pastor at Middletown 1 June 1715. Nine children. 

V. JosKF'H. h. 21 Oct. 170-4. He and his de$!cendants form the subject 
of tliis article. 

vi. Bknjamin, h. IS Julv 1700; d. at New Haven 17 Dec. 1706. 

vii. Benjamin, H.A. (Yjile. 1720), M.A. {ih.), b. 15 Oct. 1707; d. in the 
Island of \'irpin Gorda. H.W.I., in 1733. 

viii. Sarah, h. 9 Jan. 1700 10; d. in Philadelphia, Pa., 2 Oct. 1758; m. 
20 July 1727 Rev. Jonathan Edwards, H.A. (Yale, 1720\ M.A. 
{ib.), the well-known theolopian, h. at East Windsor 5 Oct. 1703, 
a. at Princeton, N. J., 22 Mar. 1758, thirty-four days aft<»r his 
installation .as President of the College of New Jersey, s. of Rev. 
Timothy. Eleven children. 

ix. Hkzkkiah. h. 20 May 1712; d. at New Haven 22 Sept. 1741 ; m. there, 
9 Feb. 1736; 7, Lydia Hkmingwat, b. at East Haven 2 Sept. 1716, 

•.\11 placos mentioned in this article are situatoil within the present limits of the State of Con- 
nerticiit. unless another St.ite or region is indicated in the text or may be easily inferred from the 
context. 



90 The Pierponts of North Haven, Conn. [April 

d. at Killingworth 27 May 1779, dau. of Rev. Jacob and Lydia 
(Ball). She m. (2) 2 Mar. 1744/5 Theophilus Morgan. Two 
children. 

"The Descendants of Rev. Thomas Hooker," by Edward Hooker 
(Rochester, N. Y., 1909), and 'Tierrepont Genealogies," by R. 
Burnham Moffat (privately printed, 1913), contain accounts of the 
family of Rev. James^ Pierpont, and adequately set forth his de- 
scendants through James,^ his eldest, and Hezekiah,^ his youngest, 
surviving son. These publications, however, give little more than 
the children and, incompletely, the grandchildren of Joseph,^ third 
son of Rev. James Pierpont. A slightly more extensive account, 
though incomplete and partially inaccurate, of the line of this Joseph 
may be found in "The Descendants of William and Elizabeth Tuttle," 
by George F. Tuttle (Rutland, Vt., 1883), pages 697 and 29. It is 
the aim of the present article to supply an account of this ahnost 
unknown branch of a distinguished family, by setting forth four 
generations of the descendants of Joseph,^ son of Rev. James^ 
Pierpont. 

1. Joseph^ Pierpont (J antes, '^ John^), of North Haven (then a vil- 
lage in the town of New Haven), born at New Haven 21 Oct. 1704, 
died 24 Nov. 1748, aged 45 (gravestone at North Haven). He mar- 
ried, about 1725, Hannah Russell, born at Middletown 23 Feb. 
1705/6, died at North Haven 5 June 1791, daughter of Rev. Noadiah 
and Mary (Hamlin). She married secondly, 5 Aug. 1752, Samuel 
Sackett. 

Joseph Pierpont was commissioned a lieutenant of the Fifth Com- 
pany in New Haven in May 1744. 
Children: 

i. James,4* b. in 1726; d. in 1727. 

2. ii. Samuel, b. 16 Apr. 1729. 

3. iii. Joseph, b. 13 Sept. 1730. 

4. iv. James, b. 2 Oct. 1732. 

V. Dorothy,* d. in infancy. 

5. vi. Benjamin, b. 7 Jan. 1734/5. 

vii. Hannah, b. 12 Nov. 1736; d. 16 Apr. 1816; m. 24 July 1755 Abel 

Brockett, b. 11 Aug. 1725, d. 4 Aug. 1815. 
viii. Mary, b. 20 Oct. 1738; d. 21 June 1773; m. 31 Mar. 1756 Richard 

Brockett, b. 11 Sept. 1727, d. 22 Feb. 1813. 

6. ix. Giles, b. 4 June 1741. 

X. Abigail, b. 6 June 1743; d. 13 Feb. 1815; m. 23 Dec. 1762 Noah 
Ives, b. 4 Dec. 1730, d. 15 Oct. 1800. 

7. xi. Hezekiah, b. 27 Sept. 1745. 

xii. Sarah, b. 31 July 1747; d. 21 Jan. 1801; m. Capt. Peter Eastman, b. 
at Ashford 25 July 1746, d. at North Haven 12 June 1829. 

2. Samuel^ Pierpont (Joseph^, James^, John^), of North Haven, 
born 16 Apr. 1729, died 22 Dec. 1820, aged 92 (gravestone at 
North Haven). He married, 5 Nov. 1751, Elizabeth F^iost, 
born 3 Mar. 1727/8, died 20 Sept. 1804, daughter of Ebenezer 
and Mary (Tuttle). 

He w;as a senior warden of St. John's Church (Protestant 
Episcopal), North Haven. 

*The first and fifth children are so given, perhaps from family records, in the Hooker Genealogy 
(p. 43). Their names do not appear in the public records. 



1921] The Pierponts of North Haven, Conn. 91 

Children:* 

i. Elizaheth,"^ I). 3 July 1752; d. 18 Dec. 1811; m. Jonah Blakeslee, 

b. 8 Sept. 17."3(). 

ii. Hannah, h. IG Juno 1754; m. Collins. 

iii. Samukl, b. If) May 175G; rn. 12 Jan. 1777 ^arah Wolcott, dau. 

of Ebenezer and Rhoda (Todd). He was a Loyalist, and his 

estate was confiscated in 1781. 
iv. THKOD(>siA,t b. 22 Feb. 1758; d. at New Haven 15 July 1806; m. 17 

Nov. 1777 William Walthu, b. 6 Mar. 1752, d. 10 Apr. 1824. 
V. Mabel, b. 28 June 17()(); d. 12 Nov. 1795; in. 1 Feb. 1787 Abraham 

liLAKKSLKE, l). 2 Mar. 1761, d. 28 Mar. 1813. 
vi. Kli, b. 5 .\uK. 1763. 

vii. Abigail, ba[)t. in 1766; d. s.p. 9 Mar. 1S39, aged 73 (gravestone), 
viii. Bethia, b. about 1768; d. at New Haven 19 June 1806; m. Samuel 

SACKi'/rr. 
ix. Ebenezku, ba[)t. in 1771 ; d. 4 Mar. 1S54; m. Lydia Blakeslee, b. 2 

Jul-y 17t)8, d. 22 July 1863, dau. of Jj)el and Elizabeth (Sackett). 

Only child: 1. Iioxana,^h. about 1795; d. s.p. 10 Jan. 1821. 

3. Joseph" Pikrpont {Joseph^, James"-, John^), of North Haven, 

B.A. (Yale, 1751), M.A. (ib.), born 13 Sept. 1730, died 8 Sept. 
1824, ap^od 94. He married first, 21 Oct. 17r)(), Lydia Bassett, 
born 1 Aii^. 1730, died 9 Nov. 1783, daughter of Jo.seph and 
Miriam (Ikadley); and secondly, 26 Oct. 1791, Annis 
(Warner) (Curtis) Blakeslee, born at Waterbury 13 Jan. 
1734/5, died at North Haven 4 Sept. 1800. daughter of John 
and Esther (Scott) Warner and widow of Ebenezer Curtis and 
Noah Blakeslee. 

Joseph Pierpont was first lieutenant, Ninth Company, 
Second Regiment, Connecticut Militia, Oct. 1700, and was 
commissioned captain in May 1704. He was parish clerk for 
59 years, first of the Congregational Society and later of St. 
John's Church. He was the first representative from his town 
(after the incorporation of North Haven) in the Connecticut 
General Assembly, 1787, and was chosen representative eight 
times thereafter. He was also town clerk and justice of the 
peace. 

Children by first wife:t 

8. i. Ezra,' b. 11 July 1757. 

9. ii. Joseph, b. 28 Apr. 1760. 

10. iii. Russell, b. 17 May 1763. 

iv. LVdia, b. IS Nov. 1766; d. 9 Sept. 1788. 
V. Lucy, b. 21 Oct. 1771; d. 4 Nov. 1792. 

11. vi. Daniel, b. 16 May 1775. 

4. James"* Pierpont {Joseph^, James', John^), of North Haven, bom 

2 Oct. 1732, died 27 Dec. 1815. He married Lydia Mans- 
field, § born about 1731, died 15 Dec. 1814, probably daughter 
of John and Sarah (Brockett). 

•The Hooker Genealogy gives the first six children, and incorrectly adds a seventh, James, b. in 
176L d. in 1816. 

fThe name of this child is erroneously given as Theodore in the Hooker Genealogy (p. 83). 

JThe Tuttle Genealogy (p. 097) erroneously gives four children (in addition to those enumerated 
below) by the second wife. 

§Her maiden name is from family records preserved by the antiquarian, Sheldon B. Thorpe of 
North Haven. 



92 The Pierponts of North Haven, Conn. [April 

Children : 

i. Mary,^* b. about 1757; d. 27 June 1832, aged 75 (gravestone at 
Wallingford); m. (1) 20 Oct. 1774 Capt. Timothy Andrus, b. 27 
Apr. 1749, d. 27 Aug. 1789; m. (2) 6 Jan. 1799 Lent Hough of 
Wallingford, b. 4 Apr. 1750, d. 8 Oct. 1837. 

12. ii. Thomas, b. about 1760. 

13. iii. John, bapt. 4 Apr. 1762. 

14. iv. James, bapt. 22 July 1764. 

V. Bede, bapt. 26 June 1768; d. 9 June 1810; m. 29 May 1794 Newbury 

Button, who d. 13 Dec. 1843, aged 78. 
vi. Susanna, bapt. 24 Feb. 1771; d. 2 Nov. 1858; m. 25 Nov. 1796 Capt. 

Nathan Marks, who d. 11 May 1828, aged 56. 
vii. Sarah, bapt. and d. 28 Mar. 1773. 
viii. Eliada, bapt. 20 Aug. 1775; living in North Haven in 1803, when 

he conveyed land to Ruth, wife of John Pierpont. 

5. Benjamin^ Pierpont {Joseph,^ J antes, '^ John^), of North Haven, 

born 7 Jan. 1734/5, died 20 Sept. 1812. He married, 17 Oct. 
1765, Sarah Blakeslee, born 13 May 1738, died 19 Sept. 
1794, daughter of Isaac and Mary (Frost). Their two children 
were baptized in 1780 in St. John's Church. 
Children : 

15. i. Benjamin,^ b. 4 Sept. 1766. 

16. ii. Philemon, b. about 1780. 

6. Giles^ Pierpont {Joseph,^ J antes, ^ John^), of North Haven, born 

4 June 1741, died 16 Jan. 1832. He married, 22 Jan. 1766, 
Elizabeth Cooper, born 20 Mar. 1743/4, died 1 Nov. 1832, 
daughter of Jude and Mehitabel (Brockett). 

He was a sergeant in the militia. 

Children : 

i. LuciNDA,5t b. 1 Dec. 1766; d. s.p. 15 Jan. 1841. 

17. ii. Joel, b. 9 Oct. 1768. 

iii. Esther, b. 27 Oct. 1771; d. 11 Nov. 1857; m. 30 Sept. 1795 Jesbe 

Tuttle, b. 8 Mar. 1771, d. 26 Oct. 1847. 
iv. Eunice, b. 24 Feb. 1775; d. s.p. 3 Aug. 1807. 
V. Zerah, b. 20 July 1779; d. s.p. 10 Nov. 1802. 

18. vi. Giles, b. 31 May 1783. 

7. Hezekiah"^ Pierpont {Joseph,^ James,'^ John^) was born 27 Sept. 

1745. He married, 26 Sept. 1771, Mehitabel Cooper, bom 
12 July 1750, daughter of Jude and Mehitabel (Brockett). 

He was still a resident of North Haven in 1790, and the First 
Census, taken in that year, lists him with one male under 16 
years of age and three females in his family. He removed to 
Rowe, Mass., prior to 5 Dec. 1796 (North Haven Deeds, vol. 
2, p. 118). 

Children:! 

i. Sarah,5 b. about 1773 and bapt. 11 July 1779. 

ii. Hannah, b. about July 1775; d. 14 Sept. 1776. 

iii. Isaac, b. about 1777 and bapt. 11 July 1779. 

iv. AzuBA, bapt. 5 Mar. 1780. 

8. EzRA^ Pierpont {Joseph,^ Joseph,^ James,^ John^), of ''East 

Farms," Waterbury, born 11 July 1757, died 6 Jan. 1842, aged 

•The evidence of the parentage of Mary is circumstantial. 

tThe Tuttle Genealogy (p. 697) erroneously states that she married Todd. 

JLater descendants have not been traced. 



1921] The Pierponts of North Haven, Conn. 93 

84 (gravestone). He married at North Ilaven, 31 Mar. 1783, 
Mauy Blakkrlee, born 10 Oct. 1702, died 27 Sept. 1827, aged 
65 (gravestone), daughter of Isaac and Lydia (Alcott). 
Children, born at Waterbury:* 

i. Chloe," h. 15 Aug. 1783; m. 17 Oct. 1805 Lemuel Hall of 
Cheshire. 

ii. LuTiiEu, b. 8 Feb. 1785; d. 14 Apr. 1862; m. 6 June 1814 Delia 
Maui A Wauoh, who d. 1 Dor. ISGl, aped 70, dau. of Thaddeus of 
J.itrhfiold. Cliildren: 1. Willinm Ilcnn/,' b. 23 Apr. 1815; d. 31 
Auk. 1825. 2. James Edward, b. 18 Feb. 1817; d. 12 Jan. 1864; m. 

Susan E. . 3. Chloe Maria, b. 13 Mar. 1819; d. unm. 7 Oct. 

1888. 4. Emily Cordelia, b. 3 Feb. 1821 ; d. 6 Dec. 1828. 5. Jane 
A.,h. in 1823; d. 18 Sept. 1825, aped 2 years, 5 months. 6. Henrri 
Stiles, b. 8 Mar. 1827; d. 21 Apr. 1878; ni. (1) 28 Apr. 1851 Hannah 
HeecluT, wlio d. Frl). 1856, aped 27; m. (2) SeHna Byinpton, b. 
3 Mar. 1831, d. 24 Nov. 1902. 7. Emilt/ Jane, b. 25 Jan. 1832; d. 
5 Nov. 1902; m. Lyman E. Ba.«vsett of North Haven, b. 27 Feb. 
1827, d. 9 Julv 1901. 

iii. Seaijury, b. 13 Sinr. 17S7; d. 1 Mar. 1829; m. 16 Dee. 1813 Clorana 
Hall, b. 26 June 17S5, d. 6 Aup. 1S56, dau. of .larod of Cheshire. 
Children: 1. Harriet Lmsa,'' b. 25 Sept. 1.S14; d. 10 Oct. 1825. 2. 
Afary Seliva, b. 15 May 1817; m. 20 Jan. 1836 Joseph Welton. 

3. Lun/ Sahnrw, b. 1 Mar. 1820; m. 20 Oct. 1846 Otis Shepurdson. 

4. Afarinh C, b. in 1S24; (\. 28 Feb. 1826, aped 1 vear, 5 months. 

5. Harriet Maria, b. 19 .June 1827; m. 9 Oct. 1848 Aner Bradley, 
iv. Austin, b. 19 May 1791 ; d. 23 June 1848; m. (1) 20 Feb. 1812 Sally 

BeEchkr. who'd. 20 Dec. 1846. aped 52, dau. of Enos; m. (2) 19 

May 1847 Emily ( ) Sperry. Children by first wife: 1. 

EnoH Austin,'' b. 24 .Mar. 1813; d. 9 Jan. 1814. 2. Enos Augustus, 
b. 8 Jan. 1815; d. U) Mar. 1883: m. (Din Oct. 1S37 Ann Moss, b. 10 
Mar. 1814, d. 21 Nov. 1861, dau. of Mof^es and Ann Brooks (Ives); 

m. (2) Abiah M. , who d. 15 June 1889, aped 76. 3. Ezra 

Alonzo, b. 1 Dec. 1817; d. 1 Mar. 1886; m. at Cheshire, 16 Aug. 
1847, Harriet Skinner of Camden, N. Y. 4. Sarah Minen'a, b. 2 
Mar. 1820: d. 24 Sept. 1840; m. 25 June 1S.38 Amos Moss. 5. 
Nancy Jennet, b. 24 Mar. 1822; d. 28 Dec. 1S25. 6. Charles 
Joseph, b. 11 Mar. 1825; d. 27 Mar. 1884; m. 20 Apr. 1846 Mary 
Anna Warner. 7. .4 son, b. in 1828; d. 24 Dec. 1828. 8. Ernily 
Jennet, h. 15 June 1830; m. 24 Apr. 1848 Amos J. Beers of New- 
town. 9. WiUia7n Seahm/. b. 23 June 18.33; d. 14 Nov. 1883; m. 

Desdemona . b. 10 Apr. 1848, d. 11 Sei)t. 1905. 10. Ellen 

Maria, b. 10 June 1840. 

V. Lucy, b. 26 July 1793. 

vi. Ezra Stiles, b. about 1796; d. 12 Aug. 1828. 

vii. Joseph E., b. about 1800; d. 1 Nov. 1821. 

9. Joseph^ Pierpoxt (Joseph,* Joseph,^ James,^ John^), of North 
Haven, born 28 Apr. 1760, died 30 June 1833. He married, 
26 Oct. 1789, Esther Bishop, born 2 Apr. 1767, died 16 Aug. 
1826, daujihter of Abel and Chloe (Todd). 
Children : 

i. Lydia," b. 30 Oct. 1790; m. HEALD.f 

ii. DexXnis, b. 1 Dec. 1793; d. 29 Sept. 1794. 

iii. AsAHEL, of New Haven, b. 16 Oct. 1796; d. 6 Mar. 1880; m. (1) 19 
Nov. 1823 Lois Thorpe, who d. 21 Oct. 1826, aped 25; m. (2) 24 
Oct. 1830 Mary Thorpe, who d. 11 Aug. 1847, aged 44; m. (3) 29 
Nov. 1849 Sar.^h Ann Coon, who d. 22 June 1853, aged 41; m. 
(4) Frances Ann Hall of Cheshire, who d. 1 Jan. 1886, aged 72. 

•The probate and land records of Waterbury. which the compiler has lacked opportunity to 
search, might furnish additional data on this family. 

tThere are very few entries of this name in North Haven. A Lydia Heald married, 28 Nov. 
1842, Lyman Todd. 



94 The Pierponts of North Haven, Conn. [April 

Child by first wife: 1. Henry L.^ b. about 1826; d. 10 Apr. 1861; 

m. 11 Oct. 1848 Jane M. Shepard, who d. 26 Aug. 1904, aged 77. 

Child by second wife: 2. Lucas Alonzo, b. about Mar. 1833; d. 

27 Jan. 1837. Child (? by third wife) : 3. Sarah Ann, m. WiUiam 

R. Tyler, 
iv. A SON, b. in 1800; d. 28 Feb. 1800. 
V. Maey, b. 28 Feb. 1802; m. 13 Sept. 1820 John S. Bunnell of North 

Branford. 
vi. Belinda, b. 29 Dec. 1804; m. 3 May 1825 Levi S. Bigelow of New 

Haven, 
vii. George, b. 15 Oct. 1808. 
viii. Lucy, b. 1 Dec. 1810. 

10. Russell^ Pierpont {Joseph,^ Joseph,^ J antes, ^ John^), of Hamden, 

born 17 May 1763, died 12 Dec. 1844. He married, 3 Dec. 
1790, Sarah Miles Tuttle, born 2 Feb. 1770, died 25 Aug. 
1841, daughter of Samuel and Bethia (Miles). 
Children : 

i. Nancy,« b. 9 Jan. 1792; d. 8 July 1878; m. in Jan. 1814 her second 
cousin, Leonard Pierpont (13, i), q.v., b. about 1791, d. about 
1855. 

ii. Ammi Miles, b. 20 Mar. 1799; d. s.p. 23 June 1850. 

iii. Bethia, b. 2 Feb. 1805; d. 25 Apr. 1843; m. in Oct. 1827 John 
Thompson of East Haven. 

iv. Sally Rosetta, b. 13 Nov. 1808; m. 24 Dec. 1835 Elias Ford. 

v. Russell, b. and d. 11 June 1814. 

11. Daniel^ Pierpont {Joseph,"^ Joseph,^ James, ^ John^), of North 

Haven, born 16 May 1775, died 16 Nov. 1851. He married, 
26 Sept. 1799, Esther Humiston, born 23 May 1774, died 17 
Aug. 1864, daughter of Samuel and Mary (Gill). 

He succeeded his father as town clerk of North Haven. 

Children : 

i. Bede,6 b. 10 Dec. 1800; d. 21 Feb. 1851; m. 15 June 1823 her second 

cousin, Merritt Sackett Pierpont (16, i), q.v., b. 8 Oct. 1799. 
ii. Elias, of New Haven, b. 21 Apr. 1803; d. 12 Aug. 1883; m. (1) 28 

Sept. 1831 SoPHRONiA L. Gill, who d. 18 Oct. 1841, aged 32, dau. 

of John and Lucy (Foote) ; m. (2) 24 Aug. 1842 Grace Bradley, 

dau. of Beriah. Child by first wife: 1. Harriet A.,"^ m. Austin B. 

Fuller, 
iii. Esther, b. 1 Sept. 1805; d. 26 Sept. 1836; m. 30 Apr. 1829 Ezra 

Stiles 
iv. Harriet", b. 13 Feb. 1808; d. s.p. 4 May 1886. 
V. Sally, b. 10 Dec. 1811; d. 27 July 1831. 
vi. Jared,* b. 24 June 1814; d. 19 Dec. 1846; m. Fanny T. . 

Child: 1. Jared Le Grand ^ of Oxford, N. Y.f 
vii. Rupus, b. 5 Mar. 1818; d. in Aug. 1855; m. at Waterbury, 14 Sept. 

1847, Harriet Richards, dau. of Luther Abijah of Vermont. 

Children: 1. Elias Richard,'' b. 28 Nov. 1849; d. 29 Jan. 1850. 

2. Daniel Hohart, b. in 1851; d. s.-p. in 1874. 3. Joseph, b. 11 Mar. 

1853; m. 20 May 1875 Harriet B. Brockett. 4. George Rufus, of 

Salem, Va., b. 3 Sept. 1854; m. Anna Cheney. 

12. Thomas^ Pierpont (James,^ Joseph,^ James, ^ John^), of North 

Haven, born about 1760, died in the West Indies 28 Mar. 
1795. He married, 13 Dec. 1781, Elizabeth Bishop, born 

•Called of Smithville, N. Y., on his gravestone at North Haven. 

fFanny T. Pierpont, as guardian to Jared Le Grand Pierpont of Oxford, N.Y., petitioned for the 
sale of real estate which was set to said minor from the estate of Daniel Pierpont. Neither Jared 
Le Grand Pierpont nor his legal representatives are named among the heirs at law of Jared Le 
Grand's aunt, Harriet Pierpont (11, iv), and he is believed to have died s.p. 



1921] The Pierponts of North Haven, Conn. 95 

16 Oct. 1759, died about 1836, daughter of James and Patience 
(Todd). She married secondly Hall. . 

Thomas Pierpont served as a private in the Sixth Company, 
First Regiment,* in 1775. 

Children : 

i. Hannah," b. about 1786; d. 24 Jan. 1816. 

ii. Andrew, b. about 1788; d. 31 Dec. 1819; m. 31 Dec. 1811 Mercy 
Barnes, b. 30 Mav 1789, d. 20 May 1840, dau. of Joshua and 
Mercy (Tuttle). Children: 1. Louann,'' b. 23 Jan. 1813; d. 29 
Feb. 1848; m. 24 Oct. 1836 John D. Post. 2. Charles Thomas^ b. 
14 Mar. 1814; d. 10 Nov. 1863; m. 24 Nov. 1836 Grace Todd, b. 
in 1816, d. in 1907. 3. Hannah Rebecca, b. 13 Jan. 1816; d. s.p. 
25 Jan. 1864. 4. Byard Barnes,] b. 27 Oct. 1817; d. s.p.; m. 21 
Sept. 1851 Eunice Tuttle, b. 19 Jan. 1827, d. 15 Apr. 1879, dau. of 
Zerah Pierpont and Maria (Todd). 5. Eunetia, b. 11 Sept. 1819; 
d. s.p. 

iii. Edward, b. about 1791 ; d. 5 Sept. 1794. 

iv. NoYES, b. about 1793; d. 5 Sept. 1794. 

V. Thomas, bapt. 22 Nov. 1795; d. s.p. 19 Sept. 1812. 

13. JoHN^ Pierpont (James,* Joseph,^ James,^ John^), of North 

Haven, baptized 4 Apr. 1762, died in 1852. He married, 26 
Feb. 1789, Ruth Stiles, born 1 Apr. 1760, daughter of Isaac' 
and Mabel (Clark) and niece of Ezra Stiles, President of Yale 
College. He served as a gunner in Colonel Lamb's artillery 
from 1777 to 1781. 
Children : 

i. Leonard,^ b. about 1790; d. about 1855; m. in Jan. 1814 his second 
cousin, Nancy Pierpont (10, i), b. 9 Jan. 1792, d. 8 July 1878. 
Children: 1. Sarah Jeannette,'^ b. 15 Nov. 1815; m. 18 Aup. 1839 
James "M. Caul. 2. John Russell, b. in Aug. 1816; d. 20 Aug. 
1874; m. Mercy Elvira Blakcslee, dau. of Levi. 3. Julia Eliza, 
b. 2 July 1820; m. 19 June 1842 Joseph Chipman. 4. Cornelia 
Rosette, b. in 1823; m. 25 Nov. 1847 George R. Cooper. 5. Horace, 
h. in Dec. 1825; d. in a hospital near Baton Rouge, La., in 1863 or 
1864, while serving in the Army; m. 25 Oct. 1846 Almira Jones. 

ii. Polly, b. about 1792; d. 19 Feb. 1888; m. 29 Nov. 1813 Augustus 
MuNSON, b. 20 Aug. 1788, d. 3 Sept. 1873. 

iii. A cijiLD, d. in infancy 5 Sept. 1793. 

iv. Alfred, bapt. 5 Apr. 1795; d. 22 Sept. 1870; m. 4 Dec. 1821 Eliza 
Potter, who d. 2 Oct. 1888, aged 87. Children: 1. Almira,'' m. 
3 June 1844 Bela H. Foote of Northford. 2. Adaline, m. 4 June 
1851 John Henry Frost. 3. Martha, m. 7 Sept. 1853 Samuel F. 
Potter, b. 11 Aug. 1825, d. 6 June 1874. 

V. Elisa, bapt. 21 Jan. 1798; d. in 1875 or 1876; m. Harvey Treat. 

vi. Almira, bapt. 21 June 1801; d. 12 Mar. 1880; m. 14 Feb. 1821 Jabez 
Turner Potter, b. 17 Jan. 1796, d. 1 Sept. 1871. 

vii. Emilia, bapt. 29 July 1804; d. 7 May 1891, aged 88 years, 11 months; 
m. 15 Feb. 1825 Erastus Robinson. 

14. James^ Pierpont {James,* Joseph,^ James,^ John^), of North 

Haven, baptized 22 July 1764, died in 1830. He married 
LuciNDA Todd, born 22 Apr. 1770, died 24 Mar. 1804, daughter 
of Gideon and Prudence (Tuttle). 
Children 4 

•Raised in New Haven County. This Thomas Pierpont is to be distinguished from Thomsis 
Pierpont of Middletown, who served from 17 June to 16 Nov. 1776 and enhsted in 1778 for three 
years. 

tin all records subsequent to that of birth he is called Byard A[ndrew]. 

JBirths not on record; and since no record of the distribution of their father's estate has been 
found, this list of children is perhaps not complete. 



98 Inscriptions at Bakersfield, Vt. [April 

dren: 1. Margaretta,'' b. at Brooklyn, N. Y., 20 May 1847; m. 1 
June 1871 Leonard Forbes Beckwith, b. 16 July 1844, d. 18 Nov. 
1895; four cliildren. 2. Edward, B.A. (Christ Church College, 
Oxford, 1882), b. 30 June 1860; d. s.p. in Rome, Italy, 16 Apr. 
1885; he was the author of a volume entitled ''From Fifth Avenue 
to Alaska" (New York, 1884), was a fellow of the Royal Geo- 
graphical Society of England, was appointed secretary of the U.S. 
Legation at Rome, and at the time of his death was acting as 
charg6 d'affaires there. 

Children by second wife : 

iii. Elmon, b. 19 Jan. 1816; d. 19 Mar. 1816. 

iv. Zerah, b. 25 Feb. 1817; d. s.p. 30 Nov. 1842. 

V. Guy, of Rockford, 111., b. 23 Apr. 1820; d. in 1870; m. 21 May 1845 

Jerusha Gaylord of Cheshire. Children: 1. Lena,'^ m. Samuel 

N. Jones. 2. Theron G., m. 25 Oct. 1878 Helen M. Blakeman. 

3. Watson T. 
vi. Eunice, b. 23 Mar. 1822; d. 17 Sept. 1851; m. 1 May 1844 Samuil 

Anson Tuttle. 
vii. Sylvia, b. 17 Mar. 1824; d. 29 Mar. 1853; m. 13 Nov. 1843 Henbt 

M. Bradley, b. 31 May 1819, d. 11 May 1875. 
viii. Laura, b. 12 Aug. 1826; d. 3 Jan. 1843. 
ix. Elmon, of Kansas, b. 3 Dec. 1828; m. Caroline S. Warner. 



INSCRIPTIONS IN THE TOWN CEMETERY 
AT THE VILLAGE OF BAKERSFIELD, VT. 

Copied and communicated by Herbert Williams Denio, A. M., 

of New York City 

[Concluded from page 28] 

Tillotson. 
Lucille 1903-1009.* [Lucille Evaline, dau. of Burton 0. and Mabel 
(Nichols) Tillotson, b. Oct. 8, 1903, d. Sept. 21, 1909, a. 5 years, 11 
months, 13 days.] 
Stephen C. Tillotson 1834-1899 [Son of John and Lucretia Tillotson, b. 
at Water\'ille, \i., d. Dec. 22, 1899, a. 66 years, 12 days.] 

His W^ife Mariett J. Doane 1840- [Dau. of Harvey and Persie 
(Howe) Doane, b. Feb. 5, 1840, d. July 29, 1917.] 

Their Sons 
James H. 1860-1881. 
Appleton J. 1856-1900. 
Died May 8 1880 Harland H. Totman Aged 18 Years. [Son of T. C. and 

Lizzie (Perkins) Totman, a. 18 years, 2 months, 8 days.] 
Thomas C. Totman, Died June 9, 1869, M. 40 Y'rs. 
Harrison Otis Towne died Julj^ 6^^ 1814. aged 6 years Son of Amos & Hannah 

B. Towne. 
Dezoa Tupper wife of T. L. Tupper Born 1851— Died 1901. [Dau. of Solon 
and Nancy Tupper, d. Feb. 10, 1901, a. 51 years, 8 months, single 
[sicl 1 
Edmund Tupper Born 1803. 
Harriet Tupper, pied Jan. 19, 1870, M. 66 Y'rs.f 

•This inscription, accompanying the Tillotson monument, ie on a marker. 
tDaughter of Capt. Thomas Tupper. — M.L.S. 



1921] Inscriptions at Hnkrrs field, Vt. 99 

Jack.snii Tui)i)cr Born Oct. 31, 1817. Died kxig. 23, 1S93. (Son of Thomas 
and Sarah (Stchhins) TupfXT, a. To years, 9 months. 23 davs.) 

His Wife Caroline S. 8. rarkhurst Born Aug. 2!», 1829." Died July 

7, 190'). 
Kred S. Tupikt Born Der. 31, is:)2. Died Apr. 16, 1915 
licwi.s Tuppor died July .s. 1M3, Aj^ed 34 years. 
Nancy A. Wife of Solon Tuppor Died Sept. 21, 1S71, AL. 51 Ys. ^ 8 Ms. 

(Dau. of MlH'nezer and Mlyira Tui)Jht \sic\, b. in Maaeachusetts.] 
U. Tiippcr i'orn .Ian. 21. ISll. Died S-pt. IS, IhlX). (Ren.swlaer. son of 
Thomas and Sarali (Stebhins) Tuf>|K'r, a. 79 yearn, 7 months, 20 days.) 
Ili^ Wife Abi^^ail Tliay^-r Born March 21, 1S13. Died Febr. 2, 1875. 

(b. in Acworth, N. H., a. til years, 10 months, 11 days.) 
Charles K. TupfHT Born May 12, 18-10, Died Dec. 13, 18(51. Co. G. 

2 Hej:. \'t. \'<)1. Burie<i at Camp (Iriflin \*a. 
Addle TupjKT Born Mareh 3. 1.M4. Died Feb. 8. 1862. [Adaline M.. 
dau. of iienselaer and Abigail (Thayer) Tui)i)er, a. 17 years, 11 
montlis, 5 days, single.] 
Nettie Tui)jK'r"liom June 19. IMS. Diinl July 17, 1897. [Dau. of 
Hensclaer and .\big:iil (Thayer) Tuppcr, a. 19 years, a teacher, 
single.) 
R. Kugene TupiHT Wc 21. 18,'vS Feb. S, 1911. 

Sarah Wife of Thomas TupjHT l)ie<l July 8, 18.52. Aged 71 y's 9 ma. 
Sarah TupiHT Born .\pr. 11, 1SI5. l)ie<l 1907. 
Solon TupiHT Di«Kl S<>i)t. 21, 1889 j\\. 76 Y'rs. [Son of Thomas and Sarah 

(Stebbins) Tui)|kt, a. 76 years, 7 months. 13 days, ssidower.) 
Solon S. son of Solon & Nancy Tapper, Died Apr. io, 1848, in the 3 y'r of 

his ago. 
Capt. Tliomas Tup|XT. Ditnl Oct. 6, 1865, Xt. 89 ys. & 7 nu*. (Son of Israel 
and DelH>rah TupiHT, b. in Sandwich, Mass., a. 89 years, 7 months, 
3 days.] 
Baby Tupi)or DicKl Sept. 18, 18.S9 Al. 4 Y'rs A 8 m'?. [Thomas L., son of 

Thomas L. and Dezoa N. Tupjx^r. illegitimate.] 
In memory of John Tyler of North lirookfield Ma^is. who died Feb. 17. 1813. 

.Ft. 6S years. 
Harvey I'pton, A*j. 77 Y'ru. Jan. 6, 1887. 

*IIis Wife Mahala C.iddens .F:. 40 Y'rs & 3 Ms. Aug. 9, 1867. [Dau. 

of William and Bt't>ey (lidtlings] 
Oliye B. Fpton, A^.. 82 Y'rs & 3 Ms. Mar. 1, 1893.* 
John r. Urban 18()S- 

Ilis Wife C\mstancea. Clark 1869-1916 [Aola Constanc, dau. of 
Henry White and Elizabeth (Muse) Clark, b. at Bath, England, 
(1. June 13. 1916. a. 47 years. 1 month. 27 days.] 
Nancy, daughter of Haryey & Sarah \'ernal. dial Apr. 29, 1853. Aged 

13 years 6 mo's i^- 17 d'ys. 
Henry C. son of J. H. i"t E.' S. Walker died Aug. 21 1845. M. 10 months, 

24 days. 
Hill S. Wanzer 1846-1917 

His Wife Jane A. Oyitt 1S47- 
Julia M. 1873-1878 
Sidney H. Wanzer 1858-1914 [Son of Thomas and Susan (Crow) Wanzer, 
b. July IS. 1S5S. d. Apr. 11. 1914. a. 55 years, 8 months, 24 days.] 
His Wife Helen A. Soule 185S-BX)5 
Infant Daughter Apr. 30, Aug. 13, 1892 
Samuel Marshia Jr. 1862-1898 
Florence Holmes Marshia Wanzer 1874- 
Clarissa, wife of Joseph Waterman, Died Oct. 11, 1851. Aged 64 y'rs. 11 mo's. 

•Sister of Harvey Upton. 
VOL. LXXV. 7 



100 Inscriptions at Bakersjield, Vt. [April 

Dorothy, E Wife of C Waterman Died Feb. 24 1857 M. 32. [Dorithie A. 

Waterman, dau. of Tim and Mary Adams, b. in Enosburgh, Vt., d. 

Feb. 25, 1857, a. 31 years, 11 months, 23 days.] 
Storrs son of Joseph and Clarissa Waterman, Died Oct. 3^ 1837. Aged 

20 years. 

C. H. Watson Born May 18, 1844. Died Sept. 2, 1900. Co. 110 Reg. [Son 

of James J. and Clarissa Watson.] 
Betsey M. Wife of D. B. Webster, Died Apr. 12, 1875, M. 68 y's. 3 m's. 

D. B. Webster Died March 4, 1888. M. 87 Y'rs. 

Eunice M. daughter of Daniel & Betsey M. Webster: Died Feby 15*^ 1827. 
Aged 4 months. 

Jason C. Son of D. B. & B. M. Webster, died Apr. 26. 1865. M. 19 yrs 5 
mo. & 14 days. 

Capt. Joel Webster Died Feby 14th 1813. Aged 40 years, 

Judson C. Webster Born Dec. 31, 1834. Died Sept. 4, 1887. [Son of Colum- 
bus and Matilda (Blaisdell) Webster, b. at Enosburg, Vt., a. 52 years, 

8 months, 4 days.] 

His Wife Orrilla R. Field Born Feb. 26, 1836, Died May 9, 1892. 
Clara M. Webster, Born Jan. 1, 1866. Died Aug. 12, 1872. Daughter 
of Judson C. and Orrilla Webster* 
Robert D. son of Daniel & Betsey M. Webster died'Aug. 18*^ 1832. Aged 
4 years & 5 months. 

Weightman 
Willard Weightman 
His Wife Mertie E. Died Jan. 20, 1902, M. 22 Y'rs. [Mytie, dau. 

of Samuel and Julia Austm, b. at Potter, P. Q.] 
Clarence G. Infant son Died July 29, 1901. M. 2 Y'rs. & 2 Mo's. 
[Clarence Geo., son of Daniel La\vrence and Miss Cant well, b. at 
Sheldon, Vt., adopted by Willard Weightman, d. July 28, 1901, 
a. 2 years, 2 months, 12 days, accidentally burned.] 

Wells 
Arthur C. Wells May 30, 1876- 
His Wife Lizzie E. Pierce Sept. 4 1878- July 1, 1913t 

Wells 
Asahel C. WeUs Born Aug. 23, 1822 Died Jan. 14, 1878. [Son of Judah 
Wells, b. at Athens, Vt., d. Jan. 11, 1878, a. 55 years, 4 months, 
19 daj^s, committed suicide.] 
His Wife Mahala W. Gleason Born July 3, 1820 Died Dec. 8, 1908 
Betsey Wife of Judah WeUs. Died Sept. 28. 1857, M. 77 y. 2 m. 18 d. [b. 

in Townshend, Vt., d. Sept. 18, 1857, a. 77 years.] 
Betsey FulKngton Wife of Eh N. WeUs, Died Feb. 4 1878, M. 61 Y's 8 
l^i's. [Dau. of Jonathan Fullington, b. at Cambridge, Vt., a. 61 years, 

9 months, 7 days.] 

Cordie M. Dau. of H. H. & S. S. Wells. Died July 11, 1871, ^E. 3 Y's. & 
3 Mo's.t 

E. S. Wells 1850-1884 [Erasmus S., son of Eh and Betsey (Fulhngton) 

Wells, d. Feb. 14, 1884, a. 36 years, 1 month, 12 days.] 

C. E. Banister His Wife 1845-1911 [C. EUen Dean, dau. of Knight 

Banister.] § 
NeUie E. 1872-1890 [Dau. of Erasmus and Ellen (Banister) Wells, 

d. June 9, 1890, a. 18 years, 3 months, 14 days.] 
Blanche M. 1879-1896 [Dau. of Erasmus and Ellen (Banister) 

Wells, d. Apr. 27, 1896, a. 17 years, 1 month, 3 days.] 

*A marker in this lot reads "Carl." 

tA marker in this lot reads "Mother." 

{Daughter of Harrison H. and S. S. Wells. 

§C. Ellen Banister married (1) Erasmus S. Wells and (2) Tmman Dean. 



1921] Inscriptions at Baker sfield, Vt. 101 

Minnie M. 1883-1884 [Dau. of Erasmus and Ellen (Banister) Wells, 

d. Feb. 16, 1884, a. 7 months, 2 days.] 
K. 11'inistor 1809-1889 [Knight, son of Cranson Banister, b. at 

Bichford, Vt., d. Dec. 4, 1889, a. 80 years, 1 month, 25 days.] 
A. Allen His Wife 1809-1889 [Orilla (Allen) Banister, dau. of Nathan 
and Theodora Allen, b. in Richford, Vt., d. Nov. 19, 1889, a. 80 
years, 7 months, "accidentally fall down stairs cause of death."] 
fEdson A. Wells, see inscription to P. C. Leach.] 
Eli Wells, Died I'cb. 20, 1870, yE. 24 ys. k 7 ms. [Son of Eli N. and Betsey 

(Eullerton) Wells, a. 24 years, 7 months, 1 day, a mechanic] 
EU N. Wells Died Sept. 25, 1885 M. 75 Y's & 9 M's. [Eli Newton, son of 
Judah and Fanny Wells, b. at Athens, Vt., a. 75 years, 10 months, 5 
days, widower.] 

Wells 
Francis N. Wells Died May 18, 1913, M. 74 Y'rs. [Francis Newell, 
son of (^eneth and Laura (Newell) Wells, b. at Fairfax, Vt., June 
10, 1839, a. 73 vears, 11 months, 8 davs.j 
lOllen A. Daniels Wife of F. N. Wells Died Dec. 23, 1897. M. 56 
Y'rs. [Dau. of Clid(M)n and Marv Daniels, b. at St. Albans, Vt.] 
Judah Wells, Died Oct. 27, 1853. Aped 71 vears. 
Lillian A. Wells Wife of E. C. Holmes. 1S7(>- LS!)7.* 
Loren C. Wells Died Dec. 3. 1863, /E. 20 ys. k 9 ras. [Son of EH N. and 

Betsey Wells, a. 20 years, 9 months, 2i\ days.] 
Lucian Wells Died May 17, 1913 A^j. ()5 Y'rs. [Lucian Ix?muel, son of Eli 
Newton and Betsey (Fullington) Wells, b. Apr. 18, 1848, a. ijb years, 
29 dnvs.j 

Lucia I. Wife of L. L. Wells Died Jan. 6, 1879. M. 29 Y'rs. [Dau. 
of John A. and Fanny (CJrice) Ix»arned, b. at Berkshire, Vt., a. 
29 years, 10 months, 11 da vs.] 
Harland N. son of L. L. & L. I. Wells Die<l Mar. 12, ISSS. M. 16 
Y'rs. [a. 16 years, 6 months, 8 days.] 
Nellie E. (Nutting) (Hull) Wells, see inscription to Horace D. Hull.] 
Geo. Weston Died Nov. 20, 1S28. Aged 41 y'rs. & 9 mo.s. 
Martin J. Weston, Died July 8, 1876, /E. 52 Years. [Son of George and 

Sylvia (Streeter) Weston, a. 52 vears, 8 months, 20 davs, single.] 
Sylvia Streeter, Wife of Geo. Weston, Died Mar. 21, 1877, JE. 80 Ys & 4 ms. 
Aaron Wheeler Died Sept. 13, 1890. .E. 70 Y'rs. 

His Wife Lucy Chase. Died April 22, 1885. M. 58 Y'rs. [Dau. of 
Seth and Electa Chase, b. at Waitsfield, Vt., a. 58 j'ears, 3 months, 
8 davs.] 
Caroline Wife of Hiram Wheelock Died Dec. 21, 1898. M. 68 Y'rs.f 
Little Effie Effie M. Dau. of H. K. & H. M. Wlieelock. Died May 3, 

1858. M. 4 Y's. [a. 4 vears, 3 days.] 
Elame. son of Alden D. k Elizabeth C. Wheelock died Oct. 31, 1856. aged 

4 m's 16 ds. 
EUzabeth C Perkins, Wife of Alden D. ^^^leelock, Died Oct. 24, 1869, Aged 

39 years. A good Mother. Effie. 
Emerson Wheelock Died Dec. 16, 1902. M. 85 Y'rs. 

Martha. Wife of Emerson Wheelock Died Sept. 8, 1886 M. 62 y'rs. 
[Dau. of Eliphalet and Mahala (Reynolds) Carpenter, b. in Belvi- 
dere, Vt., a. 61 years, 11 months, 11 days, committed suicide by 
hanging in Waterville, Vt.] 
Lucius B. son of Emerson & Martha Wheelock Died Dec. 10, 1886 
M. 32 Y'rs. [Lucius Benjamin, a. 32 years, 3 months, 12 days.) 

•This inscription should have been printed in the early part of this article, in vol. 74, p. 315. 
fShe married (1) Samuel Jones of Johnson, Vt. — m.l.s. 



102 Inscriptions at Bakersfield, Vt. [April 

Eugene Son of H. K. & H. M. Wheelock. Died Aug. 18, 1865, M. 21 yrs. 

H. Corinne Wheelock Oct. 10, 1841 Apr. 14, 1902 

Hannah M. Wife of H. K. Wheelock, Died Jan. 10, 1862, Aged 39 Yts & 

10 Mo. [Dau. of Aaron and Maria Smith, a. 38 years, 9 months, 9 
days.] 

Hannah P. Wife of Emerson Wheelock died July 24 1848. in the 20 year 

of her age. 
Hiram K. Wheelock Died March 12, 1886. JE. 72 Y'rs. [Hiram Knight, 

son of Moses and Faithful (Knight) Wheelock, d. March 17, 1886, a. 

72 years, 1 month, 28 days.] 
Lucius E. son of Emerson & Martha Wheelock, Died Sept. 28, 1851. Aged 

7 mo's & 24 d'ys. 
Maria E. Converse Wife of H. D. WTieelock. Died Aug. 7, 1889. M. 33 

Y'rs. [Dau. of Josiah and Minerva E. (Parker) Converse, a. 32 years, 

11 months, 6 days.] 

Rosett I. Dau. of H. K. & H. M. Wheelock Died Jan. 21, 1859. JE. 13 yrs 
& 9 mo. [Rosett S., dau. of Hiram K. and Hannah (Smith) Wheelock, 
a. 13 years 4 months.] 

W. Ashley Wheelock 1847-1894 [Ashley, son of Emerson and 

(PhilHps) Wheelock, d. Oct. 9, 1894, a. 46 years, 2 months, 29 days.] 
His Wife Thankful M. Armstrong 1853-1906 
Polly Fletcher, Wife of Anthony AVhite, Died June 20, 1871, M. 74 y'rs. 

[b. in Richford, Vt., a. 78 years.] 
WiUie A. son of Orrin & Harriet Whit©, Died Mar. 13, 1864, M. 6 Ys. [b. 
in Berkshire, Vt.] 

Whitney 
Merton A. Born Sept. 29, 1904 Died Aug. 2, 1906. 
Rodney D. Born June 19, 1906 Died June 12, 1907 
Sons of M. H. & H. M. Whitney 
Morton H. ^\Tiitney 1876-1912 

Whitney* 
Wm Arnold 1849-1914 [Son of Barthelomew and Sarah (Pearsons) 
Whitney, b. at Frankhn, Vt., March 4, 1849, d. May 23, 1914, a. 
65 years, 2 months, 19 days.] 
Edward 1873-1885. [Eddie 0., son of W. A. and E. H. (Hurlbert) 
Whitney, b. at Sheldon, Vt., d. Nov. 18, 1885, a. 12 years, 4 months, 
12 days.] 
Wayland 1870-1885. [Son of W. A. and E. H. (Hurlbert) Whitney, b. 
at Sheldon, Vt., d. Nov. 18, 1885, a. 6 years, 9 months, 7 days.] 
Mother Elanor E. Fleming Wife of Sebra P. Wilcox 1822-1898. [Dau. 
of Sami and Nancy Fleming, b. in Fletcher, Vt., d. Mar. 17, 1898, a. 

76 years, 2 months, 11 days, widow.] 

Noah Wilcox Died June 11, 1860 M. 77 yrs & 4 mo. [b. in Hoosac, N. Y., a. 

77 years.] 

Father Sebra P. Wilcox. Died May 11, 1885. JE. 66 Y'rs. 
Weltha Wife of Noah Wilcox Died Dec. 23, 1862. JE. 83 Yrs. 
Sacred to the Memory of Ebenezer Wilkinson, who died Feb'y l^t 1831. in 

the 69^^ Year of his age. 
In Memory of Ichabod Wilkinson, who died Nov. 17*^ 1826. Aged 62 

years. 
Sacred to the Memory of Joseph Wilkinson, who died Feb'y 22^ 1815. in 

the 84th year of his age. 
Prudence Wife of Ebenezer Wilkinson Died Dec. 10 1854. Aged 83 Years. 
Sarah Wilkinson wife of Ichabod Wilkinson, died Feb. 24^1^ 1814. aged 34 

years. 

*The individual inscriptions accompanying this monument are on markers. 



1921] Inscriptions at Baker sfield, Vt. 103 

Eddie Willott Died at Kvansville Ind. Mar. 6, 1868, Ae. 13 Y're. 
Nathani(>l Willett Mar. 8 1803-Dcc. 0, 1S73 [b. at Chazy, N. Y., a. 70 
years, 7 months.) 
Sarah R. Willett Feb. 19, 1814-Oct. IG, 1898 

Willey* 
Sylvester Willey 1851-1903 
Mary K. Willey 1857- 
In Memory of Anna, Wife of Elezer A. Williams who died Dec. 21, 1829 in 

the 31»^ (?1 year of Ikt age. 
Betsey P. Williams Died March 31, 1833 M. 30 Years. 
Ebenezor Williams Died Dor. 14, IMS A\. SO Years. 

Emily A. Wife of (;. W. Williams. Died Jan. 27, 1880. Aged 62 Y'rs. A 
. 1 Mo. (Dau. of Zebulon and Ixjnny Ixjach, b. in Bakersfield, a. 61 
years, 1 month, (hivs, widow.] 
G. W. Williams. Died Jan. 20, 1877. Aged 69 Y'rs. & 4 Mo's. [George 

W., son of Ebenezor Williams, a. 68 years, 4 months, 12 days.] 
Joseph F. Williams Died Sept. 9, IS.'^l /E. 19 Years. 
Keziah Wife of l^bcnezer Williams Died Sept. 26, 1863. Ae. 85 Ys. 
Capt. Merrit B. Williams Co. G. 13^^ [sic, lO^h) Reg. Vt. vol. wounded at 
the batde of Gettysburg Pa. Died Sept. 27th 1S63. JE. 23 Ys. (Son 
of George W. an(l Ijnily Williams, d. in Bakersfield, a. 23 years, 4 
months, 19 davs.j 
Jane L. Pvundnll Wife of TXivid Wibon Bom 1833 Died 1914 

James H. Wil.^on 1N)1--19 
(Mary S. (Worthing) (Perkins) Wil.son, see inscription to Aaron Worthing.) 
Hon.*W'>' CamplK'll Wilson Horn July 2 1812. At Cambridge, Vt., Died 
April 16, 1882, At Rochester, Minn. 

Clarissa A. Pratt His Wife Died Jan. 23, 1869. M. 52 Y'rs. [Cla- 
rissa A. P., dau. of Jeremiah and liet^ey (Partridge) Pratt, d. Jan. 
20, 1869.) 
Marion L. Dau. of Hon. W. C. & C. Wilson Died Dec. 13, 1852. 

yE. 5 Yrs. 6 Mos. 
Wm De Forest Wilson 1836-1900 
Lucretia D. Wife of W. D. Wilson, 183,5-1891. 

Frankie S. son of W. D. & Lucretia D. WiL^on Died at St. Albans 

July 24. 1870, .¥>. 11 Yrs. 7 Mos. 21 Dys. 

Gideon Wood, Born Mar. 20, 1830, Died Dec. 30, 1905. [Son of Uriel and 

Susan (Billings) Wood, b. May 30, 1830, d. Dec. 27, 1905, a. 75 years, 

6 months, 29 davs.Jt 

Norman F. Wood, Y)\cd Apr. 21, 1865, JE. 31 Ys. [b. in Fletcher, Vt., a. 

31 years, 5 months, 17 days, an attorney.] 
Little Willie. [Willard IL, son of N. F. and Jane Wood, b. in Croyden, 
N. H., d. Dec. 10, 1864, a. 4 months.) 

Woodard 
Oscar F. Died Aug. 1, 1867, .E. 1 Y'r 11 M's. IS D's. 
Ernest B. Died Jan. 2, 1873. JE. 1 Y'r 3 M's. 20 D's. 

Sons of O. B. & Amelia A. Woodard 
Lena May Dau. of O. B. & Amelia A. Woodard Died Jan. 30, 1885, 
JE. 17 Y's 6 M's. 21 D's. 
Aaron Worthing JE. 83 Yrs June 18, 1888. [Son of Abner and Sally (Bar- 
low) Worthing, b. in Barnard, Vt., a. 83 years, 24 days.) 

His Wife Electa M. Barnes JE. 82 Y'rs Dec. 6, 1893. [Dau. of Com- 
fort and Sophia (Corse) Barnes, a. 82 vears, 3 months, 27 days.) 
Mary S. Wilson JE. 57 Ys. 8 m's June 13, 1894 [Dau. of Aaron and 

•The individual inscriptions accompanying this monument are on markers. 
tA pensioner of the Civil War. — m.l.s. 



104 Records of the First Church of WellSj Me. [April 

Electa (Barnes) Wilson [sic], a. 57 years, 8 months, 6 days.]* 
Rob't N. Worthing ^.21 Y's 8 m's June 7, 1863. Vt. Vol. died in 
Campbell Hos. Washington D. C. from wounds received in charg- 
ing the heights at Fredericksburg V. A. 
Abner W^orthing, Died Apr. 6, 1853. Aged 75 y'rs. 10 mo's. 19 d's. 
Jennie D. Wood, Wife of Rev. W. B. Worthing Died Dec. 18, 1883. M. 

26 y'rs. 3 mo's. & 25 d'ys.f 
Rodney C. Worthing 1838-1893 Co. F. 1st Vt. Reg. U. S. S. S.J 
In Memory of Sally, Wife of Abner Worthing, who died Feb. 14. 1843, aged 

58 years. 
Alma A. daughter of S. & H. S. Wright Died Oct. 11, 1857 JE. 1 mo. [Dau. 

of Stephen and Harriet Wright, a. 29 days.] 
Alma Ann Dau. of Stephen & Harriet Wright. Died Sept. 14, 1866, M. 

5 Ys. & 4 Ms. 
Harriet S. Wife of Stephen Wright, Died Oct. 25, 1866, JE. 50 Yrs. [Dau. 
of Levi and Hepsey AMieelock, a. 50 years, 1 month, 10 days, acci- 
dentally burned.] 
Hosea Wright Died Aug. 11th 1864, in the 81^^ Year, of his age. [d. Aug. 

12, 1864, a. 80 years.] 
Our Mother Mariam Wife of Hosea Wright Died March 14, 1874. Aged 

72 yrs. 
In Memory of Sophia B. wife of Dorashus Wright Jr who died April 17. 
1831. aged 23 years <fc 6 days. 
Also an infant son of Dorairhus Jr. & Sophia B. Wright, was born and 
died March 28. 1831. 
Infant Daughter of W. V. & Frankic Wright 

Additions and Corrections 

The following additions and corrections should be made on pages 25 and 27 
of the present volume of the Rkoister. 

Page 25, line 10, /or 1S70 read 186S. 
Page 25, Hne 22, for 1SS4 read 1S74. 
Page 25, hne 34, after Ys. add [Duu. of Jonathan Bailey, b. in Fletcher, Vt., 

d. Apr. 1, 1S73.I. 
Page 27, line 17, for Harridon read Harrison. 
Page 27, line 53, for S read 9. 



RECORDS OF THE FIRST CHURCH OF WELLS, ME. 

Communicated by George Sawin Stewart, A.B., of Watertown, Mass. 

[Continued from page 571 

A Record of Infant Males that have received Baptism in the Church of 
Christ in Wells, from Decembr: 15: 1725, being brot thereunto by one or both 
of their Parents; with a Line drawn under the Parent's Name by whom they 
were respectively brot.§ 

*She was daughter of Aaron and Electa (Barnes) Worthing, and married (1) Perkins 

and (2) Wilson. 

tDaughter of N. F. Wood, died outside of Bakersfield. — m.l.s. 

JHe was son of Aaron and Electa (Barnes) Worthing, and married (1) S. Jane (Leach) Wood, 
daughter of Joseph and Olive Leach, and (2) Rilla Field. 

§The names underlined in the manuscript are here printed in italics. In the records the 
baptisms of infant males are entered on the left-hand pages and the baptisms of infant females'on 
the right-hand pages; but for convenience in printing this article the baptisms of infant males for 



lirj 



ktcords of the First Church of M'W/ , .\fe. 



105 



72() 



May 


■Sth 


Sainurl Son of Samuel & 


Abigail 


Hutch 




22[i(l 


Inline 


Thomas 


Mnrgarit 


Kill pat rick 


June 


r)th 


Siiniucl 


Samuel 


i:it:aUth 


A 1 cock 




VJih 


Jos<'ph 
Nathanacl 


Joseph 


Abigail 


Littlefield 






Green 


Samuel 


Mary 


M(xk1v 




26th 


Jo»eph 
Abel 


Joseph 


Eunice 


Getchel 






Joseph 
Noah 


Eunice 


C'.etrhcl 






Michael ) 


A bigail 


Willson 






Ncmh / 


Noah 


A bigail 


Wjll.^on 






Nat' -^-1 


Peter 


.r • 


Littlefield 


July 


:Wi\ 


l>a: 


Malachi 


I 


Kd wards 




lOth 


Kb. 


Jacob 


Mary 


Hevlirus 




17th 


I 


.V." / 


Martha 


Clirk 


S^'pthr: 


•Ith 




M 


Marv 


L;iton 


Octbr 


aotii 




John 


Sarah 


Littlefield 


1726/7 












Janrv: 


loth 


Kixmcuex 


Davxd 


Sarah 


Littlefield 


17"2r)/7 












Janry : 


l.'.tli: 


John 


Sathanael 


Abigail 


Kiml>el 


May 


7th 


John 


John 


Elizabeth 


St4)rer 






J«)H<'ph ) 
H«M]jamin |' 


Jmf'ph 


Paliencc 


Day 


May 


Kth 


Samuel 


Ichafuxi 


liuth 


< ' . ■ ,^ 




2Sth 


Sarnu<*l 


Sam\i*l 


i:ii^iiiMth 


-Id 


Augst 
Octbr: 


20th 
Ilth 


Sjirnucl 
i ii.luihi 


Jt^srph 


K»thvr 


Cretiifer 






Jamn 


Mary 


Wakefield 






John 


John 


Eliiabeth 


Wakefield 


1727/8 












Janry: 


2l8t 


Jeremiah 


Ichnhod 


Mary 


Dunnam 


J 1 1 1 \ 


i:)th 


John 


Henry 


Maru 


Maddox 


Augbt ; 


2:)th 


(libhins 


John 


/•• ■• • 


Wakefield 


Octbr: 


i.ith 


Joseph 


Ichaboil 


A ... 


( 'ousins 


Odbr: 


2()th 


John 


John 


Klizabft/i 


Killpatrick 


IHu'crubr. 


22n(i 


DauieJ 


Stunuel 


Abigail 


Wheelwright 


1726,9 












Feby: 


23rd 


Daniel 


Daniel 


Sarah 


C'hany 






John 


John 


Mary 


Hatch 


AprI: 


(ith 


Jamei< 


Archelaus 


Mam 


Hewit 




27th 


Amos 


Samuel 


Dorothy 


Stewart 


Mav 


nth: 


Cleorpe 


George 


Elizabeth 


Simonton 


July 


20th 


It ha mar 




Manj 


Littlefield 


Aug.st; 


,Srci 


Hilton 


Jih'^cph 


I'liticnce 


Dav 




2tth: 


Kloazar 


Eleazar 


Elizabeth 


Clark 


Soptbr 


Kith 


Amos 


Jeremiah 


Abigail 


Storer 






Nathan 


Nathan 


Lydia 


Littlefield 


Octbr: 


12th 


Samuel 


Samuel . 


Sarah 


JefTerds 



the whole period from \5 Dec. 1725 to 27 Feb. 1754 are g:iven first, and the baptisms of infant 
females for the snine |H>rioil follow thooe of the infant males. The brief heading at the top of each 
page, such :u«« "A Record of Infant Male«) who have received Baptism in the Church in Wells." 
or some similar headinp. is onuttoii in this printed copy. The vertical lines which sepiirat« the 
several columns in the manut»rript have also he<?n omitted in the printed copy. In the manu- 
script roconi of Iviptisms. 1725-1754. the worvis '•S*^ of" or "Datr. of." following the name of the 
child, ami the sign "A." ctmne^'ting the names of the parents, occur once on each page, near the 
middle of the i>age. In the printed copy they have been placed at the top of the page. 



106 



Records of the First Church of Wells, Me. 



[April 



Novbr: 


9th: 


Jeremiah. Son oi Philip & 


Elizabeth 


Hatch 




23rd: 


Snel 


Natlianael 


Abigail 


Wheelwright 






Thomas 


William 


Jane 


Patton 




30th. 


James 


Enoch 


Katharin 


Davis 


1730 












Aprl: 


12th: 


Jonathan 


Benjamin 


Elizabeth 


Hatch 






Samuel 


Samuel 


Lydia 


Clark 


May 


31st: 


Nathan 












Littlefield 


Daniel 


Eleanor 


Morison 






Joseph 


Joseph 


Lydia 


Stephens 


July 


5th: 


Joseph 


Eleazar 


Elizabeth 


Clark 




12: 


Nathanael 


John 


Elizabeth 


Killpatrick 


Augst: 


9th: 


David 


David 


Margaret 


Fulton 




16th: 


Benjamin 


William 


Margaret 


Taylor 


Novbr : 


22nd 


: Joseph 


Nathanael 


Priscilla 


Hill 


Decembr 


27th: 


Joseph 


Joshua 


Meribah 


Wells 


1730/1 












Feby 


28th: 


Samuel 


Samuel 


Dorothy 


Stewart 


Marh: 


21st: 


Jabez 


Nathan 


Lydia 


Littlefield 


May 


9th: 


Eliab 


John 


Sarah 


Littlefield 




30th: 


Bellomy 


John 


Elizabeth 


Storer 


July 


11th: 


John 


John 


Mary 


Bourn 




18th: 


William 


Joseph 


Patience 


Day 




25th: 


John 


John 


Hannah 


Stephens 


Septbr : 


12th. 


Isaac 


John 


Mary 


Hatch 




19th. 


Joseph 


Joseph 


Hannah 


Hatch 


Octbr: 


10th 


Elijah 


John 


Sarah 


Littlefield 




17th. 


William 


Edward 


Sarah 


Evens 




24th 


Wentworth 


Joseph 


Mary 


Stewart 


Novbr: 


28th 


William 


William 


Jane 


Patton 


1731/2 












Janry 


2nd 


Peter 


Peter 


Abigail 


Littlefield 




30th 


George 


Samuel 


Sarah 


Jefferds 


Febry: 


13th 


Obadiah 


James 


Lydia 


Littlefield 


Aprl : 


9th 


Barak 


Gershom 


Mary 


Maxwel 


1732 












Aprl 


9th 


Dependance 


Samuel 


Elizabeth 


Littlefield 


May 


14th 


. Joseph 


Eleazar 


Elizabeth 


Clark 


Augst: 


6th 


: Nathanael 


John 


Elizabeth 


Killpatrick 




27th 


Samuel 


Daniel 


Eleanor 


Morison 


Septbr : 


24th 


William 


William 


Abigail 


Low 


Decembr 


3rd 


Nathanael 


William 


Margaret 


Tylor 






Elisha 


David 


Sarah 


Littlefield 


1732/3 












Jany: 


28th 


: Ehjah 


Samu£l 


Dorothy 


Stewart 


Marh: 


12th 


: Daniel 


William 


Mary 


Sayer 


Aprl: 


15th 


: James 


William 


Jane 


Patton 




29th 


: Daniel 


Samuel 


Lydia 


Clark 


June 


3rd 


: Seth 


Samuel 


Abigail 


Hatch 




17th 


: Palsgrave 


Henry 


Mary 


Maddox 


July 


22nd 


: Josiah 


John 


Huldah 


Winn 




29 


John 


John 


Bithia 


Cole 


Augst : 


5th 


: Samuel 


John 


Elizabeth 


Storer 




19th 


Joshua 


Eleazar 


Elizabeth 


Clark 




26th 


Joseph 


Joseph 


Martha 


Sayer 


Septbr: 


16th 


: Elkanah 


Ichabod 


Mary 


Dunnam 



1921 



Records of the First Church of Wells, Me. 



107 



Octbr: 


14tli: 


lOlisha Son of 


John & 


Sarah 


Littlcfield 




28th 


Daniel 


Joseph 


Hannah 


Hatch 


Decombr 


23r(i: 


Job 


Samuel 


Abigail 


Wheelwright 






Ik'iijamin 


John 


Mary 


Bourn 






Charles 


Archdaiis 


Mary 


Hewit 


173.3/4 












Marli : 


2n(l 


Pelatiah 


Filaiiah 


Mehetabel 


Littlcfield 


Apri: 


7th 


William 


Samuel 


Sarah 


JefTerds 


Mav 


i'illi 


Nathanacl 


Nathanacl 


Abigail 


Kimbel 


1734 












July 


2.Sth: 


Reuben 


Philip 


Elizabeth 


Hatch 


Augst : 


25th: 


Joshua 


Jnarph 


Eunice 


Getchel 






John 


John 


Deborah 


WelLs 


Septbr: 


Sth: 


Zechariah 


Zechariah 


Elizabeth 


Goodale 






Joliri 


John 


Mary 


Cousins 




2211(1: 


Jolin / 
I'^bcnezerf 


Daniel 


Eleanor 


Morison 


Novbr: 


3r(i: 


C'arec 


Hugh 


Elizabeth 


Mac-Lelan 


1734/5 












Marh : 


9th: 


Rol)ert 


David 


Margaret 


Fulton 






Abraham 


Samiwl 


Lydia 


Clark 




16th: 


Saniurl 


Robert 


Alice 


Fenney 




30th: 


Heiijainin 


Xathiinoil 


Priscilla 


Hill 






Abraliani 


I'd ward 


Bithia 


Stewart 


Apri : 


27th: 


Samu(»l 


William 


lAJve 


Sayer 


June 


1st: 


Thonias 


John 


Elizafyeth 


Killpatrick 




Sth: 


Xathanael 


Naihanatl 


Hannah 


Wakefield 




18th: 


Ifanz 


William 


Jane 


Patton 


Augst: 


17tli: 


(ieor^ccV' / 
John \ 


John 


Mary 


Freez 






John 


John 


Rachel 


Burks 




30th 


(lideon 


John 


Mary 


Hatch 


Octbr: 


5th: 


Isaac 


Edward 


Bithia 


Stewart 




12th: 


Richard 


Richard 


Katharin 


Kimbel 


Novbr: 


23r(i: 


John 


Richard 


MoIhI 


Boothby 


Decembr 


2Sth 


Thomas 


Ephraim 


Margaret 


Poak 






Abncr 


Edward 


Sarah 


Evans 






Thomas 
Abraham 


John 


Rachel 


Burks 


1735 '6 












Jany 


6th: 


Peter 


Samuel 


Abigail 


Hatch 




ISth: 


Benjamin 


Joseph 


Abigail 


Littlcfield 






Jonathan 


Joseph 


Elizabeth 


Tavlor 






Thomas 


Josh ua 


Meribah 


Wells 




25th: 


Xathanael 


Joseph 


Lydia 


Stephens 


1' ebry : 


15th: 


Simon 


Samuel 


Sarah 


JefTerds 




22iul: 


Jeremiah 


Jcrem iah 


Abigail 


Littlefield 


Marh: 


7th: 


John 


Archelaus 


Mary 


Hewit 




14th: 


Jolm 


William 


Abigail 


Low 


Apri: 


18th 


I^benezer 


Ichabod 


Mary 


Dunnam 


May 


16th: 


John 


John 


Mary 


Bourn 


June 


13th: 


Joseph 


Joseph 


Abigail 


Hamblen 


July 


4th: 


Stephen 


Sainuel 


Bathshcba 


Emery 






William 


John 


Mary 


Cousins 






Josiah 


Josiah 


Mary 


Credifer 




11th: 


Elisha 


Ichabod 


Ruth 


Cousins 



108 



Records of the First Church of Wells, Me. 



[April 





25th: 


James Son of 


John & 


Elizabeth 


Wakefield 


Augst: 


1st: 


Daniel 


Samuel 


Elizabeth 


Littlefield 




15th: 


William 


Stephen 


Lydia 


Larrabe 




29th: 


Elijah 


Samuel 


Frances 


Littlefield 


Novbr: 


7th: 


John 


James 


Anne 


Reed 


Decembr 


14th: 


John 


John 


Deborah 


Wells 






James 


Robert 


Alice 


Fenney 




19th: 


Daniel 


Samuel 


Abigail 


Wheelwright 


1736/7 












Jany: 


23rd: 


Joseph 


Nathanael 


Priscilla 


HiU 






Nehemiah 


Nehemiah 


Tabitha 


Littlefield 


Fabry: 


13th: 


Isaac 


Samuel 


Lydia 


Clark 




20th: 


Samuel 


Benjamin 


Mary 


Stephens 




27th: 


Joseph 


Joseph 


Hannah 


Hatch 


1737 












Aprl: 


3rd: 


Adam 


Nathanael 


Martha 


Clark 


1737 












Aprl: 


3rd: 


Amos 


Samuel 


Abigail 


Hatch 


May 


8th: 


John 


John 


Mary 


Stewart 




15th. 


Nathanael 


Nathanael 


Abigail 


Wheelwright 






Jonathan 


Eleazer 


Elizabeth 


Clark 






Richard 


Richard 


Katharin 


Kimbel 




22nd 


: Nathanael 


Philip 


Elizabeth 


Hatch 


June 


12th 


Joshua 


Joshua 


Priscilla 


Bartlet 




26th 


David 


John 


Mary 


Hatch 


July 


17th 


Joseph 


Isaac 


Jane 


Littlefield 




24th 


John 


John 


Mary 


Freez 


Augst : 


14th 


Robert 


James 


Margaret 


Dougless 


Octbr: 


16th 


: James 


James 


Grace 


Burnam 


Nov 


6th 


: Joseph 


Charles 


Mary 


Annis 




20th 


: Andrew 


Joshua 


Jane 


Gray 


1737/8 












Marh: 


19th 


: Peter 
Noah 


Peter 


Abigail 


Littlefield 






Moulton 


Pelatiah 


Mehetabel 


Littlefield 






Adam 


James 


Margaret 


EHot 


May 


7th 


: Thomas 


Richard 


Mabel 


Boothby 




21th 


: Nathanael 


Nathanael 


Abigail 


Kimbel 




28th 


: Samuel 


John 


Elizabeth 


Wakefield 






John 


William 


Jane 


Patton 


July 


16th 


: John 


Samuel 


Bathsheba 


Emery 




23rd 


John 


John 


Elizabeth 


Trow 




30 


Daniel 


Ichabod 


Mary 


Dunnam 


Septbr : 


10th 


: David 


David 


Sarah 


Littlefield 


Octbr: 


22nd 


: Stephen 


Stephen 


Lydia 


Larrabe 






Samuel 


John 


Deborah 


Wells 


Decembi 


•: 3rd 


: Ehsha 


George 


EHzabeth 


Butland 




26th 


: James 


John 


Rachel 


Burks 


1738/c 


) 










Jany: 


7th 


: Francis 


Nehemiah 


Tabitha 


Littlefield 




21st 


Nathanael 


Nathanael 


Priscilla 


Hill 


Feby: 


4th 


Stephen 


Samuel 


Elizabeth 


Littlefield 




11th 


: Roger 


Nathan 


Lydia 


Littlefield 


Marh: 


4th 


: George 


Samuel 


Abigail 


Wheelwright 






Isaac 


■ Isaac 


Jane 


Littlefield 



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109 



1738/y 
Marh: 


ISth 


John Son of FArnzar & 


Elizabeth 


Clark 






Aiiron 


Samuel 


Lydia 


Clark 






George 


Joshua 


Priscilla 


Bartlet 


Aprl: 


1st: 


Zechariah 


Zechariah 


Elizabeth 


Goodale 




Nth 


Benjamin 


Henry 


Sarah 


Boothby 




Ifjth 


John 


John 


Abigail 


Winn 


June 


I7th 


John 


William 


Margaret 


Taylor 






Samuel 


James 


Grace 


Burnam 




24th 


: Josiah 


John 


Abigail 


Winn 






William 


J oh n 


Mary 


Butland 


July 


ir)th 


Samuel 


Samuel 


Abigail 


Emmons 




29th 


Josej)h 


Joseph 


Mary 


Goodale 


Augst: 


20th 


Stef)hen 


John 


Mary 


Fairfield 


Septbr: 


2nd 


.JonathaA 


Joshua 


Mtribah 


Wells 






William Eaton Josiah 

■J \ 


Mary 


Credifer 






Isaac 
Nathanacl 


[ J oh n 


Judith 


Credifer 




31st: 


Abner 


Edward 


Sarah 


Evans 


Novbr: 


ISth 


Samuel 


Caleb 


Elizabeth 


Maddox 


Deccmbr 


3Uth 


John 


Simeon 


Thanful 


Merryfield 


1739/40 










Jany 


2nth 


Seth 


Joseph 


Elizabeth 


Taylor 


Marh : 


3()th 


Gershom 


Gershom 


Mary 


Maxwel 






John Hoyal Jamrs 


Eleanor 


Boston 






Peter Rich 


Paid 


Mary 


Goodwin 


June 


1st: 


John 


John 


Elizabeth 


Gooch 




8th 


John 


John 


Bithia 


Cole 






Elisha 


Elijah 


Hannah 


Allen 




29th 


Josei)h 


Joseph 


Jerusha 


Hatch 


Augst: 


3r(i 


.h)hn 


Joshua 


Jane 


Gray 




24th 


Thomas 


Edward 


Bithia 


Stewart 


Septbr: 


,5th 


Seth 


iXathanael 


Martha 


Clark 




2Sth 


Andrew 


James 


Margaret 


Eliot 


Novbr: 


2nd 


: Nathanael 


Nathanael 


Dorothy 


Wells 


1740 












Novbr : 

1740/1 

Jany : 


2nd 


: Daniel 


Samuel 


Abigail 


Hatch 


15th: 


Samuel 


John 


Elizabeth 


Killpatrick 


Marh : 


1st: 


Simeon / 
Levi i 
Samuel 


Philip 


Elizabeth 


Hatch 






George 


Sam uel 


Tabitha 


Butland 






An dross 












Benjamin 


Benjamin 


Jane 


Credifer 


Marh: 


29th 


Baruch 


Cakb 


Beriah 


Kimbel 


Aprl: 


5th 


Joshua 


James 


Lydia 


Littlefield 




12th 


William 


Nehemiah 


Tabitha 


Littlefield 


May 


10th 


Abraham 


Nathanael 


Abigail 


Kimbel 


June 


14th 


Forrest 


James 


Grace 


Burnam 




28th 


Stephen 


Jeremiah 


Sarah 


Littlefield 






Solomon 


Lemuel 


Patience 


Clark 


July 


5th 


Nathanael 


Ichabod 


Ruth 


Cousins 




19 


Nathan 


Joshua 


Meribah 


Wells 






Joseph 


John 


Mary 


Freez 






Thomas 


James 


Abigail 


Green 



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[April 





26th: 


Moab Son of 


Andrew & 


Peg 


Negroes 




Augst: 


16th: 


Solomon 


John 


Elizabeth 


Trow 






30th: 


Benjamin 


Nathanael 


Priscilla 


HiU 








Joseph 


Jacob 


Sarah 


Perkins 




Septbr: 


6th: 


Jeremiah 


Jeremiah 


Abigail 


Storer 




Octbr: 


4th: 


Cornelius 


John 


Hannah 


Stephens 






25th: 


David 


David 


Penelope 


Lawson 




Novbr: 


1st: 


Moses 


Benjamin 


Mary 


Stephens 






8th: 


William 


William 


Love 


Sayer 






16th: 


Josiah 


Eleazar 


Elizabeth 


Clark 




Decembr :27th: 


Jeremiah 


Uriah 


Sarah 


Nason 




1741/2 














Jany: 


3rd: 


Samuel 


John 


Mary 


Bourn 








Daniel 


John 


Abigail 


Winn 






31 


Joseph 


Joseph 


Elizabeth 


Taylor 








Joshua 


Joseph 


Jerusha 


Hatch 




1742 














Marh: 


28th 


George 


John 


Mary 


Bennet 




Aprl: 


4th 


John 


Thomas 


Abigail 


Penney 








Daniel 


Thomas 


Abigail 


Penney 


1 






Abraham 


Thomas 


Abigail 


Penney 




18th 


: Nathan 


Nathan 


Tabitha 


Hatch 








Jesse 


Nathan 


Tabitha 


Hatch 








John 


John 


Susanna 


Mac-Donnel 




May 


16th 


. Benjamin 


John 


Elizabeth 


Gooch 






23rd 


' John 


John 


Elizabeth 


Goodale 




June 


13th 


: John 


James 


Hephzibah 


Ross 






27th 


: John 


Jedidiah 


Martha 


Preble 




July 


nth 


Thomas 


Thomas 


Mary 


Kimbel 


j 






James 


Thomas 


Mary 


Kimbel 




Septbr: 


5th. 


Simeon 


Simeon 


Thankful 


Merryfield 




1742/c 


\ 












Feby: 


6th: 


Robert 


Nathanael 


Dorothy 


Wells 




Aprl: 


3rd: 


Joseph 


Samuel 


Dorothy 


Stewart 








Samuel 


Zechariah 


Elizabeth 


Goodale 




May 


8th 


: Jacob 


James 


Lydia 


Littlefield 


f\ 




15th 


: Daniel 


James 


Hephzibah 


Ross 


\^ 




27th 


: Benjamin 


James 


Mary 


Wakefield 








Nathanael 


Nathanael 


Hannah 


Wakefield 








John 


Edward 


Sarah 


Evans 








William 


Thomas 


Hannah 


Wormwood 


1 


July 


3rd 


: Ebenezer 


Job 


Elizabeth 


Low 


'i. 




10th 


: John 


Joseph 


Elizabeth 


Day 




17th 


: Samuel 


John 


Elizabeth 


Storer 


1 






Eli 


Samuel 


Lydia 


Clark . 


> 




31st: 


Heber 


Caleb 


Beriah 


Kimbel 


*, 






Daniel 


Thomas 


Mary 


Kimbel 




Augst: 


7th 


: Israel 


John 


Elizabeth 


Trow 


a' 
.«■■ 






Uriah Nason 


James 


Philadelphia 


Rankins 




21st: 


Samuel 


George 


Mary 


Jacob 






28th 


: Joshua 


Samuel 


Bithia 


Butland 




Octbr: 


9th 


: Isaac 


John 


Judith 


Credifer 








Andrew 


Andrew 


Peg 


Negroes 




1743 














Novbr: 


6th 


: Timothy 


Eleazar 


Elizabeth 


Clark 








Moses 


Samuel 


Bathsheba 


Emery 





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Ill 







Ben j amin Son of Benjamin & 


Mary 


Stephens 




13th: 


Jeremiah 


Jeremiah 


Sarah 


Littlefield 




27th: 


Samuel 


John 


Deborah 


Wells 


Decembr : 


25th: 


Nehemiah 












Gray 


Thomas 


Abigail 


Penney 


1743/4 












Jany : 


8th: 


Robert 


John 


Susanna 


Mack-Donnel 


Feby: 


5th: 


Matthias 


Joshua 


Priscilla 


Bartlet 




19th: 


Hezokiah 


James 


Mary 


Wakefield 






Isaiah 


John 


Elizabeth 


Wakefield 






Jesse 


Stephen 


Lydia 


Larrabe 






John 


Samuel 


Abigail 


Emmons 


Marh: 


18th: 


Abraham 


John 


Mary 


Hatch 




25th: 


Thomas 


Joseph 


Mary 


Goodale 


Aprl: 


1st: 


Daniel 


William 


Love 


Sayer 






Nathanael 


John 


Abigail 


Winn 




8th: 


Samuel 


John 


Elizabeth 


Gooch 




22nd 


: Joseph 


John 


Mary 


Bourn 


May 


18th: 


John 


John 


Mary 


Butland 


June 


10th: 


Daniel 


Daniel 


Frances 


Sayer 




17th. 


Jacob 


Jacob 


Anna 


Perkins 




24th. 


Jonathan 


John 


Hannah 


Stephens 


July 


1st: 


Joseph 


Lemuel 


Patience 


Clark 




8th 


John 


David 


Sarah 


Littlefield 




10th 


Jacob 


Edward 


Sarah 


Evans 






Simeon 1 
Levi f 


Nathanael 


Hannah 


Wakefield 






Eli 


Thomas 


Hannah 


Wormwood 




15th 


John 


John 


Elizabeth 


Perkins 


Augst : 


5th 


Samuel 


Job 


Sarah 


Low 




12th 


: Israel 


Nehemiah 


Joanna 


Annis 


Septbr : 


2nd 


: Joel 


John 


Mary 


Bennet 




16th 


: James 


James 


Sarah 


Boston 




23rd 


: Jacob 


Nathanael 


Lydia 


Clark 


Octbr: 


7th 


: Reuben 


Samuel 


Dorothy 


Stewart 


1744 












Octbr: 


28th 


: Joshua 


Josiah 


Mary 


Credifer 






Jonathan 


George 


Elizabeth 


Butland 


Novbr : 


18th 


: Abijah 


Philip 


Elizabeth 


Hatch 


Decembr 


16th 


Isaac 


Isaac 


Hannah 


Buswel 


1744/5 


► 










Jany: 


6th 


: Richard 


Caleb 


Elizabeth 


Maddox 


Marh: 


10th 


: Joshua 


William 


Margaret 


Taylor 




24th 


: Elisha 


Samuel 


Mary 


Littlefield 


Aprl: 


7th 


: John 


John 


Bithia 


Wormwood 




14th 


: Samuel 


Richard 


Hannah 


Kimbel 






Joseph 


Jeremiah 


Sarah 


Stewart 




21st 


: Joshua 


John 


Elizabeth 


Killpatrick 


May 


5th 


: Samuel 


Richard 


Mabel 


Boothby 




12th 


: Benaiah 


Joshua 


Meribah 


Wells 




26th 


: James 


Jeremiah 


Abigail 


Littlefield 


June 


16th 


: Abraham 


James 


Lydia 


Littlefield 






Joseph 


Joshua 


Anne 


Goodwin 


Augst : 


4th 


: John 


Nathanael 


Miriam 


Chapman 


Septbr: 


1st 


: Abraham 


Thomas 


Mary 


Kimbel 


Octbr: 


27th 


: Joshua 


Joshua 


Anne 


Eaton 



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Records of the First Church of WellSj Me. 



[April 







Caleb Son of 


Caleb & 


Beriah 


Kimbel 


Novbr: 


3rd: 


Joseph 


Joseph 


Elizabeth 


Day 






William 


Nehemiah 


Joanna 


Annis 






Abraham 


Sparks 


Phebe 


Perkins 


Decembr 


15th: 


John 


John 


Elizabeth 


Gooch 




29th: 


Daniel 


John 


Deborah 


Wells 


1745/6 












Jany: 


5th: 


Samuel 


Jedidiah 


Martha 


Preble 


Marh: 


16th: 


Richard 


Richard 


Sarah 


Walker 




23rd: 


Joshua 


Benjamin 


Lydia 


Kimbel 




27th: 


Jacob 


Samuel 


Tabitha 


Butland 


Aprl: 


6th: 


Jedidiah 


Job 


Sarah 


Low 


1746 












Aprl: 


6th: 


Joshua 


Joshua 


Joanna 


Edwards 




27th: 


Eli 


Thomas 


Abigail 


Penney 


May 


4th: 


Job 


David 


Sarah 


Low 




nth: 


Benjamin 


Joseph 


Elizabeth 


Day 






Samuel 


Ithamar 


Margaret 


Littlefield 




18th: 


Joseph 


Joseph 


Jerusha 


Hatch 


June 


22nd 


: Jonathan 


Nathanael 


Priscilla 


Hill 






Abraham 


John 


Mary 


Bourn 


July 


6th 


John 


George 


Mary 


Jacob 




13th. 


Daniel 


Jeremiah 


Sarah 


Littlefield 




27th 


John 


Josiah 


Mary 


Credifer 


Augst: 




Thomas 


John 


Hannah 


Stephens 


Septbr : 


21 


Samuel 


Daniel 


Frances 


Sayer 


Novbr: 


2nd 


: John 


John 


Susanna 


Low 


Novbr: 


9th 


William 


Simeon 


Thankful 


Merryfield 




23rd 


Paul 


Paul 


Mary 


Goodwin 






William 


James 


Sarah 


Boston 


Decembr 


:21st 


Jeremiah 


John 


Mary 


Butland 


1746/7 










J 


Feby: 


8th 


: Joel 


Stephen 


Lydia 


Larrabe 






John 


Thomas 


Abigail 


Cousins 






WilUam 


John 


Rachel 


Burks 






Thomas 


Thomas 


Hannah 


Wormwood 






James 


James 


Hephzibah 


Ross 


Febry: 


22nd 


Nathan 


David 


Sarah 


Littlefield 


Marh: 


22nd 


: John 


John 


Phebe 


Maxwel 


Aprl: 


12th 


: Elijah 


Elijah 


Hannah 


Allen 




26th 


: Daniel 


Joseph 


Mary 


Goodale 


May 


3rd 


: William 


Joshua 


Meribah 


Wells 






Joshua 


Joshua 


Anne 


Goodwin 






Daniel 


David 


Abigail 


Maxwel 




10th 


: Solomon 


Lemuel 


Sarah 


Hatch 




24th 


: David 


Daniel 


Mary 


Morison 


June 


14th 


: Ithamar 


Ithamar 


Margaret 


Littlefield 




28th 


: Asher 


Andrew 


Peg 


Negroes 


1747 












July 


5th 


: Isaac 


Sparks 


Phebe 


Perkins 




19th 


: Levi 


Peter 


Abigail 


Littlefield 


Augst : 


2nd 


EUas 


John 


Deborah 


Jacob 




23rd 


: Joseph 


Samuel 


Lydia 


Clark 


Septbr: 


6th 


: Bartholomew 


Samuel 


Sarah 


Jefferds 




12th 


: Job 


Nathan 


Tabitha 


Hatch 




13th 


: Isaac 


Richard 


Hannah 


Kimbel 



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113 







Nathanael Soi 


a of Samuel <fe 


Hannah 


Tread wel 




27th: 


Jotham 


Jonathan 


Hannah 


Littlefield 


Octbr: 


Hh: 


Ncheniiah 


Nf'lwmiah 


Joanna 


Annis 




nth: 


J(>(4 


Benjamin 


Mary 


Stephens 




ISth: 


Hciijamin 


Benjamin 


Hannah 


Hatch 


Novbr 


21Hh: 


John Light 


Nathanael 


Dorothy 


Wells 


1747/8 












Fel)y 


14th: 


Nathanael 


John 


Flizaheth 


Gooch 






James 


James 


Philadelphia 


Iiankins 




2Sth: 


Israel 


John 


Flizabcth 


Wakefield 






Thomas 


Thomas 


Abigail 


Cousins 


Marh: 


i:Uh: 


Sarnu(4 


S;iinuel 


Alice 


Curtis 




2t)th: 


Hc/ckiah 


\t hrrniah 




Harrenden 




27th: 


Henjamin 


Benjamin 


Lydia 


Kimbel 


Apr!: 


:Wi\: 


Jarnr> 


James 


Lydia 


Littlefield 




lOlh: 


Wilhani 


JeJidiah 


Martha 


Preble 






John 


John 


Elizabeth 


Trow 


M.ny 


2nth: 


Dependance 


John 


D< hnrah 


Wells 


June 


rnli: 


Josiah 


John 


Deborah 


Littlefield 


July 


17th: 


Abraham 


J (Jin 


Elizalyeth 


Goodale 


Aii^st: 


1 Uh: 


Joshua 


William 


Lydia 


Hilton 


Septhr: 


iltli: 


Noaii 


Michael 


.\iarv ■ 


W'illson 


Octbr: 


<)tli: 


Joshua 


James 


Sarah 


Killpatrick 




nth: 


I'Mnumd 


Antfiony 


Aliee 


Littlefield 




2;ir(l: 


Janie.s 


Philip 


Elizahdh 


Hatch 




•M){\i: 


Seth 


Joseph 


Elizabeth 


Taylor 


Dcceinbr 


: 4th: 


Alexander 


Darid 


Abiij'i'l 


Max wel 




18th: 


Stephen 


John 


Abiijnil 


Winn 


1748/S 


1 










J any: 


22nd: 


Samuel 


Samuel 


Mary 


Littlefield 


Aprl: 


9th: 


Daniel 


relatiah 


Mehetabel 


Littlefield 




IGth: 


Francis 


Daniel 


Frances 


Saver 




23rd: 


Jacob 


I^ichard 


Hannah 


Kimbel 






Andrew 


Thomas 


Hannah 


Wormwood 






IVndleton 


Samiul 


Abicail 


Emmons 






Obadiah 


Samiu'l 


Abicail 


Emmons 




30th: 


Jacob 


Sparh'i 


Phebe 


Perkins 


iMay 


7th: 


Joseph 


Joseph 


Mary, 


Winn 






Abraham 


Benjamin 


Mary 


Day 




14th: 


Jonathan 


Joseph 


Mercy 


Getchel 






Francis 


Francis 


Ruth 


Hatch 


June 


4th: 


Aaron 


Joseph 


Mary 


Wheelwright 






Joseph 


Ithamar 


Margaret 


Littlefield 




ISth: 


Joseph 


Josiah 


Mary 


Credifer 




2oth: 


Joseph 


Joshua 


Anne 


Eaton 


' 




Abraham 


Shubacl 


Mary 


Boston 


Augst: 


27th: 


William 


John 


Elizabeth 


Gooch 


1 Septbr: 


3rd: 


James 


Samtiel 


Hannah 


Treadwel 






John 


Philip 


Mary 


Pike 






Jo>eph 


John 


Susanna 


Mac-Donnel 




17th: 


Job 


David 


Sarah 


Low 


Octbr: 


1st: 


Samuel 


Samuel 


Alice 


Curtis 




15th: 


Azadiah 


Caleb 


Beriah 


I\imbel 


Novbr: 


12th: 


Abraham 


Charles 


Mary 


Annis 


Decembr 10th: 


George 


George 


Mary 


Jacob 



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[April 



1749/50 
Jany: 28th 

1749/50 
Marh: 4th: 
Aprl: 29th: 



John Son of Daniel & Mary 



May 
June 
July 
Augst : 

Septbr: 

Octbr: 
Novbr 



6th 
27th 

3rd 
10th 

8th 
22nd 

5th 



9th 
16th 
30th 

7th: 

7th: 
18th: 



Decembr: 9th; 



1750 
Decembr: 16 



Apr: 
June 
June 
Aug: 
Mar: 



1751. 
1752 
1752 
1752 
1752 



May 27. 1753. 

May 27. 1753. 

May 27. 1753 

Sep: 1752 

June 13 1753. 

June 13 1753 

Janr: 20 1754. 



Benaiah 

Israel 

Joseph 

Ezekiel 

Samuel 

John 

Ezekiel 

Wilham 

Joseph 

John 

David 

EHakim 

Theodore 

Samuel 

John 

EH 

Ehbha 

Ebenezer 

Caleb 

Samuel 

Stephen 

Seth 

Ebenezer 

John 

Daniel 

Jacob 

Josiah 



Job 

Richard 

Stephen 

John 

Thomas 

John 

Isaac 

Shubael 

Daniel 

Stephen 

Edynund 

William 

Jeremiah 

Jeremiah 

Samuel 

Samuel 

John 

Joseph 

Paul 

NaUianael 

Joshua 

Samuel 

Nathanacl 

J oh n 

David 

Sparks 



Sarah 

Hannah 

Abigail 

Ruth 

Abigail 

Sarah 

Hannah 

Mary 

Frances 

Lois 

Ruth 

Lydia 

Abigail 

Abigail 

Margaret 

Tabitha 

Susanna 

Mehetabel 

Mary 

Abigail 

Joanna 

Mary 

Dorothy 

Mary 

Abigail 

Phebe 



Morison 

Low 

Kimbel 

Titcomb 

Wakefield 

Cousins 

Maddocks 

Buswel 

Boston 

Sayer 

Annis 

Welch 

Hilton 

Littlefield 

Storer 

Emery 

Butland 

Littlefield 

Sayer 

Goodwin 

WTieelwright 

Edwards 

Hatch 

Wells 

Storer 

Maxwel 

Perkins 



John 



Benjamin Beja 

Little of Wells 
Ezra ' Caleb 

Smith of Falmouth 
Samuel John 

Smith of Falmouth 
John John 

Smith of Falmtli: 
Benja: Joseph 

rill of Biddeford 
David Michael 

Clark of Danvers. 
Jonathan Michael 

Clark of Danvers. 
Daniel Daniel 

Clark of Danvers. 
Thomas Simeon 

Chase of New-Castle 
James John 

Hovey of Arundel 
Asa Nehemiah 

Hovey of Arundel 
Bellomy John 

Little of Wells. 



Deborah Wells 

Lydia Kimball, by Mr. 

Bethia Kimball by Mr. 

Mary Storer. Junr by Mr: 

Susannah Littlefield by Mr: 

Mary Winn by Mr: Mor- 

Mary Willson by Mr: 

Mary Willson by Mr. 

Mary Morrison by Mr. 

Thankful Merryfield by Mr. 

Bethiah Wormwood by Mr. 

Tabitha Littlefield by Mr. 

Mary Storer Junr: by Mr: 



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Records of the First Church of Wells, Me. 



115 



Deer: 23 1753 Joseph Son of Edrnund & Ruth 

of HcTwick. 
July l.S 1753 Jercniiiih Jorcrniiih Sarah 

Hovey of AniiKicll. 
May 27 1753 Mos^'s llliab Bathsheba Littlefield by Mr: 

Chirk of Dan vers 



Welch by Mr. Wise 
Stewart bv Mr. 



A H«'(cl()nl of Infant Fcinalos wlio have received iiaptisni in the Church of 
Christ in Wells, from I )e(('inhr; 15: 1725, U-ing hrot thereunto by one or both 
their Parentis; with a Line drawn under the Parent's Name by whom they 
were resjx'ctively brot. 



1725/0 



Janry; 
Feby : 
Apr): 
May 



June 



23rd 

2()th 

17th 

Mh 



imii 



June 
July 
Octbr: 

1727 

Marh: 
May 



2r)t}i 
lOth 
23r(l 

2(;th 
7th 



July 

Augst 
Septbr: 

1727 
Octbr: 



Decembr 

1727/8 
Jany: 

June 
July 



Octbr: 



2nd 
!)th 

1 3th 
3rd 

lOth 

1st 

11th 

31st 

21st 
28th 
KUh: 
7th: 
12th 
15th 

13th: 
20tli 



Abigail 

Phel>e 

Mary 

Abigail 

Sarah 

Mary 

Hannah 

Abigail 

Jemima 

Mary 

Mary 

Perminnah 

Martha 

Annis 



Datr: 



VOL. LXXV. 



Miriam 

Dorcas 

Hannah 

Pati<Mic( 

Sarah 

PhelH> 

Marv 

Priseilla 

Mary 

Elizabeth 

i:ed 

Hannah 

Klizabetli 

Sarah 
Mary 
Sarah 
Mary 



Bathsheba 

Susanna 

lOlizabeth 

IMiebe 

Joanna 

Mary [ 

Ruth f 

Mary 

Agnes 

8 



of Daniel 
Samuel 
Peter 

Samuel 



Jn<<»ph 

Samiifl 
Joseph 
RoU'rt 
Philip 

(tiTshom 



.lost ph 



John 
Hen jam in 
John 
Janus 
(i( orge 

Xnthanael 
James 
Philip 
Enoch 

Philip 
Peter 

Samuel 

William 

Nathan 

Henry 

Nathan 
Thomas 



& 



F^leanor 

Klizaheth 

FAizabith 

Abigail 



Abiaail 

Abigail 
Kunice 
Mary 
Kezia 



Mary 



Patience 



Mary 

Elizabeth 

Mary 

Lydia 

Elizabeth 

Martha 

Mary 

Kezia 

Katharin 

Elizabeth 

Abigail 

Sarah 

Mary 

Lydia 

Mary 

Lydia 
Mary 



Morison 

Littlefield 

Rich 

Hatch 



Littlefield 

Wheelwright 
(letchel 
Con na way 
Durrel 

Maxwel 



Day 



Fairfield 

Hatch 

Hatch 

Littlefield 

Siraonton 

Clark 
"Wakefield 
Durrel 
Davis 

Hatch 

Littlefield 

Jefferds 

Saver 

Littlefield 

Maddox 

Littlefield 
Boulton 



116 



Records of the First Church of Wells, Me. 



[April 



1728/9 












Febry: 


9th 


Mary Datr: 


of John & 


Mary 


Bourn 


Marh: 


2nd 


Miriam 


Gershom 


Mary 


Maxwel 


Aprl: 


6th: 


Hephzibah 


Francis 


Hephzibah 


Littlefield 


May 


4th 


EUzabeth 


John 


Elizabeth 


Storer 


June 


15th 


Esther 


William 


Abigail 


Low 


July 


6th 


Abigail 


Ichahod 


Mary 


Dunnam 




13th 


Zerviah 


Philip 


Kezia 


Durrel 




27th 


Ruth 


William 


Mary 


Eaton 


Augst: 


3rd: 


Sarah 


William 


Mary 


Saver 


Novbr: 


9th 


Abigail 


Peter 


Abigail 


Littlefield 




16th 


EUzabeth 


Samuel 


Elizabeth 


Littlefield 




23rd 


Isabella 


James 


Lydia 


Littlefield 


1729/30 










Jany: 


18th 


Hephzibah 


Francis 


Hephzibah 


Littlefield 


Aprl: 


26th: 


Kezia 


John 


Bithia 


Cole 


May 


10th: 


Lydia 


David 


Sarah 


Littlefield 




17th 


Patience 


Naihanacl 


Martha 


Clark 


July 


5th: 


Rebekah 


Joseph 


Esther 


Credifer 


Novbr: 


1st 


Hannah 


Joseph 


Eunice 


Getchel 






Mary 


Moses 


Luce 


Stephens 


Decembr 


20th 


Bathsheba 


Samuel 


Bathsheba 


Emery 


1730/1 












Febry: 


14th 


Hephzibah 


Moses 


Elizabeth 


Stephens 






Abigail 


Thomas 


Hannah 


Goodwin 






Lydia 


William 


Mary 


Sayer 


Marh: 


28th 


Joanna 


Sajnud 


Abigail 


Wheelwright 


Aprl: 


4th: 


Hannah 


Richard 


Mabd 


Boothby 




11th: 


Lydia 


Ichahod 


Mary 


Dunnam 




18 


Jane 


Archdaus 


Mary 


Hewit 


June 


20th: 


Dorcas 


Javies 


Mary 


Wakefield 






Elizabeth 


John 


Elizabeth 


Wakefield 


Augst: 


1st: 


Eed 


John 


Bithia 


Cole 




15th 


Mercy 


Xathanael 


A big ail 


Kimbel 




18th 


Ruth 


C hades 


Mary 


Annis 


Septbr : 


12th 


Rebekah 


John 


Mary 


Hatch 


Novbr: 


28th 


Ruth 


Ichahod 


Rulh 


Cousins 


Decembr 


:12th 


Rebekah 


Rohert 


Alice 


Fenney 






Hephzibah 


Philip 


Elizabeth 


Hatch 


1732 












Aprl: 


16th 


Abigail 


Moses 


Luce 


Stephens 




23rd 


Jerusha 


Enoch 


Katharin 


Davis 


June 


4th 


Mary 


Stephen 


Lydia 


Larrabe 




25th 


Susanna 


Nathanael 


Martha 


Clark 


July 


9th 


Hephzibah 


Pelatiah 


Mehetabel 


Littlefield 


Augst: 


28th 


Abigail 


Jeremiah 


Abigail 


Storer 


Septbr: 


10th: 


Mar>- 


James 


Margaret 


Dougless* 






Mehetabel 


Nathan 


Lydia 


Littlefield* 


1732 














24th: 


Sarah 


Joshiui 


Meribah 


Wells 






Miriam 


Ephraim 


Margaret 


Poak 


Novbr : 


5th 


Sarah 


David 


Margaret 


Fulton 


Decembi 


• 3rd 


Hannah 


Nathanael 


Priscilla 


Hill 


1732/2 


> 










Jany: 


14th 


Elizabeth 


Rohert 


Alice 


Fenney 



•This entry is repeated on the next page of the original record. 



1021 



Records of the fnrst Church of W'dls, Me. 



117 





2«5th 


HiinrijihOatr: 


of Xathanael 


& Abigail 


\Mir(4wright 


Apri: 


sth 


Sjinih 


Sfimufl 


Bathshcba 


Emery 


July 


'2\nh 


Jrinirna 


litnjnmin 


Klizabeth 


Hatch 


AuK^t. 


rjth 


i:h/.:il>rth 


Hie hard 


Mahd 


Boothby 






Hannah Jacob 


Joseph 


I.vlia 


Stephens 


S<*pthr: 


ir.fi, 


Hnnnah 


Sathanael 


Hannah 


Wakefield 






Ha«h(4 


John 


Elizabeth 


Wakefield 


Octbr: 


8th 


Su-^anna 


John 


Hannah 


Stephens 


Novr: 


4th 


I!lizal>cth 


Josrj)h 


Patience 


Dav 




llfh 


Mary 


Sarnuel 


Frances 


LitUeficld 


Drcciiihr 


\nh 


Lydia 


Joopfi 


Esther 


( Vedifer 


Dccnnbr 


23rci 


Tal)itlia 


John 


Mary 


Hatch 


i7:i.V4 












Jany 


r.ti, 


Sarah 


JameM 


Sarah 


Killpatrick 




l.'iih 


Lydia 


Nathan 


I.ydia 


Eittietield 


Frhv: 


iir.i 


NIary 


JeremiaJi 


Abigail 


Eittlefield 


Marh: 


•Jn.l 


'la 


Gershom 


Mary 


Maxwel 




l.i 


. ...:. y 


Peter 


Abigail 


Eittlefield 


Apr!: 
17M 


21: 


Priscilla 


Jeremiah 


Abigail 


Storer 


I 1 ' } f 

May 


12lh 


Ucbckah 


James 


Lyilia 


Eittlrfield 






Lvdia 


Joshua 


Mm bah 


Wells 


June 


ir.th 


K.ith.irin 


Enoch 


Kafharin 


I )avis 




23rcl 


Abigail 


\aihanacl 


Martha 


Clark 






Margaret 


Janu'x 


Margaret 


Dougleas 






Kntharin 


St<?phcn 


/.v/i/l 


E'\rral)e 




3()th 


1 )«>rnthy 


Samuel 


i:h:'ibeth 


Eittlefield 


AuRst: 


25th 


Sarah 


John 


K'ff'rn 


Cole 


S('ptbr: 


Sth 


Hath-hoba 


/.rrhariah 


1 


< loodale 


Octbr: 


tith 


Lydia 


\(UhtiTia/l 


A J' in 


Wheelwright 






Luce 


Moses 


Luce 


Stephens 


1734/5 












Marh : 


Dth 


Tabitha 


Zechanah 


Klizabeth 


Cioodale 


May 


4th 


Abipvil 


JameB 


Mary 


Wakefield 


June 


Sth 


Susiinna 


Joseph 


Martha 


Saver 






Moribah 


David 


Sarah 


TiMlefield 






I )(ir(\«us 


Samuel 


Dorothy 


>;• wart 


July 


27th 


Marv 


Charles 


Mary 


Annis 


Aupst: 


3ni 


1 '-aboth 


Eleaiar 


Elizabeth 


Clark 


Octbr: 


2(Uh 


\^■ la 


Josiah 


Mary 


Credifer 


Novbr: 


0th 


Mary 


John 


Elizabeth 


Storer 


Decembr . 


2Sth 


MariTJirctl 
Rachel i 


John 


Rachel 


Burks 


1735/6 












Jany: 


11th 


Sarah 


James 


Margaret 


Dougless 






Anne 


John 


Hannah 


Stephens 






Mary 


John 


Elizabeth 


Gooch 


1735/6 












Feby: 


Sth 


Esther 


Joseph 


Patience 


Day 


Apri: 


ISth 


Martha 


Gershom 


Mary 


Maxwel 


May 


9th 


Kezia 


John 


Bithia 


Cole 






Kezia 


Peter 


Abigail 


Eittlefield 


June 


13th 


Susanna 


Nathanael 


Abigail 


Kirabel 




20th 


Anna 


James 


I.ydia 


Eittlefield 


July 


18th 


Eunice 


Zebidun 


Penninnah 


Stewart 



118 



Records of the First Church of WellSj Me. 



[April 



Augst: 


15th: 


Mary 


: of John & 


Elizabeth 


Trow 


Octbr: 




William 


Love 


Sayer 


1736/7 












Marh : 


20th: 


Sarah 


Enoch 


Katharin 


Davis 


May 


8th: 


Luce 


Moses 


Luce 


Stephens 




29th 


Sarah 


Henry 


Sarah 


Boothby 


June 


19th: 


Mary 


John 


Elizabeth 


Killpatrick 






Rebekah 


John 


Mary 


Rutland 






Hannah 


Edward 


Bithia 


Stewart 




26th: 


Tabitha 


Zechariah 


Elizabeth 


Goodale 






Elizabeth 


William 


Margaret 


Willson 






Martha 


William 


Jane 


Patton 


July 


17th: 


EHzabeth 


John 


Rachel 


Burks 




24th: 


Elizabeth 


John 


Elizabeth 


Gooch 


Augst: 


7th: 


Hannah 


Nathanael 


Hannah 


Wakefield 




28th: 


Hannah 


Joseph 


Elizabeth 


Taylor 


Septbr: 


11th: 


Lydia 


Jqcob 


Sarah 


Perkins 


Decembr 


: 4th: 


Dorothy 


Nathanel 


Dorothy 


Wells 




11th: 


Meribah 


Joshua 


Meribah 


Wells 


1737/8 












Marh: 


5th: 


Sarah 


Samuel 


Sarah 


Jefferds 






Abigail 


Jeremiah 


Abigail 


Littlefield 


Aprl: 


2nd 


: Eed 


John 


Bithia 


Cole 


1738 












Aprl: 


2nd 


Susanna 


Zebidun 


Penninnah 


Stewart 




23rd: 


Mary 


Archelaus 


Mary 


Hewit 


May 


7th: 


Eleanor 


Elijah 


Hannah 


Allen 




14th. 


Elizabeth 


John 


Elizabeth 


Perkins 


June 


25th 


Sarah 


William 


Love 


Sayer 


July 


30th 


Abigail 


John 


Mary 


Cousins 


Augst: 


20th 


Joanna 


John 


Mary 


Bourn 




27th 


Susanna 


Shadrech 


Susanna 


Watson 


Decembr 


: 31st 


Dorcas 


James 


Lydia 


Littlefield 






Sarah 


William 


Abigail 


Low 


1738/9 












Feby: 


4th 


Tabitha 


Daniel 


Eleanor 


Morison 




18th 


Dorcas 


John 


Hannah 


Stephens 


Marh: 


4th 


Jane 


James 


Margaret 


Willson 


Aprl: 


1st: 


Rebekah 


John 


Mary 


Hatch 


May 


6th 


Elizabeth 


John 


Elizabeth 


Storer 






Sarah 


Jacob 


Sarah 


Perkins 




20th 


Elizabeth 


Benjamin 


Mary 


Stephens 






Olive 


John 


Elizabeth 


Perkins 


June 


17th 


Jerusha 


Enoch 


Katharin 


Davis 


July 


1st: 


Sarah 


John 


Sarah 


Webber 




8th 


: Deborah 


Caleb 


Beriah 


Kimbel 




29th 


: Sarah 


Joshua 


Mary 


Eaton 


Augst: 


26th 


: Priscilla 


Joseph 


Lydia 


Stephens 


Septbr : 


16th 


: Joanna 


Moses 


Luce 


Stephens 




31st: 


Sarah 


Benjamin 


Jane 


Credifer 


1739/40 










Feby: 


17th 


: Jane 


Archelaus 


Mary 


Hewit 




24th 


: Olive 


Francis 


Hannah 


Littlefield 


Marh: 


16th 


: Ruth 


Caleb 


Elizabeth 


Maddox 




23rd 


: Hannah 


Isaac 


Hannah 


Buswel 



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Records of the First Church of Wellsy Me. 



119 



Apri: 


13th 


Hephzibah Dat 


r: of Pdatiah & Mehetabel 


Littlefield 




20th: 


Sarah 


David 


Sarah 


Littlefield 


May 


4th: 


Klizalx^th 


William 


Jane 


Patton 


Juno 


loth: 


Abigail 


Sathanael 


Abigail 


Wheel wTight 


1740 












June 


IT) 


lx)iR 


Pttrr 


Abigail 


Littlefield 




29 


Abigail 


Charles 


Mary 


Ann is 






Huldah 


Sn m uel 


Dorothy 


Stewart 






Ilariiiah 


Richard 


Mahel 


Boothby 


July 


20th: 


Lydia 


Jrrrmiah 


Abigail 


Littlefield 






iNleribah 


I chain hI 


Mary 


Dunnam 






Morcy 


(ieorge 


Elizainth 


Butland 


AuRst : 


I7tli 


Mary 


Robert 


Alice 


Fenney 




24 th. 


Martha 


David 


Penelope 


I>awson 






Bathshrba 


Samufl 


lialhshelm, 


Kmery 


1740/1 




. 








Jjiiiy : 


11th 


Susanna 


John 


Deborah 


Wells 


I-Vhy: 


'22 


Mary 


Samuel 


Sarah 


Jeffords 


Mjirii : 


l8t: 


Olive 


James 


Sarah 


Killpatrick 




22nd 


: Prisrilla 


Josh na 


Prisrilla 


Bartlet 


Apri: 


r,th 


Susanna 


Sa m uel 


Lydia 


Clark 




12th 


Kleanor 


Nathan 


Lydia 


Littlefield 




2r,th 


Tabitha 


Joseph 


Esther 


Credifor 


Miiy 


iOth 


Jemima 


Isaac 


Jane 


Littlefield 






Lois 


John 


Judith 


Cre<lifer 


July 


r)th 


Ib'plizibah 


If^aac 


Hannah 


Buswel 




12th 


Marv 


Jnsiah 


Mary 


Crodifer 




19th 


I':sthor 


Zechariah 


Elizabeth 


Goodale 






Kli/.aboth 


Thomas 


Hannah 


Wormwood 




26111 


IluFdah 


John 


Mary 


Hatoh 


Augst: 


2nd 


lOlizaln^th 


John 


Mary 


Wakefield 




23r(l 


Rrbckah 


Henry 


Sarah 


Boothby 


Septbr: 


27th 


Hannah 


John 


Elxzal)€th 


Perkins 






Jorusha 


Paul 


Mary 


Good\i'in 


Octbr: 


4th 


Nolle 


A ndreir 


PoKC 


Xogroea 


Novbr: 


1st: 


Mary 


Richard 


Hannah 


Kiml>el 


1741 












Novbr: 


1st: 


Margaret 


William 


Margaret 


Willson 




8th 


Katharin 


Steplien 


Lydia 


Larrabe 


Deccmbr 


: 6th 


Hephzil^ah 


Zehulun 


Penninnah 


Stewart 




27th 


Hebekah 


David 


Sarah 


Littlefield 


1741/2 












Jany : 


.Srd 


Bettey 


Edward 


Bithia 


Stewart 








Joseph 


Mary 


Goodale 




24th 


Bet toy 


Pelatiah 


Mehetabel 


Littlefield 


Feby: 


14th 


Abijj;ail 


Shailrech 


Susanna 


Watson 


Marh: 


14th 


Susanna 


John 


Susanna 


Low 


Apri: 


4th 


Phebe 


Wi'lliarn 


Abigail 


Low 






Joanna 


Thomas 


Abigail 


Penny 




18th 


Katharin 


Enoch 


Katharin 


Davis 






Rebekah 


Nathan 


Tabitha 


Hatch 


May 


23rd 


Anna 


Jacob 


Anna 


Perkins 




30th 


Jemima 


Jeremiah 


Abigail 


Storer 


June 


13th 


: Dolley 


John 


Mary 


Freez 






Mary 


Elijah 


Hannah 


Allen 




20th 


Mary 


Nathanael 


Abigail 


WTieelw right 



120 



Records of the First Church of Wells, Me. 



[April 



July 


11th: 


Sarah Datr: 


of William & 


Jane 


Patton 






Hannah 




Anne 


Taylor 


Augst: 


22nd 


: Hannah 


Richard 


Sarah 


Walker 




29th: 


Phebe 


Lemuel 


Patience 


Clark 


Octbr: 


3rd: 


Dorothy 


Jeremiah 


Abigail 


Littlefield 






Elizabeth 


Benjamin 


Hannah 


Hatch 




24th 


OUve 


Ephraim 


Mary 


Low 


1742/3 












Marh: 


6th. 


Persis 


Peter 


Abigail 


Littlefield 


Aprl: 


10th. 


Elizabeth 


Richard 


Hannah 


Kimbel 




17th: 


Lydia 


Nathanael 


Lydia 


Clark 




24th: 


Rachel 


Benjamin 


Jane 


Credifer 


May 


8th. 


Susanna 


Samuel 


Sarah 


Jefferds 






Priscilla 


Isaac 


Jane 


Littlefield 




22nd 


: Mary 


John 


Elizabeth 


Perkins 




27th. 


Rebekah 


Nathanael 


Hannah - 


Wakefield 




29th 


Olive 


Moses 


LiLce 


Stephens 


1743 












June 


26th: 


Lydia | 
Miriam \ 


Ichahod 


Mary 


Dunnam 






EHzabeth 


Job 


Sarah 


Low 






Hannah 


Zebulun 


Peninnah 


Stewart 


Augst: 


21st: 


Sarah 


Nathan 


Tabitha 


Hatch 




28th 


Ruth 


Shadrech 


Susanna 


Watson 


Septbr: 


4th 


Mary 


Joshua 


Meribah 


Wells 


Octbr: 


16th 


Tabitha 


Nehemiah 


Tabitha 


Littlefield 






Olive 




Mary 


Taylor 


Octbr: 


30th 


Sarah 


Joshua 


Sarah 


Kimbel 


Decembr 


:25th 


Mary 


John 


Mary 


Cousins 


1743/4 








■ 




Jany: 


18th 


Mercy 


Samuel 


Mercy 


Curtis 




19th 


Mary 


John 


Rachel 


Burks 


Marh: 


18th 


Esther 


Archelaus 


Mary 


Hewit 


Marh: 


25th 


Lydia 


Richard 


Sarah 


Walker 






Sarah 


James 


Sarah 


Killpatrick 






Eleanor 


Benjamin 


Lydia 


Kimbel 


Aprl: 


1st: 


Hannah 


William 


Love 


Sayer 




15th 


Martha 


James 


Philadelphia 


Rankins 




29 


Hannah 


George 


Mary 


Jacob 


May 


20th 


• Mary 


James 


Margaret 


Willson 


June 


17th 


Ednar 


Enoch 


Katharin 


Davis 






Mary 


Simeon 


Thankful 


Merryfield 






Susanna 


John 


Susanna 


Low 


July 


15th 


Mercy 


Joseph 




Day* 






EUzabeth 


Joseph 


Elizabeth 


Taylor 


Augst: 


5th 


: Sarah 


John 


Elizabeth 


Goodale 






Mehetabel 


Joseph 


Mary 


Winn 




26th 


Hannah 


Joseph 


Jerusha 


Hatch 


Septbr: 


9th 


Elizabeth 


James 


Hephzibah 


Ross 


Novbr: 


18th 


• Esther 


Eleazar 


Elizabeth 


Clark 


Decembr 


2nd 


Phebe 


Sparks 


Phebe 


Perkins 




16th 


: Mehetabel 


Pelatiah 


Mehetabel 


Littlefield 


1744/5 












Jany: 


6th 


: Lydia 


John 


Lydia 


Mitchel 






Abigail 


Caleb 


Elizabeth 


Maddox 



*In the original record the space intended for the mother's name is underlined. 



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Recfjrds of the First Church of Wells, Me. 



121 





13th: 


Katharin Datr 


: of Nathanael & Abigail 


Wheelwright 


Feby: 


3r(l: 


Katharin 


Thomas 


Abigail 


Cousins 




17th: 


M(jll(;y 


Thomas 


Abigail 


Haley 


Marh: 


10th: 


Anne 


James 


Jane 


Morden 


Aprl: 


7th: 


Patience 


Peter 


Abigail 


Littlefield 


May 


r)th: 


Kunire 


Joseph 


Mehetabel 


Sayer 






Khzabcth 


Richard 


Mabel 


Boothby 






Mercy 


Samuel 


Alice 


Curtis 




20th: 


Susanna 


Daniel 


Mary 


Morison 


June 


3rd: 


Martha 


Nathanael 


Dorothy 


Wells * 






Dorothy 


Elijah 


Hannah 


Allen 


July 


21st: 


Mercy 


Isaac 


Jane 


Littlefield 






Abigail 


John 


Honour 


Wat-son 


AuRst: 


nth. 


Al)i^ail 


Samuel 


Sarah 


Jefferds 






l^hzal)eth 


Zvchariah 


Elizabeth 


Good ale 


Octbr: 


Oth: 


Khzabeth 


raid 


Mary 


Goodwin 




13th 


Abigail 


Jeremiah 


Abigail 


Storer 


Novbr: 


24th 


Sarah 


James 


Philadelphia 


Rankins 






Hannah 


Samutl 


Hannah 


Treadwel 


Decern br 


: 8th 


Susanna 


Nathan 


Tabitha 


Hatch 




15 


Mary 


Samuel 


Lydia 


Clark 


1745/0 












Jany: 


12th: 


Mary 


Nchemiafi 


Tabitha 


Littlefield 


Feby: 


•> 


Hannah 


Benjamin 


Jane 


Crodifer 


Marh : 


3()th 


Abigail 


AIicha<.l 


Mary 


WiUson 


May 


4th 


Hannah 


David 


Sarah 


Low 






Hannah 


Joshua 


Priscilla 


Bartlet 






Lydia 
Persis 


Joseph 


Lydia 


Stephens 






Tabitha 


John 


Deborah 


Littlefield 


June 


hst: 


Dorothy 


John 


Mary 


Cousins 






Priscilla 


Jeremiah 


Sarah 


Stewart 


1740 












June 


22nd 


: Rebekah 


Philip 


Mary 


Pike 






Bettye 


James 


Sarah 


Killpatrick 




29th 


Bettye 


John 


Elizabeth 


Goodale 


July 


14th 


: Abigail 


Daniel 


Mary 


Morison 




20th 


• Martha 


Nathanael 


Lydia 


Clark 


Augst: 


10th 


• Mary 


Joseph 


Mary 


Winn 




24 th 


Abi<j;ail 


John 


Abigail 


Winn 


Novbr: 


Oth 


Patience 


Eleazar 


Elizabeth 


Clark 


Novbr: 


Oth 


: Huldah 


Samiiel 


Sarah 


Littlefield 


1746/7 






* 






Feby: 


8th 


: Lydia 


James 


Mary 


Wakefield 






Abigail 


Jacob 


Abigail 


Curtis 






Mary 


Samuel 


Mary 


Littlefield 




22 


Abigail 


Isaac 


Jane 


Littlefield 


Marh: 


29th 


: Priscilla 


■ Charles 


Mary 


Annis 


Aprl: 


26th 


: Lydia 


John 


Elizabeth 


Perkins 


May 


3rd 


: ^leribah 


Zcchariah 


Elizabeth 


Goodale 




10th 


: Sarah 


Samuel 


Bathsheba 


Emerj^ 






Mary 


John 


Susanna 


MacDonnel 




17th 


: Tabitha 


Sam uel 


Tabitha 


Butland 




24th 


: Sarah 


Isaac 


Hannah 


Buswel 


June 


14th 


: Elizabeth 


Joshua 


Anne 


Eaton 


Augst: 


2nd 


: Susanna 


George 


Mary 


Jacob 



122 



Records of the First Church of Wells, Me. 



[April 



Septbr: 


13th: 


Elizabeth Datr : of Joseph 


& Mehetabel 


Sayer 






Mary 


George 


Elizabeth 


Butland 




27th: 


Mary 


Nathanael 


Miriam 


Chapman 


Octbr: 


4th: 


Sarah 


Jeremiah 


Sarah 


Stewart 


Novbr: 


1st: 


Margaret 


Jeremiah 


Abigail 


Storer 






Mercy 


Job 


Sarah 


Low 






Meribah 


Samuel 


Lydia 


Cane 


Novbr: 


22nd 


: Huldah 


John 


Bithia 


Wormwood 


1747/8 












Jany: 


3rd: 


Molley 


Benjamin 


Mary 


Day 


Feby: 


28th: 


Kezia 


Nathanael 


Hannah 


Wakefield 






Mary 


Thomas 


Mary 


Kimbel 


Marh: 


27th: 


Miriam 


David 


Sarah 


Low 


Aprl: 


10th 


Dorcas 


Joshua 


Joanna 


Edwards 




17th: 


Hannah 


Nehemiah 


Tabitha 


Littlefield 


May 


22nd 


: Bettey 


Joseph 


Elizabeth 


Day 




29th: 


Anna 


Nathanael 


Lydia 


Clark 


July 


17th: 


Sarah 


Jeremiah 


Sarah 


Littlefield 


Augst: 


14th: 


Hannah 


Eleazar 


Elizabeth 


Clark 


Septbr: 


11th 


Irene 


John 


Mary 


Cousins 






Eunice 


Jeremiah 


Abigail 


Littlefield 


Octbr: 


23rd 


Priscilla 


Philip 


Elizabeth 


Hatch 






Hephzibah 


James 


Hephzibah 


Ross 


Octbr: 


30th 


Bettey 


Samuel 


Lydia 


Clark 


Novbr: 


13th 


Tabitha 


Samuel 


Lydia 


Cane 




20th 


Abigail 


Benjamin 


Jane 


Credifer 


1748/9 












Jany: 


2nd 


: Luce 


John 


Phebe 


Maxwel 




29th 


Ehzabeth 


Joshua 


Meribah 


Wells 


Feby: 


12th 


Mary 


Abraham 


Mary 


Storer 


Aprl: 


9th 


Lydia 


Joshua 


Anne 


Goodwin 




23rd 


Luce 


John 


Lydia 


Mitchel 


May 


7th 


Naomi 


Samuel 


Sarah 


Littlefield 




14th 


Lydia 


Nathan 


Tabitha 


Hatch 




21st: 


Abigail 


John 


Mary 


Butland 


June 


11th 


Sarah 


Lemuel 


Sarah 


Hatch 


July 


2nd 


: Esther 


Samuel 


Mary 


Littlefield 






Eleanor 


John 


Susanna 


Low 


July 


16th 


Elizabeth 


James 


Sarah 


Boston 


Augst: 


20th 


• Olive 


Joseph 


Jerusha 


Hatch 




24th 


Rebekah 


Jeremiah 


Sarah 


Stewart 


Septbr: 


10th 


Hephzibah 


Joseph 


Mehetabel 


Sayer 




24th 


Mary 


John 


Hannah 


Stephens 


Octbr: 


1st: 


Luce 


John 


Elizabeth 


Perkins 






Hannah 


Samuel 


Lydia 


Cane 




8th 


Rebekah 


Nehemiah 


Joanna 


Annis 


1749/50 










Jany: 


14th 


Sarah 


James 


Philadelphia 


Rankins 


Marh: 


4th 


Ehzabeth 




Mary 


Stone 


Aprl: 


7th 


Huldah 


Jonathan 


Hannah 


Littlefield 




29th 


Lydia 


Stephen 


Lydia 


Larraby 






Meribah 


Nathanael 


Hannah 


Wakefield 






Sarah 


Joseph 


Sarah 


Wormwood 






Mary 


Thomas 


Mary 


Kimbel 






Eunice 


Jedidiah 


Hannah 


Wakefield 


May 


6th 


Susanna 


Elijah 


Hannah 


Men 



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Descendants of Samuel Foster 



123 



June 


10th: 


Shuah Dsitr: of Nehemiah & Tahitha Littlefield 




24th: 


Nelle 


Andrew 


Pegg 


Negroes 


July 


15th: 


Lydia 


William 


Love 


Saver 


Augst: 


5th 


Phebe 


Joseph 


Elizabeth Day 




22 


Abigail 


John 


Elizabeth Wakefield 


Septbr : 


9th: 


MoUey 


John 


Elizabeth Goodale 




30th: 


Sarah 


John 




Whitnev 


Octbr: 


10th: 


Lydia 


John 


Elizabeth Gooch 


Novbr : 


7th: 


Rachel 


Samuel 


Mary 


Hatch 






Mary 


Samuel 


Mary 


Hatch 






Abigail 


Samuel 


Mary 


Hatch 


Decembr: 


2nd: 


Bithia 


John 


Bithia 


Wormwood 




9th: 


Abigail 


David 


Abigail Maxwel 




16 


Hannah 


John 


Phebe 


Maxwel 


Sept: 


1752. 


Abigail 


Daniel 


Frances 


Sayer. by Mr: Chase 






of New Castle 






Apr: 


1752 


Elizabeth 


Samuel 


Margret 


Emery. By Mr Wise 






of Berwick 






May. 27 


1753. 


Mary 


Ithamar 


Margret 


Littlefield. By Mr 






Clark of Danvers. 






May. 27 


1753. 


Phebe 


John 


Phebe 


Maxell. By Mr. 






Clark of Danvers 






May 27 


1753 


Sarah 


Joseph 


Dorcas 


Cheeney. By Mr 






Clark of Danvers. 






Nov: 19 


1752 


Mary 
Lyman 


David 
of york 


Abigail 


Maxell. By Mr. 


June 13 


1753. 


Sarah 


James 


Sarah 


Boston. By Mr. 






Hovey of Arundel 






Deer: 23 


1753 


Eleanor 


Benjamin 


Lydia 


Kimball By Mr. 






Wise of Berwick. 






May 27 


1753 


Hephzibah 


I John 


Ehzabeth 


Goodale By Mr. 






Clark of Danvers 






May 27 


1755 


Sarah 


Samuel 


AUice 


Curtice By Mr. 






Clark of Danvers 






Novr: 19 


1752 


Lucy 
Lyman 


Richard 
of York. 


Lucy 


Roberts By Mr. 








[To be continued] 





SAMUEL FOSTER OF KINGSTON, MASS., LOYALIST, 
AND SOME OF HIS DESCENDANTS 

By Mrs. Edith Leonard Kingsbury of Hartford, Conn. 

1. Samuel* Foster (John,^ John,^ Thomas,^ of Weymouth, 
Mass.), of Kingston, Mass., was born at Plymouth, Mass., about 
1700, the son of Dea. John and Hannah (Stetson) Foster,* and 
died 2 Aug. 1778, aged 78 years, 8 months, 4 days. He is buried 

*For the descent of Samuel Foster from Thomas Foster of Weymouth see Register, vol. 26, 
pp. 394-397, and Pierce's Foster Genealogy (Chicago, 1899), passim. In the Foster Genealogy 
the history of Samuel Foster and his descendants is set forth inadequately and in some cases incor- 
rectly, and it is the purpose of this article to supply the deficiencies and to correct the errors of 
the passages in that book that refer to Samuel Foster and his descendants. 



124 Descendants of Samuel Foster [April 

in the Old Burying Ground at Kingston. He married first, at 
Scituate, Mass., 10 Oct. 1723, Margaret Tilden, born 6 July 
1696, died 13 July 1748, daughter of Nathaniel and Margaret (Sharp) 
of Scituate; and secondly, at Kingston, 29 Nov. 1750, Margaret 
(Marshall) Wadsworth, born 8 Dec. 1702, died at Kingston 14 
Mar. 1773, daughter of Joseph and Mary Marshall and widow of 
Ichabod Wadsworth of Duxbury, Mass. 

Early in Ufe he removed to Kingston, where he became a sub- 
stantial citizen. He acquired much property there, and dwelt in 
the house on Summer Street now known as the Samuel Foster house. 
He and his sons built ships at the Landing on Jones River previous 
to the Revolution, but no record has been kept of them. In 1745 
the heirs of William Bradford disposed of their title in the lower 
part of the Landing property to Samuel Foster, and in 1765 his son 
Robert is mentioned as having ''lately built a new wharf thereon." 
In the same year Samuel Foster sold the lower part of the wharf 
to Benjamin Walker, but the other half, known as "Foster's Wharf," 
remained in the possession of the family until 1827, when it was sold 
by Robert Foster's heirs to Joseph Holmes. What is now the Poor 
House lot, a portion of the original Landing, Samuel Foster sold 
to Zenas Drew in 1772. The shipbuilding business on Jones River 
grew and prospered, and many ocean-going vessels were built there, 
including the Independence and the Mars of the Colonial Navy. 

When the Revolution broke out, the Fosters, hke many other men 
of substance, were Loyalists in their sympathies, and, although they 
remained quietly at home, they did not escape having to pay the 
price of their loyalty. Samuel Foster, his son Charles, and Mr. 
Wrestling Brewster were arrested and brought to trial in the meeting 
house. The Fosters were imprisoned on a guard ship in Boston 
harbor for ten months, but were then released and allowed to return 
home. 

Children by first wife (births recorded at Kingston) : 

2. i. JoHN,5 b. 23 Aug. 1724. 

ii. Samuel, b. 20 Aug. 1726; d. 28 Oct. 1744. 

iii. Margaret, b. 11 June 1728; living unm. in 1785. 

3. iv. Charles, b. 1 June 1730. 

V. Hannah, b. 6 Apr. 1732; d. before 1778. 

vi. Sarah, b. 5 July 1735; m. at Kingston, 2 Feb. 1762, Joseph Tilden 
of Scituate. 

4. vii. Robert, b. 11 Apr. 1737. 

viii. Lydia, b. 10 Mar. 1739; d. unm. 30 Sept. 1795. 

2. JoHN^ Foster {Samuel,^ John,^ John,^ Thomas^), of Kingston, 

Mass., born 23 Aug. 1724, died probably 5 July 1785. He 

married at Bridgewater, Mass., 1 Nov. 1750, Mary Ripley 

of Bridgewater,* who died at Kingston^24 Oct. 1791, aged 63. 

Children : 

i. JoHNjS b. in 1758; d. at Kingston 17 Feb. 1778, aged 19 years, 3 

months, and 27 days. 
ii. Capt. Samuel, m. at Scituate, Mass., 3 Apr. 1792, Mary Otis of 

*Vital Records of Kingston, p. 223. The intention of marriage of John Foster and Mary 
Dilles of Bridgewater was recorded at Kingston 29 Sept. 1750 (ib.). The Vital Records of Bridge- 
water, vol. 2, p. 138, gives the marriage of John Foster of Kingston and Mary Dilley [dup. Dillis), 
1 Nov. 1750, and states that the intention is not recorded. 



1921] Descendants of Samuel Foster 125 

Scituate. Children: 1. John,^ h. 21 Jan." 1793. 2. Samuel, b. 
10 1>'C. 171M. 

3. CuAFtLES* FosTCU (Smnuel,* John,^ Johi,^ Thornas^), of Kingston, 

Mass., born 1 .June 1730, died at Kingston 28 Ai)r. 1805. 
He married at Kingston, 27 Dec. 1752, Sylvia Dklano, 
horn 22 Jan. 17:32/3, died 11) Mar. 1812, daughter of Joshua 
and HoiH'slill (Peterson) of Duxhury, Mass. 

Although he suffered some persecution on account of his 
Loyalist sympathies, he remained in Kingston. He built 
the house now known as the Deacon James Foster house, 
which is still owned by his descendants. 

Children, born at Kingston: 

i. Lu(Y,« I). 22 S<pt. 17:)3; d. 21 Nov. 1753. 

ii. A Ho.v, 1). U Oct. 17.>l; d. 27 Oct. 1751. 

iii. Lucy, I). 22 Jan. \7'^\; d. 2 Aug. 1771). 

6. IV. Jamks, b. 11) Feb. 1759. 

4. RoHKUT' FosTKH (Samucl,* John,^ Jahn,^ Thomas^), of Kingston, 

Mass., and of Lunenburg and Liverpool, Nova Scotia, born 
at Kingston 11 Apr. 1737, died there 21) June 1791. He 
married, 9 June 17l)(). I^mzahktu 1Vm{tlktt, born 3 Aug. 
1717 and baptized at Duxbury, Mas.^., 27 Sept. 1747, died at 
Kingston 22 Aug. 1825, daughter of Joseph and Dorothy 
(\\'a(isworth) of Duxbury and first cousin of (len. Peleg 
W adsu orth. 

lie owned Foster's wharf at the Landing, and in 17G7 was 
owner of the schooners Britannia and Polly, which he used 
for whaling. Like his fatluT and brother he suffered for the 
Loyalist cause, and, with his family, lived in exile in Nova 
Scotia for many years. He entered in a memorandum book 
the record of his own family and a few other bits of informa- 
tion, and described brietly Iiis journey to Nova Scotia, his 
stay there, and his return to Mas^-^achusetts.* The voyage to 
Nova Scotia was made in Sept. 1779. The family lived in 
Lunenburg for several years, and then removed to Liverpool. 
In the division of the estate of Mr. Uriah Wadsworth of Dux- 
bury, ]Mass.. in 1784, Robert Foster of Liverpool, Nova 
Scotia, merchant, and lllizabeth his wife are mentioned as 
coheirs. He returned with his family to Kingston in the spring 
of 1791, and tradition tells of shipwreck on the voyage to 
Massachusetts and of the Foster family being ten days adrift 
in an open boat. One month after his return Robert Foster 
died, and his estate was administered, 7 Nov. 1791, by his 
widow I']lizabeth and his nephew James Foster. "In 1793 
they sold to Silas Morton 4j^s acres of land on Summer Street, 
Kingston, lying between the land of Samuel Foster and that 
of Rev. Zephaniah Willis, and in 1794, to Crocker Sampson, 
1}/$ acres on the corner where the Kingston Inn now^ stands 
and 21 acres of woodland adjoining the land of Charles Foster. 
The widow and her family lived in the house on Main Street 
formerly owned by her father, Capt. Joseph Bartlett. In 

•For these memoranda see Register, vol. 48, pp. 182-184. 



126 Descendants of Samuel Foster [April 

1825 she sold one half of it to her daughter-in-law, Widow 
Mary Foster, who" in 1844 disposed of it to Caleb Bates. 
Children : 

6. i. Robert,^ b. at Kingston 9 Feb. 1767. 

ii. Elizabeth, b., probably at Kingston, 19 July 1769; m. at Kingston, 
5 Jan. 1792, Capt. Silas Morton. 

iii. Charles, of Kingston and Pembroke, Mass., b. at Kingston 3 
Nov. 1772; d. s.p. at Pembroke 5 Dec. 1854; m. at IGngston, 
12 Oct. 1798, Sarah Cook, b. 25 Jan. 1779, d. 29 Nov. 1813, 
dau. of Capt. Robert and Lydia (Adams) of Eangston. 

7. iv. Nathaniel, b. at Kingston 25 Aug. 1774. 

V. John (twin), b. at Lunenburg, N. S., 3 Aug. 1780; d. at sea, in the 

West Indies, of fever, in 1799. 
vi. Lydia (twin), b. at Lunenburg, N. S., 3 Aug. 1780; d. 24 July 1782.* 

8. vii. Joseph, b. at Lunenburg, N. S., 21 June 1783. 

9. viii. Samuel, b. at Liverpool, N. S., 14 Oct. 1786. 

5. James^ Foster {Charles,^ Samuel,'^ John,^ John,^ Thomas^), of 

Kingston, Mass., born at Kingston 19 Feb. 1759, died there 
29 Dec. 1794. He married at Kingston, 28 Nov. 1792, Fear 
Washburn, born 15 Sept. 1766, died 26 Jan. 1826, daughter 
of Seth and Fear (Howard) of Kingston. 
Child: 
10. i. James,' b. at Kingston 22 Dec. 1793. 

6. Robert* Foster {Robert,^ Samuel,^ John,^ John,^ Thoinas^), 

of Liverpool, Nova Scotia, and Kingston, Mass., born at 
Kingston 9 Feb. 1767, committed suicide by drowning him- 
self at sea 26 Sept. 1810. He married at Liverpool Mary 
West, who died, as his widow, at Kalamazoo, Mich., prob- 
ably daughter of Capt. John. 

He went to Nova Scotia with his parents, and became a 
boat builder in Liverpool. Simeon Perkins writes in his diary 
of attending the launching of Robert Foster's boat and also 
of the great wedding of Phoebe West and Capt. Alexander 
Godfrey, for whom the youngest Foster child was named. 
He returned to Kingston with his family about 1800. His 
estate was settled by his son-in-law, David Beal, Jr. 

Children: 

i. Lydia,7 b. at Liverpool, N. S., in Oct. 1788; d. 25 Sept. 1841; m. 
in Providence, R. I., 18 Jan. 1809, David Beal, Jr., b. 20 Apr. 
1784, d. 12 Oct. 1864, s. of David and Lydia (Prince) of Kingston. 
Children, b. at Kngston: 1. David, b. 22 Feb. 1810. 2. Gustavus, 
b. 12 May 1811; d. 12 Apr. 1847. 3. Charles Henry, b. 10 Jan. 
1813; d. at Vicksburg, Miss., 15 Aug. 1841. 4. Theodore, b. 8 
Jan. 1815; d. 9 Feb. 1817. 5. Mary, b. 28 Aug. 1817; d. 31 Mar. 
1818. 6. Betsey, b. 18 Aug. 1819; m. at Kingston, 15 Dec. 1842, 
Edward Bartlett of Plymouth, Mass. 7. Lydia, b. 2 Feb. 1823; 
d. 29 Dec. 1889; m. at Kingston, 31 Jan. 1843, Horace L. Colia- 
more. 8. Thomas, b. 6 Mar. 1825; d. 10 Aug. 1884; m. Ellen 
T. Richardson. 9. John Freeman, b. 12 Sept. 1827; m. Harriet 
Palmer. 10. James Prince, b. 13 Feb. 1830; m. Mary Nickerson. 

ii. Maria West, b. at Liverpool, N. S., in 1790; d. in Boston, Mass., 
17 Jan. 1847, aged 56 years, 3 months, 15 days; m. 11 Apr. 1810 
George P. Thomas, b. 30 Dec. 1790, d. 4 Jan. 1867, aged 76, s. 
of Charles and Dorothy (Drew) of Kingston. Residence, Boston. 

*"My dear Daughter Lydia Drowned in a Large Iron Kettle In July the twenty-fourth Day 
1782 being one year & Eleven months and twenty-one Days old." (Register, vol. 48, p. 182.) 



1921] DeHcerulants of Samuel Foster 127 

, Children: 1. Jidia PnrrU, b. 14 June ISIO; d. 12 Aug. 1811. 2. 
Catherine I >rew,h.{) Dvc. 1811; d. at Plymouth, N. H., Hi Oct. 
1875. :i. Mann Auawxtn, b. 30 Sopt. 1813. 4. Waltio W., h. 27 .^pt. 
1816. 5. Charles FrrAcrir, h. 29 Aug. 1817; d. 29 Oct. VM\\ in. 
Abigail I»rkr. (>. /MniW /in(7(7.s ^J- >n 1819; d. 31 Jan. 1S20, 
aged 3 nionthn, « days. 7. U'lZ/iam A'., b. in 1823; d. in 1897. 
8. Gefyrge 11. , b. \n lS2r); d. at Havana, Ciiba, 25 July 1S57. 9. 
Jului I'., b. 10 .May iKJil: d. 22 Nov. 1<K)3. 

iii. Nathanikl, b. at LivcTixM)!, N. iS., alwut 1792; migratt'd to the 
Weat about 182r) and d. there. 

iv. UouEKT, b. at LivoriHM)!, N. S., probably in Oct. 1792; d. unm. at 
Kingston 28 Feb. 183.3, agc<l 40 yrars, 4 months. 

v. Chaulk.'^, b. at Liv«TiMH>l, N. S., about 171M; d. at Havana, Cuba, 
of yrllow frvcr, m 1x21; m. at Kmgston, 2 June 1810, Julia 
iSxETsoN, b. 3 .Mar. 179-1, dau. of Samuol and Huldah (Brcvv'ster) 
of Kingston. She m. (2) at Walt ham, M.-chs., 17 Mar. 1H47, David 
Smith, Vjm\., of Waltham, widowrr, an<l d. 12 Nov. 1872. The 
inventory of Charlr.M K«wt4'r, mjLst^T rnarinor, was filod 10 Nov. 
1821. 1l\\» estate uiw adnnnist* nd by I);ivid Ii<'al, Jr Child: 

1. CharltA Andrexr* b. 29 Apr. 1817; d. in 1850; m. Mary , 

b. in 1821, d. in I'KM. 

vi. Mary, b. at LivtrjMM)l, N. S., between 179^t and 1800; m. at Kings- 
ton, 24 Junr 1^21, Jomn.hon Pathick of H<wton. Tlu-y migrated 
to the Wrst. 

vii. liKTHKY, b. between IMKJ and 1800; m. after 1825, and nugrated to 
the Wt-st. 

viii. John, b. at Kingston 10 Aug. 1806; d. at Havana, Cuba, of yellow 
fever, in 1S21. 

ix. .\i.K,\AM>r.H (loDFREY, b. at King.ston 31 Oct. 1808; d. there 23 
Feb. 1830. 

7. Capt. Nathanikl* Fostkh (Robert,'-' SamuvL* John,^ John,- 
Thomas^), of Kiiij^.'^ton, Mass., horn at Kin^;.^ton 25 Aur. 
1774. (lied 10 .Ian. 1S48. He married at Kingston, 19 July 
171)7, AnuiAiL Adams, horn 11 .\ii^;. 177t>, died 14 May 1864, 
daughter of ('apt. Mi^Izarand Deborah (Bradford) of Kingston. 
Children, i)orn at Kingston: 

i. Nathaniel.^ b. 18 Nov. 1709; m. Hethet Filkins. He removed to 
New York State, (niild: 1. Chnrlcj^* b. in S^pt. 1823. 

ii. .AiutJAii. .\i)AM.>*, b. 1.') Nov. 1801; ni. at Kingston, 1 May 1817, 
Jonah Willis of Hridgewater, Nlas^., b. 8 .May 1792, s. of Jonah 
and Abigail (Hay ward). ChildnMi, n^eorded at Kingston: 1. 
Edtranl, b. 28 Mar. 1819. 2. Ge^yrgc Fre^ienck, b. 30 Aug. 1821. 
3. F(Kster, b. 2') Vrh. 1821. 4. Jonah, b. 10 Mav 1S20; d. 22 Apr. 
1S27. 5. William Hcun/, b. 1() May 1828. 0. Julia I'arri^ Foster, 
b. 1 June 1831. 7. Abbij Ann, b. 9 May 1S34. 8. Jonah, b. 30 
Aug. 1830. 9. .4rj^f/in<',"b. 10 Apr. 1839. 

iii. Lucy, b. 17 June 1S04; m. at Kingston. 13 Oct. 1822, Thcmas 
Howakd, Jh.. of West Hridgewater, Mass. Children, recorded 
at West Hridgewater: 1. Lucy J., b. 12 May 1S25; d. 14 Oct. 
1825. 2. Lucy T., b. 12 Apr. 1S27. 3. Warren, b. Oct. 1829; 
d. Apr. 1830. 4. Julia, b. 10 July 1831. 5. Abigail F., b. 10 
Apr. 1833. 0. //rtmV/, b. 20Feb. 1837;d. 12Mar. 1837. I.Henry 
Ilcrhrt, b. 7 Aug. 1841 ; d. 22 St^pt. 1841. 

IV. WiLLi.vM Adams, b. 24 Feb. ISOO; d. 12 Oct. 1861; m. Asenath 

P.\Ti-. CMuldren: 1. William G.^ 2. Nathaniel J. 

V. Dehorah HR.A.DFORD, b. 21 June 1808; d. 10 Dec. 1811. 
vi. Melzar Adams, b. 18 July 1810; d. 8 Oct. 1813. 

vii. Deborah Hradford (twin), b. 5 Feb. 1813; d. 21 Nov. 1813. 
viii. Julia Harris (twin), b. 5 Feb. 1813; d. 25 Apr. 1829. 
ix. Melzar Adams (twin), b. 25 Aug. 1815; d. in Boston, Mass., of 
typhus fever, 17 June 1838. 



128 Descendants of Samuel Foster [April 

X. Alexander Bradford (twin), b. 25 Aug. 1815; d. 7 Oct. 1869; m. 
at Duxbury, Mass., 25 Oct. 1840, Betsey Spragtje Freeman 
of Duxbury, b. 7 Mar. 1814, d. 14 June 1880, aged 66, dau. of 
Weston and Lauranne (Sprague). Children (births recorded at 
Kingston): 1. Elizabeth Bradford,^ b. 18 Mar. 1842; m. 4 Oct. 
1860 Horace Porter Bailey. 2. Melzar Adams, b. 10 Aug. 1843; 
d. in a hospital at Carrollton, Md., 31 Jan. 1863; he was a member 
of the Thirty-eighth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers. 3. 
Mary Homer, b. 12 Apr. 1845; d. 23 June 1864. 4. Adrianna, b. 
8 Mar. 1848; m. 27 Nov. 1872 Francis Marion Kennedy. 

8. Capt. Joseph^ Foster (Robert,^ Samuel} John,^ John,^ Thomas^), 

of Kingston, Mass., born at Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, 21 
June 1783, was lost at sea about 12 Aug. 1825. He married 
at Kingston, 7 Apr. 1805, Lydia Cook, born at Kingston 
1 Mar. 1782, died 24 Jan. 1846, daughter of Sjdvanus and 
Mary (Godfrey) (Adams). 
Children, born at Kingston: 

i. Amelia Drew,' b. 20 Jan. 1806; m. at Kingston, 5 Oct. 1834, 
Cephas Cusuman Bumpas of Plympton, Mass. 

ii. Joseph, b. 20 Jan. 1809; d. at sea, in the West Indies, 27 June 1826 
or 1827. 

iii. Lydia Cook, b. 5 Aug. 1811; m. at Kingston, 27 July 1834, Asa 
CusHMAN of Kingston, b. 14 Jan. 1807, s. of Thomas and Sylvia 
(Drew). Children, b. at Kingston: 1. Caroline Foster, b. 11 Sept. 
1835; d. 16 Apr. 1858. 2. George Walter, b. 18 Dec. 1838.* 3. 
Francis Drew, b. 4 July 1842; d. 2 Sept. 1888. 4. Mary (twin), 
b. 4 Jan. 1847. 5. Judith A. (twin), b. 4 Jan. 1847; d. 2 Mar. 
1914. 6. Edwin, b. 26 May 184S or 1849; d. 8 Dec. 1901. 

iv. Sarah Cook, b. 17 Feb. 1814; d. 8 Jan. 1849; m. at Kingston, 15 
Oct. 1834, Joseph Lovering, Jr., b. in Boston, Mass., about 
1802, s. of Joseph and Ann of Boston. He m. (2) at Kingston, 
5 Sept. 1849, Eliza R. Adams, b. in Ireland about 1830, dau. of 
Roger and Eleanor J. Children: 1. Joseph Foster, b. 18 Aug. 
1835. 2. John Parker, h. at North Bridgewater (now Brockton), 
Mass., 27 May 1837; d. 16 Apr. 1897. 3. Mary Ann, b. at North 
Bridgewater (now Brockton), Mass., 22 Oct. 1839. 4. Susan 
Henry, b. 6 Oct. 1841. 5. Sarah Foster, b. 25 Jan. 1844. 

V. Caroline, b. 6 Nov. 1815; m. at Kingston, 30 Apr. 1843, Sylvanus 
Packard of North Bridgewater (now Brockton), Mass., b. in 
1815. Children: 1. Sylvanus Cook, b. 10 Mar. 1844; ra. Abbie 
Frances Davenport. 2. Herbert Winslow, b. 1 Dec. 1846. 3. 
Susan Perkins (twin), b. 22 Sept. 1848. 4. Sybil Dunbar (twin), 
b. 22 Sept. 1848. 5. David Andrew, b. 31 Jan. 1850. 6. Caroline 
Foster, b. 9 Mar. 1853. 7. Charles Foster, b. 7 Apr. 1855. 

vi. Betsey, b. 12 Dec. 1817; m. at Ivingston, 12 Aug. 1838, John L. 
Packard of North Bridgewater (now Brockton), Mass., b. 16 
Oct. 1816. Children (births recorded at North Bridgewater): 
1. Charles Henry, b. 8 Aug. 1839. 2. William White, b. 28 Jan. 
1843. 3. John, b. 15 Feb. 1846. 4. George Foster, b. 25 June 
1849. 5. Walter Cushman, b. 1 Jan. 1854. 6. Sarah Estella, b. 
7 Sept. 1857. 

vii. Mary Ann, b. in Aug. 1819. 

viii. Lucia Morton, b. 8 Nov. 1821; m. at Kingston, 19 July 1840, 
Samuel M. Holmes of North Bridgewater (now Brockton), 
Mass. Children (births recorded at North Bridgewater): 1. 
Elmer Wallace, b. 8 Dec. 1841. 2. Lucia Ann, b. 26 Oct. 1843. 
3. George Elwood, b. 20 Jan. 1846. 4. Sarah Ellen, b. 23 Mar. 
1848. 5. Arabella Mozart, b. 12 June 1850. 

9. Samuel^ Foster {Robert,^ Samuel,"^ John,^ John,^ Thomas^), of 

Kingston and Westminster, Mass., was born at Liverpool, 



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Nova Scotia, 14 Oct. 1786. He (called of West Boylston) 
married (intention recorded at Westminster, 14 June 1813) 
Lois Simons. 

lie removed from Kingston to Westminster before his 
miirria^^e, and lived there about twelve years. 

Children, born at Westminster: 

i. Maiua AiKitrsTA.M). 19 Ort. iSlo. 

ii. Mauy Ann Maiitkn, I). 30 .Inn. 1818. 

iii. Samukl Haktlktt, I). 17 S<«pt. 1819; d. 19 Sept. 1819. 

iv. Sa.\iukl .\li»kut, b. 5 Ort. 1820. 

V. C'iiAitLF..s KoiiKUT, b. '2S) June 1822. 

10. Di:a. Jamks' Fostkr (James,* Charles,^ Samuel,* John,^ JoJm,* 
Thomas^), of Kingston, Mass., bom at Kingston 22 Dec. 
171)3. died 13 July 1878. He married at Duxlniry, Mass., 
20 Mar. 1S23, S.\kah Kii'Lky, born 31 May 1798, died in 
Sept. ISSl, daughtex of Daniel and Jane (MeLauthlin) of 
Duxbury. 

He inherit (m1 his father's and grandfather's estate, on which 
he resided in hS70. 

Children, born at Kingston: 

i. CiiARLEM Ja.\!Kh," b. 8 Jail. 1827; tl. 31 Oct. 1827. 

ii. Jank, b. 31 Aim ivjS; m. ftt Kin^Mton, 3 Oct. 1817, Mautin Lp.wis 

Turi'ER, b. ttt Kin^^j^ton 3 M.ir. 1S23, h. of Vvl'^r and Sally Drew 

(Brcwstor). 
iii. TncT, b. 17 .\uk. 1830; d. at Kiiu-stnn 9 Juno VMM]; m. IS Jan. 

1861, a.s hi.s socond wifo, ("• her Prince Drew, b. 27 

June 1815, a. of S<»th and .M«>liy ;>S ;i>hbuni). 
iv. Charles James, b. 20 July 1835; d. 12 .Sept. 1915; m. Ellen J. 

Packard. 



GENEALOGICAL KKSKARCH IN ENGLAND 

[Continued from page 031 
GlFFORD-S.\RGENT (CONCLUDED) 

Contributed by G. Andrews Moriartt, Jr., A. M.. LL.B., of Newport, R. I., 
and communicAted by the Committee on English Researcn 

10. Sir Johx Giffard le Boef (Osbert, Elias, Elias, Elias, Osberne, 
Osbcrn dc Bolcbcc), of Twvford. eo. Buek.*^. Kniizht, born about 
1235, died probai)ly about 1300.* He married . 

•Thftt Sir John GifTord le Hoof, of Twj-ford. co. Burks, Knight , waa probably a son of Osbert 
li)) and Isnbol (de Hokhmd') Gifford of the Hriniafield fsimily is shown by a pardon for Geoffrey de 
Arcubus for the denth of Hugh Ruffus", at the instAnce of John Gifford. son of Osbert Giffard. 10 
Jan. 120r) (Calendar of Patent Rolls, Henr>' III. 1258-1266. p. 522). The John Gifford of this 
record can be no other than the son of the 0.«»l>ert ^9) who died about 1237, as the latter's son Osbert, 
horn in 12Xi or 12;i4, could not have had a son John who was born early enough to be the John men- 
tioned in the pardon, and Osln^rt, son of Richard Giffard the Justiciary (7), left no issue, as hia 
-■listers were his heirs. Moreover, John Gifford le Boef came from Devonshire, and he (and his son 
:ifter him) held -Accott in Devonshire and Astwell in Northamptonshire adversely to John Gifford, 
son of the second Osln^rt (9.i). Astwell at one time was held by the second Osbert. 

(The contributor of this article, who has spent the winter in England, wTites that he has dis- 
covered a fine of John Giffard le Boef of Twyford. in the time of Edward I, in which the said John 
;^ illed "son of Osbert Gifford," so that the pedigree is now conclusively proved back to the 



130 Genealogical Research in England [April 

He was enfeoffed of two parts of a knight's fee in Twyford, 
by Robert FitzNicholas, steward of Henry III, prior to 1272. 
On 12 Mar. 1276 he was mentioned as of Twyford in the Close 
Rolls, and in 1277, as John Giffard le Boef, he petitioned that 
the service of Ralph Pipard should be performed in West Wales 
(Parhamentary W>its, vol. 1, page 632). In 1282 the said 
John Giffard was performing in Wales the service due from 
John Giffard of Brimsfield {ih.). In 1284 he was summoned 
by a writ of quo warranto to show his right of frank pledge 
in Twyford, when he pleaded the feoffment by Robert Fitz- 
Nicholas and called upon Robert's nephew, Ralph Pipard, 
to warrant, but was adjudged to be in mercy. Pipard sought 
in 1289-90 that he be restored (Parliamentarv Rolls, vol. 1). 
In the Feudal Aid of 1284-1286 John Giffard le Boef held 
153^ virgates of land in Charndon, co. Bucks, of the King, 
and 40 librates in Twyford of Ralph Pipard (Feudal Aids, 
vol. 1, page 181). On 3 May 1296 he was knight of the shire 
for CO. Bucks, in a Parliament at Westminster — one of the 
earhest Parhaments (Parliamentary Writs, vol. 1, page 632). 

In the roll of arms, in the time of Edward I, known as the 
Planche Roll, the arms of John Giffard le Boef of Twj^ford 
are given as Gules, three lions passant in pale argent, and a 
label for difference. These are the arms of the Brimsfield 
Giffards, with the mark of cadency. In the roll of arms 
printed with the parliamentary writs the arms of Sir John 
Giffard le Boef of Twyford are set down as "Sire Johann 
Gyffard le boef De goules a in hons passant de argent e un 
label de azur." 

Child: 
11. i. John, b. about 1270. 

11. Sir John Giffard le Boef (Sir John Ic Boef, Oshert, Ellas, 
Elias, Elias, Osberne, Oshern de Bolehcc), of Twyford, co. 
Bucks, Knight, born about 1270, was hving 30 Mar. 1328, 
when his son was called John Giffard the Younger of Twyford 
in the inquisition post mortem of Sir Thomas de Gardinis, 
but appears to have died shortl}' thereafter (Calendar of 
Inquisitions post Mortem, vol. 7, Edward III, page 107). 
He married, about 1300-1, Alexandra de Gardinis, daughter 
of Sir Thomas of Oxfordshire, a descendant of the baronial 
house of Arsic. She was dead in 1328, when her son John was 
the heir of his grandfather, Sir Thomas de Gardinis. 

On 24 June 1301 John, son of John Giffard le Boef, was 
summoned from Devonshire to the muster at Berwick on 
Tweed, to perform miUtary service against the Scots (Parlia- 
mentary Writs, vol. 1, page 632). His lands at Hehdon are 
mentioned 23 Aug. 1312 (Calendar of Close Rolls, 1307-1313, 
page 548). He was imprisoned at Aylesbur>^, 7 June 1314, 
for a trespass of vert and venison in the Royal Forest {ih., 
1313-1318, page 58). On 28 Sept. 1315 he was knight of the 

Conquest. Therefore on p. 59 of the present volume of the Register, line 9, the word "probable" 
should be deleted. — Editor.] 



1921] Qtnedlogicfd Research in England 131 

wJiire for to. Bucks (Parliamentary Writs, vol. 2, page 918), 
and in 131() he wius certified as Ion! of the ville of Twyford, 
C'iiarndon, and i'ounden in co. Bucks (th.). lie held the 
Twyford lands (i.e., two parts) of Ilalph Pipard (Feudal Aids, 
vol. 1, paf^e 100). In Oxfordshire he held lands in Bept)rooke 
{ih., vol. 4, pa^je \^'A), and in Northamptonshire ho held half 
of tlie manor of llelidon {ib., vol. 4, page 30) and also huids in 
Astwell. On 20 Mar. 1310 he appears as commissioner 4o rius« 
soldiers for the Scotch War (Parliamentary' Writs, vol. 2, 
pa^e \^\X), and on 5 Au^- 1310 his orders to select footmen in 
CO. I'ucks for the Scotch War were countermanded ((""alwular 
of Tine Rolls, vol. 2, pa^e 21)7). On 30 May 1322 John (liffard 
of Twyford, Kni^^ht, wa« summoned from Oxfordshire to the 
Great Council at Westminster (Parliamentary Writ*, vol. 2, 
paj^e 918j. On 20 .June 1.322 John (litlord, a kni^^ht or ban- 
neret of CO. Beds and co. Bucks, was returned as ill and un- 
ahle to serve in jx»rson against the Scot« (i6.), and on 24 June 
1322 John (iifTord le B(M'f, man at arms, wa.^ summoned from 
Northampton.shire to serve a^:amst the Scots {ih.}. On 31 
Oct. 1322 he was returned as a man at arms ix-tween the ages 
of 1() and 60 years, and was called a knight accustomed to 
arms hut pouty and incapable of actinjj {ih.). In 1325 John, 
son of Oshert ( iifi":ird (1), i), sued him to recover lands in Accott. 
Devonshire, which O.-^lK^rt fonnerly held. 
Children: 
IJ. i. John, b. in 1301 " ixwt Mnrtfin, vol. G). 

ii. Ki)Mi'M> (?>, ft k . ' iifTanl nf 'I'wyford, com- 

initt<*vl t^^♦»p5is.^ at ( imuldii, i Nov. 1347 iCalondar of Patent 
HoILs, 134r)-134Si, an.! •• .- ly of Stanlak in Oxfordshirr in 

1301 (Calendar of CI.' 13tV4, p. VM). 

12. SiH John Giffard (Sir John le Boef, Sir John le Boef, O.sbert, 
£7ia«f<, Elia.^, Elias, Osbeme, Osbern de Bolehec), of Twyford, 
CO. Bucks. Knifz;ht. lK)m in 1301, die<l on the Sunday next 
after the Fi»ast of the Conversion of St. Paul,* 43 I^lward 111 
[13()S/1)J (Ukuistku, vol. 74, papc 232). He married first 
Lucy de Mokteyx, who was living S Mar. 1301, daughter of 
Sir John and sister of Master Kdnuind de Morteyn, D. C. L., 
the King's escheator for Ireland, canon of York, and King's 

clerk; and secondlv Alice , .who was living 30 July 

1379 (Calendar of 'Patent Rolls. 1377-1381, page 323). 

From his maternal grandfather, Sir Thomas de Gardinis, 
he inherited large estates, namely, the manorial estates at 
Somerton and Fringsford and the Coggs lands in Oxfordshire, 
which, with the messuage at Leisdon, co. Kent, came down 
from the Arsic family, and the manor of Ixning, which came 
from the Do la Have family. His father died about 1330, 
and he inherited the C;itTard lands. On 22 July 1334 he was 
styled Sir John Gitlard. when he witnessed an enrollment grant 
(Calendar of Close Bolls, 1333-1337, page 320). On 20 Mar. 
133S he was to array in co. Bucks 10 men at arms, 20 armed 

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132 Genealogical Research in England [April 

men, and 40 archers for the French War (ib., 1334-1341, p. 55). 
In 1340 he had Hcence to build an oratory in his house at 
Twyford (Lipscombe's History of Buckinghamshire), in the 
same year he was assessor of taxes in Oxfordshire (Calendar 
of Patent Rolls, 1340-1343, page 25), and he served frequently 
on commissions of oyer and terminer with WilHam de Shares- 
hull, the famous judge {ib,, 1340-1343, pages 87, 554, 582, 
583). He was one of the knights who accompanied Edward 
III to France, and he was in the King's division at the Battle 
of Crecy, 1346 (Wrottesley's Crecy and Calais). He appears 
to have had a brother Edmund, with whom he committed a 
trespass at Grendon, 4 Nov. 1347 (Calendar of Patent Rolls, 
1345-1348). In 1349, 1351, and 1361 he was commissioner 
of the peace in co. Bucks (Calendar of Patent Rolls, 1350-1354), 
on 14 Mar. 1360 he was one of the commissioners of array in 
CO. Bucks, for the French War, and in 1368, with Reynold de 
Grey of Ruthyn, he was again a commissioner of array (ib., 
1364-1367, page 431). 
Children by first wife : 

i. John, living 23 Dec. 1360; d. s.p. before 11 Mar. 1368/9. (Vide 

infra, 13.) 
IS. ii. Thomas, b. about 1345 (Register, vol. 74, p. 232). 

ill. Richard (probably son of No. 12), m. Joan , and with her 

levied a fine on the manor of Helidon, 7 Richard II [13(S3-4]. 

13. Sir Thomas Giffard (Sir John, Sir John le Boef, Sir John le 
Boef, Osbert, Elias, Elias, Elias, Osberne, Osbern de Bolebec), 
of Twyford, co. Bucks, Knight, born about 1345, died 25 
Sept. 1394 (Register, vol. 74, page 233). He married first, 
about 1361, Elizabeth de Missenden, who died about 1367; 

secondly, before 4 Jan. 1367/8, Margery (ib., vol. 74, 

page 231), who was living 22 Aug. 1374; and thirdly, before 

6 July 1383, Sybil , who married again, had a daughter 

Eleanor (born about 1406) by her second husband, and died 
26 Feb. 1428/9. 

From an inquisition taken at Oxford, 23 Dec, 34 Edward III 
[1360] (ib.), it appears that Thomas Giffard had an elder 
brother, John, who was living at that date, but who must 
have died s.p. before 11 Mar., 43 Edward III [1368/9], as 
Thomas Giffard, ^ged twenty-five years and more, was then 
found to be the heir of his father (ib., vol. 74, page 232). On 
23 Dec. 1360 Thomas's father, John, settled upon himself 
and his wife Lucy, for the term of their lives, his manors of 
Somerton and Feringford, in Oxfordshire, with 30s. rent in 
Cogges, Oxfordshire, with remainder to their son Thomas and 
his issue, and the rent to Thomas and Elizabeth de Missenden 
and their issue, which otherwise ought to revert to John, 
eldest son of the said John (ib., vol. 74, page 231). On 22 
Aug. 1374 Sir Thomas Giffard, with his wife Margery, enfeoffed 
Nicholas Twyford of London, goldsmith, with a moiety of 
the manor of Ixning, co. Suffolk (Calendar of Patent Rolls, 
1370-1374, page 477). Two inquisitions post mortem show 



1021] Qenealoijical lie^scarch in Englarid 133 

holdings of Sir Thomas GifTard, Knight, at the time of his 
death, in Kent and in Oxfordshire respectively, and give 
Ko^or (lifTard, a«;ed twenty-six (or twenty-seven) years and 
more as liis son and heir. (IIegister, vol. 74, page 232.) 
Child by hrst wife: 

14. i. RoGEU, b. about 13G7. 

Children by second or third wife: 

ii. Joii.v, d. s.p. 
iii. TiKJMAs, (J. s.p. 
iv. William, d. s.p. 

14. UoGiou GiFFAUD (Sir Thomas ^ Sir John, Sir John le Boef, Sir 
John le Botfj Oshrrt, Elias, Klias, Elias, Osbcrne, Osbcrn de 
Bolcbcc), of Twvford, co. Bucks, Esq., born about 1307, 
died 14 Apr. 140'J. He married first, before G July 1383, 
Joan de Bkhefohd, who died s.p., daughter of Sir Baldwin, 

Knif^ht ; secondly, not later than 131)9, Elizabeth ; 

and thirdly, not later than 14U7, Isabel Sthetele, appar- 
ently of the family of Stretley of ('reslow, co. Bucks. (Rkc;- 
ISTEH, vol. 74, pages 233-2134.) She married secondly John 
Stokes of Twyford. 

On 21 July 13U.J a licence wiis given to Roger GifTard to 
grant the manor of Somerton, in Oxfordshire, to Sybil, late 
wife of Thomas GifTard, for life, with remainder to the said 
Roger in fee (Calendar of Patent Rolls, 1391-1390, page 008; 
cf. Ri:(;isrKU, vol. 74, page 2iJ4). The incjuisitions post 
mortem given in Rk(;isteh, vol. 74, pages 233-2.'U, show that 
Roger GiiTard. at his death, held lands at I^isdon, co. Kent, 
at Twvford, co. Bucks, at Cogges, Bekbr()k(\ and Xewynton, 
CO. Oxford, and at llclydon, co. Northampton, and that 
Thomas GitTard, aged one year and more in 1409, was his 
son and heir. The inijuisition taken at Northampton in 1409 
shows that the manor of Helydon had been settled on Roger 
GiiTard and his second wife, Elizabeth, and their issue, and 
that the heir of Roger and Ehzabeth was Katherine, aged 
ten years and more in 1409. 

Child by second wife: 

i. K.\TiiKui.\E, b. about 1399; m. 8ih Thomas Billing, Knight, Lord 
Chief Justice of England.* 

Child by third wife: 

15. ii. Thom.\s, b. at Fringford, co. Oxford, in 1408. 

•Genoral Wrottcsley. in his GifFanis froni the Contiuest, assumea that Katherine waa the child 
of another Uo^er Gifford. whom he calls of Astwcll. This is clearly not so. Katherine is called 
Roger's heir in the inquisition post mortem taken at Northampton in 1409, because of the settle- 
ment referred to in the text above. Helydon came back to Thomas, and eventually Astwell passed 
to Kalherine's husband, the Lord Chief Justice Billing. In a bond given by John Stokes and 
Thomas Giffard to William Vaux. 8 Henry VI ( 1420-30), the estates of Thomas Gifford in Helydon 
and Astwell are mentioned. In 1442 Thomas Giffard was holding Astwell under Margery Harrow- 
den, and in 3t) Henry VI [1457-S] a fine was levied between Thomas Billing and wife Katherine 
and Thomiis GitTard {15) and wife Eleanor upon the GifTard manor in Astwell. while in 1492 Thomaa 
Lovet. who had married Joan, granddaughter of Lord Chief Justice Billing, settled the manor 
called Giffard's Manor in Astwell on Joan for life, with remainder to her sisters in fee tail, and then 
to the richt heirs of Roger Gifford. (Baker. History of Northamptonshire, vol. 1, p. 732.) These 
records show that Baker was correct in stating that Katherine wife of Sir Thomas Billing, the Lord 
Chief Justice, was identical with Katherine daughter of Roger Gifford of Twyford by his second wife. 



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15. Thomas Giffard {Roger, Sir Thomas, Sir John, Sir John U \ 
Boef, Sir John le Boef, Oshert, Elias, Elias, Elias, Osheme, 
Oshern de Bolebec), of Twyford, co. Bucks, Esq., born at 
Fringford, co. Oxford, in 1408, died 29 May 1469. He married 
Eleanor Vaux, daughter of William, Esq., ancestor of th« 
Lords Vaux of Harrowden, co. Northampton. 

He was aged one year and more in 1409, after his father^g 
death, and on 21 October of the same year the King's kins- 
man, WilUam, Lord Roos of Hamlak, was granted custody of 
the young heir (Calendar of Patent Rolls, 1408-1413, pag« 
114; cf. Register, vol. 74, page 234). Lord de Roos died in 
1414, and on 3 May 1415 custody of the heir was granted to 
Thomas, Duke of Clarence (Calendar of Patent Rolls, 1413- 
1416, p. 321), who was killed in the Battle of Beauge in 1420. 
In Trinity Term, 1415, Thomas Giffard, by Wilham Rokee- 
burgh, his guardian, brought suit against John Stokes and 
Isabel his wife (who was Thomas Giffard's mother), to re- 
cover the manor of Helydon, under the settlement made 8 
Mar. 1361 by Sir John Giffard, Knight, great-grandfather 
of Thomas {ib., 1358-1361, page 571), and it was agreed 
that Thomas should recover his seisin of this manor. (Cf. 
Register, vol. 74, page 267.) In 1429 Thomas was holding 
the manor of Helydon and also the Somerton lands. Ht 
proved his age on 14 Jan. 1429/30, Sybil, the widow of his 
grandfather. Sir Thomas Giffard, having died 26 Feb. 1428/9, 
and it was shown that he was born and baptized at Fringford 
and was aged twenty-one years on 29 Dec. 1429. The manor 
of Fringford came to him after the death of Sybil. {Ib., vol. 
74, pages 234, 235.) On 5 Feb. 1429/30 he and his step- 
father, John Stokes, gave a bond for £200 to Thomas 
Chaumbre, Esq., William Vaux, Esq., and Thomas Tresham, 
to permit Eleanor, daughter of Wilham Vaux, Esq., deceased, 
to have sufficient estate for her life in the manors of Astwell 
and Helydon in Northamptonshire and in certain lands, etc., 
in Astwell and Hetydon and in Water Stratford, co. Bucks — 
apparently a marriage settlement. {Ib., vol. 74, pages 267- 
268.) In 1434 Thomas Giffard was one of those who were 
required to take oath not to maintain lawbreakers (Calendar 
of Patent Rolls, 1429-1436, page 397), and in 1439 he was 
commissioned to investigate the escapes of felons in co. Bucks 
{ib., 1436-1441, page 269). He appears to have been a York- 
ist, as he began to hold local offices in Bucks upon the victory 
of Edward IV at Towton in 1461. He was a commissioner of 
peace and array in Bucks in 1460-1464 and 1466 {ib., 1461- 
1467, page 560). At his death he held Twyford. John Gifford, 
Esq., aged thirty-eight years and more, was found, by Jan 
inquisition taken at Dadyngton, co. Oxford, in Oct. 1469, to 
be his son and heir (Register, vol. 74, page 235). 

Children : 

16. i. John, born about 1431. 

m. Elizabeth, m. Moore, Esq., according to a Visitation 

pedigree. 



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16. John (IirFoun (Thtrnas, Roger, Sir Thomas, Sir John, Sir John 

le Boff, Sir John le Bocf, Osbert, Elias, Elias, Klias, Osbcrne, 
Osbern de Bolebec), of Twyford, co. Bucks, R'^(}., born about 
about 14.'n, died before 23 Sept. 1506. He married (accord- 
ing to the jx'di^roc in tlio Heralds' C'ollope entered by his Krcat 
ji^randson, Thonia.s CiilTord of Middle C'laydon, ro. Bucks) 

first Allks ; and secondly Aones Winsluwk, daughter 

of Thomas of Begbroke, co. Oxford.* 

In 1471) and 1 1S3 he was a commissioner of the peace. He aj>- 
pears (o have adhered to Richard Hi. He was hiph sheriff 
of CO. Buck.s in 1497 (Lip.scombe's Histor>' of BufkinKham- 
shire, vol. 1, pa^e xvi). On 24 Nov. 1487 he granted his lands 
in Frin^ford, co. Oxford, to his .son Thomas and his (Thomas's) 
wife Joan and their heirs (UEr.isTKH. vol. 74, pape 235t), 
and on 23 Sept., 22 Henry VII [ir)0()), his son Thoma.s received 
licence to enter, without proof of age, upon the lands of his 
father, John (lifTord of Twyford, a tenant in chief (Calendar 
of Patent Rollsj. 

Children by first wife: 

i. IOleanor, m. Rookh Samwell. 

ii. Ihahel, m. John Ahdkkne of Cottiaford, co. Oxford, G^nt. 

iii. Alleb, ni. Thoma.m Pekwicke of co. Iiriccflt«r. 

ir. Marcjarct, m. William Pe)HTER of Compton. 

Children by second wife: 

IT. T. Thomab, livinn in 12 Kdward IV [1472-31. 
18. Ti. K()(iER, h. about 11G3. 

rii. William, m. Vacmell. Child: 1. Anna, luMroflw, m. (1) 

\'in(M«nt Curxon of WfitorjKrry, co. Oxford; in. (,2) Ldw&rd [Wind- 
sor], brother of Ix)rd Windsor. 
Tiii. John. 
ix. Kdmund. 

X. KoHEUT, mentioned 2 Doc. 1542 in a codicil lo the will of hia brother 
Roger. 

17. Thomas Gifford {John, Thomaa, Roger, Sir Thomas, Sir John, 

Sir John le Bocf, Sir John le Boef, Osbert, Elias, Elias, Elias, 
Osberne, Osbern de Bolebec), of Twyford, co. Bucks, the testator 
of 1511 (Rkcistkr, vol. 74, pape 2t3S), living in 12 Ixlward IV 
[1472-31, died 10 Oct. 1511 (ib., vol. 74, page 235). He mar- 
ried Jane (or Joan) Langston, who survived him, daughter 
and heiress of John of Caversfield, co. Bucks. 
Children: 

i. Thomas, of Twyford, Esq., the testator of 1550 (ib., vol. 74, page 
270), b. about 1481 (he is described on 10 Nov. 1511 as aged 
thirty years and more); d. 25 Nov. 1550; m. Mart Stavelbt, 
dftu. and heiress of William of Biiinell, eo. Oxford, Rsq., whose 
wife was a daughter of Sir John Francis, Knight. Children: 1. 
John, the testator of 1572 {ib., vol. 74, p. 272), "utter barrister" 
of the Middle Temple, London, under twenty-two on 2 Nov. 1550: 
d. between 8 Aug. and 23 Oct. 1572. 2. Ursula, d. at Twyfora 

*'Ai Beghrokc w.ia a CiifTord estate, it seetns likely that the Harleian pedigree printed in th« 
▼wi^Mtiona of Oxfordshire, which makes Agnes the daughter of Thomas Winalowe of Burton, who 
■iarri*d .\gno« Throckmorton, ia correct. 

' In the abstract of the inquisition post mortem of Thomaa GifTord. printed in Rf.oistkr. vol. 74, 
p. ••5, either "Thomas" should he substituted for "John" in the second line, or "Thomas Gifford" 
(or an equivalent expression) should be substituted for "himself" in the fifth line. 



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u. 



m. 



7 Dec. 1558; m. Thomas Wa3nieman (or Wenman) of Carswell 
and Witney, co. Oxford, s. of Richard, Esq., of Carswell, and 
Anna (Bushe); for issue see Publications of the Harleian Society ^ 
vol. 5, p. 179; they were ancestors of the Viscounts Wenman. 
3. Mary, not mentioned in her father's will (but see P. C. C, 
Fettiplace, 4). 

Anna, m. Richard Sam well of Edgecote [co. Northampton], who 
is mentioned in the will of his father-in-law, Thomas GifFord, 
in 1511. 

Mary, living in 1511; m. William Becke of Stow [? Stowe, co. 
Bucks]. 



18. Roger Gifford (John, Thomas, Roger, Sir Thomas, Sir John, 
Sir John le Boef, Sir John le Boef, Osbert, Elias, Elias, Elias, 
Osherne, Osbern de Bolebec), of Middle Claydon, co. Bucks, 
Esq., the testator of 1538 (Register, vol. 74, page 269), born 
about 1463,* died 23 Jan. 1542/3 {ib., vol. 74, page 235). 
He married, about 1490, Mary Nanseglos, who was living 
8 Feb. 1543/4, daughter of WiUiam.t 

On 24 Feb. 1524 [? 1523/4] he was commissioner of the 
peace in co. Bucks, and on 1 Apr. 1524 he was a collector of 
the subsidy for the French War (Letters Foreign and Domestic, 
Henry VIII). In 1495 he leased the manor of Middle Clay- 
don of the Verney family for ninety-nine years. In his will, 
dated 24 Sept. 1538, he mentions his wife Mary, his sons 
John (eldest son), George (second son), Rauffe (third son), 
WilHam (fourth son), and Nycholas (youngest son), and pro- 
vides for the occupation of the manor of Middle Claydon 
by his sons. 

Children: 

i. John, of Hillesden, co. Bucks, Esq., the testator of 1545 (Registeb, 
vol. 74, p. 269), born about 1493; d. between 3 Dec. 1545 and 
19 Nov. 1547; m. Dorothy Dannett, who survived him, dau. 
of Sir John of Dannett's Hall, Knight. Children:! 1. William^ 
of Stenes, co. Northampton, m. Ursula Cole of co. Gloucester. 
2. Roger, m. (1) Dorothy Bentley, dau. of Doctor Bentley; m. 

(2) Anna (Parker) Clinton, dau. of Parker of Willington, 

CO. Norfolk, and widow of Clinton. 3. John, presbyter, 

m. Wyat. 4. Thomas, d. s.p. before 3 Dec. 1545. 5. Jer- 

rard, living unm. in 1545. 6. Anne, living unm. 3 Dec. 1545. 
7. Mary, m. after 3 Dec. 1545 Richard Greville. 

ii. Sir George, of Middle Claydon, co. Bucks, Knight, the testator 

•The Visitation of Northamptonshire states that Roger Gi£Forcl of Middle Claydon was son of 
Thomas Gifford (17) of Twyford, co. Bucks, the testator of 1511; but the Harleian pedigree in the 
printed Visitation of Oxfordshire and also the pedigree of the Giffords of Middle Claydon in the 
Heralds' College make him the son of John (16) and Agnes Gifford and therefore a brother of Thomas 
(17). The latter statement is clearly the correct one. Thomas Gifford (17), in his will, dated 10 
Oct. 1511, mentions only one son, Thomas, and his inquisition post mortem, of 10 Nov. 1511, 
shows that this Thomas, the heir, was then aged thirty years and more, and therefore was born .about 
1481. The inquisition post mortem of Roger Gifford of Middle Claydon, of 22 Nov. 1543, ahows 
that John Giffard, Esq., his son and heir, was then aged fifty years and more and therefore was 
born about 1493. Thomas (17) and Roger (18) were therefore contemporaries. Moreover, 
Thomas Gifford, son of Thomas (17), in his will, dated 2 Nov. 1550, calls Roger's sons, George. 
William, Ralph, and John, his cousins; and in Aug. 1538, in a complaint of injuries done to hin by 
Roger Gifford and his sons, John, George, Ralph, William, and Nicholas, he calls them his tiiis- 
men (Letters Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, vol. 12, part 2, pp. 96, 97). 

tThis is evidently William Nanseglos, of Redefan Manor, Shaldeford, co. Essex, Gent, the 
testator of 3 Feb. 1476 [?1476/7] (Register, vol. 74, p. 279), whose daughter Mary was then uider 
age. The statement that Roger Gifford's wife was Mary Nanseglos or Nansicles was mad} by 
Roger's grandson in the Heralds' pedigree of 1575. 

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of ir>r>6 (tfc., vol. 74, page 271), d. between 24 Dec 1557 and 19 
Jan. l.O.'iT/S; m. (1) Con.stanck Dykb, drm. and cnheirom of 
Henry i>f vo. Sus-sex; rn. (2) .Maikjaret Hhadkiku), who d. about 
11> .\iay 153'J (when her hu.sband wrote to Thomaa Croruwcll 
that she wa.s considered to be beyond liope of recovery*), dau. 

and cobeire«H of Hradfiehf; m. (3) Piiilippa (TuAirEa) 

Shaa, dau. of Robert Trappn'S of Ix)ndon, gold.'^niith, and widow 
of I'Mrnund Slma of I>)ndon, haberda^sher.f She in. (ii) Iljcliard 
Norton, Rs(j., whom she .'survived, UK'ule her will 1 .Nov. 15'.»3 
(ib., vol. 74, I). 27 1), and died between 1, and 14 Nov. 1593. Sir 
George (lifTord was ver>' active as an assistant to Thomas Crom- 
well, I'larl of Kss<'.x, in the di.ssolution of the mona.'^terien. In a 
c(Mlj(il to his will, dated 24 I3er. 1557. he be(|ueatlied io "my 
sister Fryyewide Streiiey, widow, gentlewoman of the (.^iK-^-n's 
Privy ChamlKT, a tankard of silver, [>arcel-gilt." Cluldrtnit 
1. Thornnjt, under age on 20 Nov. 155(3; living 1 Nov. 1593; m. 
Margaret IVnne, dau. of David of Penne, co. liucks. 2. A diiugh' 
trr, d. before 2() Nt)V. 15r><); lu. Thomas (tfvl^e, who was living 
20 Nov. 155(i. 3. A dnughtrr, m. .Jji ' Ige; l>oth d. U'fore 

20 Nov. 155t). 4. Pnuitnrc, under < :i on 20 Nov. \5&6; 

living 1 Nov. 1593; ra. before 1 Nov. 1593 Franria Poore (or 
Powers) of Hlerhingdon, co. OxfonI, lOsq., who wa'* living 1 Nov. 
1593. 5. lattice, umler eighto^'n on 20 Nov. 155<»; living 1 Nov. 
l.V.KJ; m. before 1 Nov. 1593 I'rien \'erney f)f Wmslow, co. Hiii'ks. 

HI. Halimi, of Steeph^Claydon, co. Bucks, living 20 Nov. 155<i, m. 
Mary Chamberlain, dau. of Sir Edward of WcKxistock, •©. 
Oxford, Knight. (' ''- n: 1. George, of Claydon. 2. lioger, 
physician to (^U(M'n 1 th. 

iv. Wii.i.iAM, probably d. y^miwa. 

T. William, of ThoriM'-Mandeville, co. NorthMrnoton, d. In-tween 2 
Nov. 1550 and '20 Nov. 155(3; ra. Alice I i>t, who is nwn- 

tione<l in the will of Sir George Giffonl, J** N^v. 155(3, dau. and 
heiress of Ihmh. 
19. vi. Nu'Hoi^As, b. about 150S. 

vii. Joan (or .Iank), living 24 Dee. 1557; m. (1) Thomas Cartwrkhit; 
in. (2) William Lamrourne; m. (3) before 2 Dec. 1542 Amhrosi 
Dauntksey (Dancy). 

riii. Alice, m. after 20 Nov. 155(5 Thomas Carroll, of liaunds, co. 
Northampton, Gent. 

19. Nicholas (Jiffoud {Roger, John, Thomas, Roger, Sir Thomas, 
Sir John, Sir John le Boef, Sir John le Boef, Osberi, Elia^'i, 
El ids, Klias, Oshcrnc, Osbcrn dc Bokbcc), of St. James lumr 
Nortbainpton, Cicnt., tbe testator of 154(3 (Registkr, vol. 
74, page 270), horn about I'lOS. died at Duston, co. Northamp- 
ton. 19 May l.>t() (ib., vol. 74. pa^o 23t)). He married, l)efore 
1528, A(iM:s Maistkr (or Mastku), who tiled between 18 
Auj:. 1581 and 28 Mar. 1584, daughter of John of Sandwich, 
eo. Kent, the testator of 1558 (ib., vol. 74, page 279), mayor 
of Sandwich, a warden of the Cinque Ports, and a member of 
Parliament (cf. Rkc]ister, vol. 71, page 175). She is called 
Anne in the will of her husband and in his inquisition post 
mortem, and ''sister Anne GylTard'' in the will of her brother- 
in-law. Sir George GifTord, in loot). She is called Agnes in 
the will of her father, 24 Aug. 1558, and in her own will, 
18 Aug. 1581, but in that part of her will relating to her lands 

•Letters Foreign and Domestic, vol. 14. part 1, p. 45'V 

fBy her first husband she had three sons. Edmund. Robert, and Thomas Shaa. They are 
mentione<l in the will of their stepfather. Sir George GifTord. in 1556. but of the three only Edmund 
b expressly named in his mother's will in 1593. 

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138 Genealogical Research in England [April 

she states that she is commonly called Anne Gyfford (Reg- 
ister, vol. 74, page 272). 

On 20 Oct. 1530 Nicholas Gifford was recommended to 
Thomas Cromwell by John Plauden, ''late clerk of the lands 
of Woolsey's College, Oxford" (Letters Foreign and Domestic, 
Henry VIII). In 1538 he was one of the gentlemen to attend 
upon the King's household when required (ih.). In that year 
he was called of Brynon, Northants. He was active in the 
work of dissolving the monasteries; and by letters patent, 
dated 12 Sept. 1545, the house and lands of the dissolved 
monastery of St. James, in the parish of Duston near North- 
ampton, with the annual fair held there, were granted to 
him and his heirs, and he died seised thereof, Roger Gyfford, 
a minor, aged eighteen years and three months, being his son 
and heir. (Register, vol. 74, page 236.) 

Children : 

i. Roger, of St. James near Northampton, Gent., the testator of 
1691 {ib., vol. 74, p. 274), b. probably about Feb. 1527/8; d. at 
St. James 20 Oct. 1591 (i6., vol. 74, p. 237); m. Amy Samwell, 
the testatrix of 1618 {ib., vol. 74, p. 275), who d. between 28 May 
and 11 July 1618, dau. of Francis, Esq., and Mary of Northamp- 
ton. Children : 1. Francis, of St. James near Northampton, Esq., 
the testator of 1625 (ib., vol. 74, p. 277), b. about 1568; d. before 
20 June 1625; m. before 28 May 1618 Jane Throughton, dau. of 
Richard of Ilanslope, co. Bucks, Esq.; she was the testatrix of 
1632 {ib.), and d. between 30 Aug. and 15 Dec. 1632; they had 
issue. 2. Thomas, of Ashley, co. Northampton, m. before 28 
May 1618 Elizabeth Gate. 3. Nicholas, living in 15S1; probably 
d. before 28 May 1618. 4. Marie, m. before 28 May 1618 Alexan- 
der More^ of St. James End [co. Northampton]. 5. George, liv- 
ing unm. in 1618. 6. Elizabeth, living unm. in 1618. 

ii. Margaret, b. about 1535; m. about 1554 Hugh SARGE>pr of Cour- 
teenhalJ, co. Northampton, Gent., b. probably about 1530, d. 
at Courteenhall 28 Feb. 1595/6. Fifteen children.* 

iii. Barbara, m. Thomas Colwell, who is named in the will of his 
mother-in-law, Agnes Gifford, 18 Aug. 1581, and in the nuncu- 
pative will of his brother-in-law, Roger Gifford, 26 Sept. 1591. 
Children, named in the will of their grandmother, Agnes Gifford, 
18 Aug. 1581: 1. Richard. 2. John. 3. Thomas. 4. Lucy. 5. 
Tecla. 6. Marie. 7. Agnes. 

ir. Gborgb, living 26 Sept. 1591; m. before 18 Aug. 1581 Anne Prest- 
LAND, hring in 1581, dau. of John. Children: 1. Richard, living 
in 1581. 2. Roger, Hving in 1581. 3. Edward, living in 1581. 
4. Talentine. 5. Elizabeth. 6. Ann. 

T. AicicB, d. before 18 Aug. 1581; m. Gervaise Morton, who was Hv- 
ing 18 Aug. 1581. There were children of this marriage who 
were hving and under twenty-one on 18 Aug. 1581. 

Ti. Marie, m. (1) Thomas Waldram; both were living 18 Aug. 1581; 
perhaps she m. (2) John Wilson. 

Addbndum: Some Descendants of Hugh Sargent 

1. Hugh Sargent, of East Haddon and later of Courteenhall, co. 
Northampton, Gent., born probably about 1530, died 28 Feb. 
1596/6, and was buried at Courteenhall 1 Mar. 1595/6. He mar- 
ried, about 1554, t Margaret Gifford, bom about 1535, daughter 

•For de«o©ndant8 of Hugh and Margaret (Gifford) Sargent vide infra, Addendum. 

tThe exact date of this marriage is not known, as the parish registers of Duston, co. Northajap- 



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of Nichola-M, ricnt., and A^nos (Mai«ter) of St. James near North- 
ampton. (Vide supra, 19.) 
Children:* 

i. Elizaijetii, hapt. 30 Jan. Io.Vj 0; m. 25 June 1576 Tuomaa Fltnti. 

ii. Anvb. 

iii. Nir'HOLAfl, bapt. 1 Aug. 1559; ra. 27 Nov. 1593 Euzabeth ( ) 

Clahke, widow f)f John. 
2. iv. IlcxjKK, I). al)out 15»iO. 

T. Maht, hapt. 30 May 1505; m. 5 May 1602 W. OsBORN of Han- 

Hlop<', ro. Huckfl. 
vi. John, l)ai)t. 25 Apr. l^fA); hur. at Courtccnhjill 10 Dec. 1614; m. 

20 Nov. ir,02 JoTrB CiiCRrn, hapt. at Courtwnhall 21 Dec. 1574, 

bur, there, "a noore woman," 11 May 10-13, dau. of Henry and 

Marif. Six children, for whom vids supra, \). 5S, footnote, 
▼ii. Jank, hnpt. at Rx-^t Ha<idon lt> Junr hV'»7; m. 2^S Oct. 1006 .Vrtuur 

Clahckk, alifiji Hotkhell, of Stnny Strntf<ird, co. Buckfl. 
viii. .Alice, hapt. at E,a.Ht Haddon H Mhv 154VJ; m. at Northampton, 

Oct. 1597, (icoK(iE CoLEa of Northampton. 

ix. Rl( HARD. 

X. T '--i. 

xi. < :. hapt. at Oiurt^M-nhaJ! 2 Apr. 1573. 

xii. Ma«ji)alen, hapt. at ('ourteenhall '.< July 1574. 
xiii. IloiiKRT, haj)t. at (^-ourtei-nhall 30 Ort. 1575. 
xiT. MiniAEL, hapt. at C'ourt«^»nhall 27 D^v. 157r». 

XV. DouoTMT, hapt. at Courtr^^nhall S F«'h. 1678/9; d 4 Oft. 1602, 
"bring dchvertHl of a IhI 9 dair.i Ix'foro." 

2. Roger Saroent (Hugh), of the town of Northampton, mercer, 
born al)oiit 15()0, was burie<i in the parLnh of All Saint«, 
Northaiiqiton, in Jtily (perhaps 5 July) 1649. He married, 
^ Juno ir)Sl), I'lij.Fv (or Kleanor) M.kkkrnea (or Maciiarnks), 
baptized at I'inrdon, co. Northampton, 24 Nov. lotVt, buried 
at Northampton 20 Oct. 1645, dauj^hter of William and .\p;nei> 
(Harrj^at) of Finedon.f 

Kopor Sari^ont wjvs an aldcnnan of Norlhaiii{)t()n in 1016, 
senior iKiiHfT the following vcar, and mayor in 162t'). His 
will, dated 12 Apr. l(V49and prove<l 22 Feb. '1649/50, is printed 
in Aaron Sarpent's "Sarp^nt rienoaloK\'," 1895, pages 16-17. 

Children, recorded in the pari.^h of .Ml Saints, Northampton :t 

i. Daniel, bapt. 20 S<^pt. 1590; buried 9 Dec. 1590. 

ii. Sara, bapt. 4 Oct. 1591 (according to chart in the Courteenhail 

n^Ristor). 
iii. .\nna, hapt. 21 Oct. 1593; probably the .^foiea, dau. of Roger 

SarKoant, who was buried at .Ml Saint*^ 30 Oct. 1599. 
iv. Samuel, hapt 13 Oct. 1595; bur. 27 Apr. 1594>. 
V. Mart, bant. Mar. 1596 7; bur. 17 Aui;. 1597. 
vi. Joseph, 5 linen draper and mercer, bapt. 25 June 1598; bur. at .AJl 

Inn. wher* thp niarri.'\gr uniloubUxily took place, do not l>o(cin until the Irittor p-art of the »evco- 
t«>«nth century. 

•For rccordu tidf tuprti, pp. 57-5S. and also Rkoxster. vol. 74. pp. 281. 282. 

tFinedon. formerly also c.nlled Thingdon. u a parish situated about thirteen milea northeast 
from the town of Northampton. For records and a pedigree of the Makernee family of Finedoa 
•ee Rkqistkr. vol. 71. pp. 324-336. 

tCf also the J^Mrjrent Gent-aloicy. 

JThe register of .Ml Saints. Northampton, contains the record of the baptism, on 25 June 1588, 
of Samuell son of UoRer Sergeant. The Samuel who was baptiied 13 Oct. 1595 died in infancy 
and was bvirie*! 27 .Apr. I59f>. and no other record of the second Samuel is found in the register of 
All Saints nor is any »on Samuel named in the will of Roger Sargent in 1649. The Sargent chart 
ia the Courteenhnll register gives "Samuel 1595 dead." but does not show a second Samuel. 

Ifce name "Joseph." without d.'ite. immetliately following that of the Samuel of 1595 and immedi- 
ately preceding the name "Dorothie." Since Roger Sargent had a son Joseph, whom be appointed 



140 Genealogical Research in England [April 

Saints 11 Apr. 1678; m. about 1624 Dorothy , who was 

bur. at All Saints 9 Oct. 1681. He was executor of his father's 
will, church warden of All Saints' Church in 1631-2, junior 
bailiff of Northampton in 1632-3, alderman, and mayor of North- 
ampton in 1644-5, 1656, and 1671. Children, recorded at All 
Saints, Northampton: 1. Samuel, bapt. 9 Oct. 1625; bur. 28 Feb. 
1625/6. 2. Samuel, bapt. 20 May 1627. 3. Elizabeth, bapt. 15 
Mar. 1628/9; m. Robert Pickmer. 4. Dorothy, bapt. 7 Aug. 1631; 
m. at All Saints, 9 Nov. 1648, George Billton of London, Gent. 
5. Thomas, draper, bapt. 9 Mar. 1633/4; bur. 6 May 1689; m. 

about 1657 Dorcas , b. in the parish of All Saints, d. 

there 29 Aug. 1729, in her 93d year; he was junior bailiff in 1659-60, 
church warden in 1666, and an alderman of Northampton; eight 
children, recorded in the registers of All Saints. 6. Martha, hsipt. 
10 Dec. 1637; bur. 18 Feb. 1638/9. 7. Anne, bapt. 13 Sept. 1640. 
8. Infant child, bur. 26 Sept. 1646. 

vii. Dorothy, bapt. 6 Mar. 1599/1600; living 12 Apr. 1649; m. at 
All Saints, 30 Nov. 1634, Thomas Ball, who d. before 12 Apr. 
1649. In his will, dated 12 Apr. 1649, Roger Sargent, after mak- 
ing other bequests to Dorothy and others, gives "all the rest of 
my goods household stuffe wearinge apparell gowns cattell and 
chattells whatsoever to my daught^ Ball w^h hath most neede of 
my helpe by reason of the want and poverty wherein she was 
lefte by her husband Thomas Ball late deceased." 
3. viii. WiLLiAAi, bapt. 20 June 1602. 

ix. Infant son [puervlus], bur. 3 Sept. 1604. 

X. John, mercer and linen draper, bapt. 24 Nov. 1605; m. at All Saints, 
4 Nov. 1634, Anne Orpyn of Northampton. Children: 1. John, 
not recorded in the register of All Saints, but mentioned in his 
grandfather's will, 1649, as his father's eldest son. 2. Joseph, 
bur. 12 Mar. 1636/7. 3. Joseph, not recorded in the register of 
All Saints, but mentioned in his grandfather's will in 1649. 4. 
Samuel, bapt. 18 Oct. 1640; bur. 14 Dec. 1640. 5. Saw.uel, bapt. 
6 Jan. 1641/2; bur. 3 Aug. 1644. 6. Elizabeth, bapt. 28 Jan. 
1643/4; probably d. in infancy. 7. Elizabeth, bapl. 6 Sept. 1646. 
8. Mary, bapt. 10 Sept. 1648. 

xi. Elizabeth, bapt. 26 Feb. 1608/9; hving 12 Apr. 1649, when her 
father in his will refers to her as "my daughter Sprigge;" d. before 
1680; m. (1) 9 Oct. 1626 Robert Banks; m. (2) before 12 Apr. 
1649 Henry Sprigg; m. (3) after 12 Apr. 1649 George Norwood. 

3. William Sargent {Roger, Hugh), of Northampton, haber- 
dasher, and of New England, baptized in the parish of All 
Saints, Northampton, 20 June 1602, died at Barnstable, 
in the Plymouth Colony in New England, 16 Dec. 1682. He 

married first, probably about 1627, Hannah , who 

was buried at All Saints 25 Sept. 1632; secondly, probably 

about 1634, Mary , who died probably in 1637; and 

thirdly, probably in 1638, Sarah ( ) Minshall, who 

died at Barnstable in the Plymouth Colony 12 Jan. 1688/9, 
widow of William Minshall of Whitchurch, co. Salop, Gent. 

William Sargent, like his father, resided in the parish of 
All Saints, Northampton. He was made a freeman of North- 
ampton 20 July 1626, being then called son of Roger Sargent. 
He was senior baihff in 1632-3. His name appears for the 
last time in the register of All Saints in the entry of the 
baptism of his daughter Mary, 22 Jan. 1636/7, and he is 

executor of his will and about whom the information given in the text has been found, it is probable 
that the son baptized 25 June 1598 should have been recorded in the register of All Saints 
as "Joseph" and not as "Samuell." 



1921] Genealogical Research in Enghnid 141 

next found at Chariest own, Mass., where he was admitted to 
the clnirch on 10 Mar. l().'iS/9, and his wife Sarah was admitted 
to the churth on 17 Mar. 1G38/9. The following; entry is 
found in Lechford's "Note Book," page 224 of the printed 
edition (Cambridge, 1885): 

"John W'inthroi) Kscjr Governor of the Jurrisdiccon of the Matta- 
chusetts hay in New I-lngland to all manner of persons whome it may 
conc(;rne j^reetiriR These are to certify yoii that William Sergeant 
late of Northamj)ton haberdasher of Hatts and now of Charlestown 
in New England planter <fc Sarah his wife late the wife of William 
Minshall of Whitchurch in the County of Salop gent. Deceased are 
both hlessed be God in full life & good health at the time of the 
making hereof In testimony whereof I have caused the puhlicke 
seale of our Colony to he hereto afli.xed the fourteenth day of No- 
vember in the fifteenth yeare of the raigne of our Soveraigne Ix)rd 
Charles now King of J'^ngland <fec Annoq' Dni 1G39." 

William Sargent was admitted a freeman in the Massachu- 
setts Ikiy Colony in 1039. lie removed to Maiden, Mass., 
where he was a deacon and a lay preacher in the church. His 
farm was in that part of Maiden which was set off in 1S70 
as the town (now the city) of leveret t. He removQd to Barn- 
stable, probably in I ()')(> or Ki')?, was made a freeman of the 
Plymouth Colony in 1657, and was a preacher also at Barn- 
stable. His will, dated 9 Mar. 1079/80, is printed in Aaron 
Sargent's "Sargent (h^nealogy," where also further details of 
his life in New Knglaiid and a genealogy of his descendants 
may be found. 

Cliildren by first wife, baptized at All Saints, Northampton: 

i. Klizaheth, hapt. 3 July UVJS; bur. at All Saint.s 5 Jan. ir)2'.)/30. 
ii. 1Iann.\h, bapt. 13 July UVJU; came to New Kn^'land; d. at UcadinK, 

Mass., 15 Dec, 1717, "beiii^ near a 100 years old"; m. in UV19 

Henry Felch of Reading, who d. there 11 Nov. 1091). Kicven 

children, 
iii. ^LiZAHETH, hapt. 12 Sept. 1630; came to New England; d. 5 Mar. 

1(>57/S; m. (1) about 1051 David Nichols of Boston, who d. 

13 Mar. U)5J/3; n\. ['2) 14 June 1()53 Thomas Hill of Boston, 

who m. (2) Abigail Willis, dau. of Michael, and d. 29 Oct. 1090. 

Two sons by second husband. 
iv. Mary, bApt. 2 St^pt. 1632; bur. at All Saints 9 Feb. 1635/6. 

Children by second wife, baptized at All Saints, North- 
ampton: 

V. Sarah, bapt. 22 Oct. 1635; probablv d. young. 
Ti. Mary, bapt. 22 Jan. 1636/7; probably d. young. 

Children by third wife: 

vii. John, of Barnstable and of Maiden, Mass., bapt. at Charlestown, 
Mass., 8 Dec. 1039; d. at Maiden 9 Sept. 1716, aged 76 years, 
9 months; m. (1) 19 Mar. 1002/3 Deborah IIillier of Barn- 
stable, b. at Yarmouth in the Plymouth Colony 30 Oct. 1043, 
d. 20 Apr. 1009, dau. of Hugh; m. (2) 3 Sept. 1009 M.a.ry Bense, 
who d. s.p. in Feb. 1070/1; m. (3) Lydia Chipman of Barnstable, 
b. at Barnstable 25 Dec. 1654, d. 2 Mar. 1729/30, dau. of Elder 
John and Hope (Howlaiid). Four children by first wife and 
eleven children by third wife. 

viii. Ruth, b. at Charlestown, Mass., 25 Oct. 1642; d. 4 Oct. 1711; m. 
(1) about 1663 Jonathan Winslow of Marshfield in the Plym- 



142 Descendants of Henry Withington [April 

outh Colony, b. in 1638, bur. 8 Sept. 1676, s. of Josiah and Mar- 
garet and nephew of Gov. Edward Winslow; m. (2) in July 1677, 
as his second wife, Richard Bourne of Sandwich in the Pljrmouth 
Colony; m. (3) in 1684, as his second wife. Elder John Chip- 
man of Sandwich. One son by first husband. 
ix. Samuel, b. at Charlestown, Mass., 3 Mar. 1644/5; d. unm. at 
Maiden 22 Sept. 1710, in his 66th year. 

Corrections 

Vol. 74, p. 281, line 34, and p. 283, line 6, for Robert read Roger. 

Vol. 75, p. 60. It would appear that at present there is no evidence as to the 
parentage of Osberne (or Osbert) Gififard (2), but it seems probable that he 
was descended from Osbern de Bolebec (1). Vincent, the seventeenth century 
herald, stated that he was the son of Hugh, Sieur de Beuffe, and a grandson 
of Osbern de Bolebec, but this statement lacks confirmation. The ancestry 
of Osberne Giffard (2) can be determined only by an examination of the char- 
tularies of Rouen. 

Vol. 75, p. 63, lines 13-20, for these lines read: 

i. Osbert, b. in 1233 or 1234 ;t hving in 1301; m. . He was 

summoned for service in Gascony in 1294 and in Scotland in 1296, 
he was summoned to Parliament in 1297, and he was summoned 
from Devonshire in 1301 as holding £40 and upward (Parha- 
mentary Writs). Children: 1. Osbert, b. before 1270; d. before 

1291; m. Sara , who brought suit in 19 Edward I [1290-11 

against her father-in-law, Osbert Giffard, for her dower in lands 
at Astwell, co. Northampton (De Banco Roll, 19 Edward I); 
had daughters but no son. 2. John, of age in 1302; on 7 Aug. 



1321, etc. 



[To be continued] 



HENRY WITHINGTON OF DORCHESTER, MASS.. 
AND SOME OF HIS DESCENDANTS 

By Frederic Scherer Withington of Des Moines, Iowa* 

1. Henry^ Withington, of Leigh, co. Lancaster, England, and 
Dorchester, Mass., the ancestor of most of those of the name in 
the United States, was baptized in the parish of Leigh, co. Lan- 
caster, England, 22 Feb. 1589/90, the son of George and Margaret 
Withington, and died at Dorchester, Mass., 2 Feb. 1666/7. He 
married first, at Leigh, in Sept. 1615, Anne Leech, who was buried 
at Leigh 26 Sept. 1621, daughter of Richard and Anne (Yate); 
secondly, at Leigh, 30 Sept. 1622, Elizabeth Smith, who died at 
Dorchester, Mass., 16 Feb. 1660, sister of Thomas Smith, a well- 
known merchant of London; and thirdly, at Dorchester, in June 
1662, Margery (Turner) Paul, who died at Dorchester 20 May 
1676, widow of Richard Paul of Taunton. t A deed of settlement 
from Henry 1 Withington to her is dated 25 June 1662. 

*The author will be pleased to receive any further information or, if possible, to answer any 
inquiry relating to the Withingtona or allied f ainiUes. He may be addressed at 401 Kraft Building, 
Des Moines, Iowa. 

tAU places mentioned in this article are situated within the present limits of the Common- 
wealth of Massachusetts, unless another State or region is indicated in the text or may be eaailj' 
inferred from the context. The present name of a town or of that part of a town in which an 
«Tent mentioned in the text occurred is usually given in parentheses after the earlier name. 



1921] Descendants of Henry Withington 143 

With his second wife, EHzabcth (Smith), and his four children, 
he came to Dorchester, probably in the same ship (the Janus) 
with Kev. Richard Mather and his company, arriving 10 Aug. 

loar). 

He was one of the signers of the covenant by which the Dorchester 
church was founded, and was the first ruling elder of the church, 
continuing in that oflicc for twonty-nine years until his death. He 
was one of the select rncn of Dorchester in 1G30, and was otherwise 
prominent in the alTairs of the town and church, though there appears 
to be no record of his having been made a freeman. He shared in the 
division of lands in Dorchester, was a blacksmith by trade, and waa 
one of tlie founders and original shareholders in the lirst ironworks 
in the American Colonies, on Mill River in Taunton, evidently 
intended by their original founder and operator, James Leonard, Sr., 
to be named for Henry Withington. notwithstanding the corrup- 
tion of the name to **\Vhittington" and "Whittenton." He pur- 
chased, 23 Apr. 1638, and occupied the house built on the lot in 
Dorchester formerly owned by Matthias Sension (or St. John), 
who went from Dorchester to Windsor, Conn., and was one of the 
founders of the church there. 

Many records attest the fact that he was universally beloved, 
respected, and trusted. Rev. Richard Mather called him "Beloved 
Friend," and made him overseer of his will in \^)^y\. Rev. Samuel 
Danforth said of him: *'A man that excelled in wisdom, meekness 
and goodness." 

In his will, dated 8, 11 mo., 10(>4, he says that he is ''about the 

Age of 70 yeares or vpon 77." The inventory of his estate amoimted 

to £850. 17s. 3d. (Rkcjisteii, vol. 10. pages r)2 54.) 

Children by first wife, baptized at Leigh, co. Lancaster, 

England: 

i. Faith,' hapt. 13 Oct. 1616; camo with her father and stopmothcr to 
New EiiKljiiid; d. at Di)rche4<tiT 3 Feb. 1688/9; m. about 1639 
RiCH.MU)' H.vKER, said to have boon boni in co. Kent, Eng., 
about 1614, d. at Dorchc^ster 25 Oct. U>89. He came first to 
Boston aa first mate of the ship liarhclor, leaving England 18 
Aug. 1635, and lived in Dorchester after his marriage. He was 
a brother of Thomas' Baker of Koxbury and an uncle of John 
Baker of Boston. He w:is admitted freeman in 1642, was a select- 
man in 1653, a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery 
Company in 1658, and in 1668 was elected ruling elder of the 
church in Dorchester but dechned to serve. He was an ancestor 
of Walter' Baker, the chocolate manufacturer of Dorchester, 
whose grandfather, James* Baker, bought the original chocolate mill 
of Henrj-^ Stone (6, ii, 4). (Register, vol. 43, pp. 279 ct sey.) 
Children: 1. Mary. bapt. 14 Feb. 1641; d. 27 Aug. 1714; m. in 
1664 Samuel' Robmson, bapt. 14 June 1640, d. 16 Sept. 1718, 
s. of William. » 2. John, bapt. 30 Apr. 1643; d. 26 Aug. 1690; m. 
11 July 1667 Preserved Trott. 3. Sarah, bapt. 22 June 1645; 
d. 13 Oct. 16SS; m. 22 Feb. 1664 5 James^ White, s. of E<lward» 
{vide infra, 3). 4. Thankful, bapt. 19 Mar. 1646/7; m. William 
Griggs. 5. Elizabeth, bapt. 27 Oct. 1650; d. young. 6. James, 
bapt. 30 Apr. 1654; d. unm. 30 Mar. 1721. 7. Elizabeth, bapt. 
20 July 1656; m. William Pratt of Weymouth; they set out for 
South Carolina 22 Oct. 1695. 8. Hannah, b. 9 Jan. 1662; d. 18 
Sept. 1690; m. 5 May 1685 John' Wlswell (Enoch»). 
2. ii. RicuARD, bapt. 3 May 1618. 



144 Descendants of Henry Withington [April 

Children by second wife, probably born in London, England : 

iii. Mart, b. about 1623; came with her parents to New England; d. 
at Cambridge 26 Mar. 1697; m. 23 Feb. 1643/4 Thomas* Dan- 
FORTH, b. 20 Nov. 1623 at Framlingham, co. Suffolk, Eng., d. at 
Cambridge 5 Nov. 1699, s. of Nicholas^ and Elizabeth. He was 
representative from Cambridge in the General Court, 1657-8, 
assistant, 1659-1679, deputy governor of the Massachusetts Bay 
Colonj^ 28 May 1679 to May 1686, president of the Province of 
Maine during the same period, and associate justice of the Su- 
perior Court of the Province of Massachusetts Bay from 1692 
until his death. He strongly opposed the infamous proceedings 
against alleged witches. He was also president of the Board of 
Commissioners for the United Colonies, and from 1650 to 1669 
was treasurer of Harvard College, to which he made bequests. 
Children: 1. Sarah, b. 16 Apr. 1645; d. 29 Oct. 1645. 2. Sarah, 
b. 11 Nov. 1646; d. in 1723; m. Rev. Joseph Whiting. 3. Mary, 
b. and d. 2 Apr. 1649. 4. Mary, b. 28 July 1650; d. after 1725; 
m. (1) Solomon Phipps; m. (2), as his second wife, Thomas Brown 
of Sudbury. 5. Samuel, b. 5 Oct. 1652; d. unm. in London, Eng., 
of smallpox, 22 Dec. 1676. 6. Thomas, b. 16 Dec. 1654; d. unm. 
19 Dec. 1675. 7. Jonathan, b. 27 Feb. 1656/7; d. in Apr. 1657. 
8. Jonathan, b. 10 Feb. 1658/9; d. unm. 13 Nov. 1682. 9. Joseph, 
b. IS Sept. 1661; d. 2 Oct. 1663. 10. Benjamin, b. 20 May 1663; 
d. 23 Aug. 1663. 11. Elizabeth, b. 17 Feb. 1665; d. 4 July 1721; 
m. 3 Oct. 1682 Francis Foxcroft. 12 Bethia, bapt. 16 June 1667; 
d. 21 Sept. 1668. 

iv. Anne, b. about 1625; came with her parents to New England; d. 
at Huntington, Long Island, in 1700; m. about 1647 James' 
Bates (or Bate), bapt. at Lydd, co. Kent, Eng., 19 Dec. 1624, 
d., probably at Huntington, Long Island, in 1692, s. of James* 
and Alice (Glover). They moved to Haddam, Conn., and, appar- 
ently, to Huntington, Long Island. Children: 1. Samuel, bapt. 
19 Jan. 1648; d. 28 Dec. 1699; m. 2 May 1676 Mary Chapman. 
2. John, b. about 1650. 3. Hannah, b. about 1652; bapt. at Had- 
dam 7 Mar. 1669. 4. Elizabeth, b. about 1654; m. about 1673 
Thomas Spencer. 5. Alice, b. about 1657; d. young. 6. Mary, h. 
about 1659; d. young. 7. James, b. 15 Apr. 1662; m. Mary 

. 8. Margaret, b. 17 July 1664; m. William Spencer. 9. 

Mary, bapt. 11 Mar. 1666; m. 18 Aug. 1685 Samuel Hough. 

2. Richard- Withington (Henry^), of Dorchester, baptized at 
Leigh, CO. Lancaster, England, 3 May 1618, died at Dorchester 
22 Dec. 1701, ''Aged about 84." He married, about 1648, 
Elizabeth^ Eliot, baptized at Nazeing, co. Essex, England, 
8 Apr. 1627, died at Dorchester 18 Apr. 1714, daughter of 
Phihp^ and Elizabeth (Sybthorpe) and niece of Rev. John 
Eliot, the Apostle to the Indians. 

Richard Withington came with his father and stepmother to 
New England, was admitted a freeman 13 May 1640, was elected 
a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company 
in 1646, was deacon of the church in Dorchester in 1668, and 
was elected several times as a selectman. He was always 
active and prominent in pubUc affairs. 

Children, born at Dorchester: 

3. i. JoHN,3 b. 1 July 1649. 

4. ii. Ebenezer, b. 7 Sept. 1651. 

5. iii. Henry, b. 2 Oct. 1653. 

iv. Ann,* b. 24 Aug. 1656; d. at Dorchester 21 Sept. 1723; m. at Dor- 
chester, 13 Nov. 1679, as his second wife, James^ Bird, b. in 

•In the records of the First Church of Dorchester her name is entered incorrectly as Eliaabeth . 



IV^jl] DcsctwlanU of Ilrnnj Withington 145 

Feb. 16^44, d. at Dorchester 1 S<pt. 1725, 8. of Thonuw' and 
Anne.* Children: 1. Eunice, h. 10 Oct. ir>,SO; d. iinm. 3 Aii«. 
1709. 2. Kbenezer, b. .'iU Jan. 1G.S,*J; d. unrn., brin^ kilK-d by a fjill 
from hi.M horse, IS Jan. 1703. 3. licfjee, b. 22 May KVSO; d. 25 
\hv. 1740; ni. 3 Mav 1705 llenicnibcr Preston, b. 4 Nov. 1078, 
d. IS May 1755, 8. oi; Daniel and Abigail (Jack.son). 4. PrisciUa, 
b. 10 Apr. UiSS; d. unrn. 24 S^-nt. 1723. 5. Hmn/, b. 20 Mar. 
\i)S\) <M); (1. 5 May 175r); m. about 1714 Ruth Humphrey, b. 
4 Au>^. HVXi, d. 2S I'd). 174»), dau. of I.saac and Ruth (Li'adlwtter). 
0. ThonuuH, b. 1 Jan. 101)2,3; d. 3 May 1770; m. IS Dec. 1718 
Mary Clap, b. 26 Apr. 1099, d. 6 Apr. 1701, dau. of Samuel and 
Mary (Paul). 

0. T. PiiiLii', b. 20 Mar. 1059. 

ri. Constant (or Conhtance), b. 10 Nov. 1601; d. s.p., probably at 
Falmouth (Portland). Me., about 1720; m. Richakd HunAi>- 
RiDOE of Falmouth, Me. He owned land at Falmouth in 1713 
and wa.H one of the original w^ttlers of the tt)wn. From Suffolk 
Deed.H it apfx'ars that Ri<-hanl an<l (\)rLstant Broadridxe con- 
veyed, 3 Oct. 17IS, all their pr<)|HTty and inhrritance from Con- 
stant's father, Richard Witlungtun, to their dear "cousin," Hannah 
Hall {vide infra, 2, vii, 1). 
Tii. Euzauktii, b. 16 Apr. 1666; d. at Dorchester 12 * t7()0; m. at 
I)()rchest<'r, in ir»91, Jon.\than' Hall, b. at 1 -r S Apr. 

IT).')'.), d. there 29 Dec. 171S, s. of Lirut. Rirhard' and Elizabeth 
(Collirr). Hr m. (2) 4 Apr. 17ol KluaU'th Clap, b. 29 Feb. 
lt)75 /(), d. 5 Oct. 1752, dau. of Hoix-stUl, and had by her four 
children. Children: 1. Hannah, b. 17 Auk. 1<'>92; d. 1 Aug 1775; 
m. 20 Jan. 1719/20 Peletiah Ilawjwm of Praintnt* and .Milton; 
eight chililrrn. 2. KUznUth, b. 23 .May KV.M; d. 4 S-pt. 1095. 
3. Sarah, b. 19 S4'pt. 1096; d. umn. 10 Jwlv 171 \ ■%. MarUia, b. in 
Jan. 1099; d. the .name day. 

7. viii. JosF.rii, b. 15 June 1008. 

Z, John"^ Withincjton {Richnni,^ Ilcnrt/) of Dorchester, horn at 
Dorcbester 1 July !(>•}*.>, died in 1090, bein^ drowned, witb 
forty-six otliers of the Dorebester niilitar>' company, of whicb 
he was captain, in the expedition of Sir William Phips apainst 
(Jii(^i)ec. He married, al)out 1()72, Kliz.\hkth"' Pukston, 
born about 1G').S. died at Dorchester 19 Nov. 1722. daughter 
of DanieP and Mary. She married secondly, 13 Feb. 1(395/6, 
as his second wife, James- White, who died 11 Nov. 1713, 
son of Edward.^ James White's first wife was Sarah* Baker 
(1, i, 3), ilauirhter of HicharcP and Faith (^ Withington). 

John Withington was made a freeman* 7 May 1673, 'and 
was a selectman of Dorchester for three years. 
Children. bon\ at Dorchester: 

i. M.\RY,* b. 2 Dec. 1073; d. 15 Sept. 1076. 

ii. Eliz.^deth, b. 5 Aug. 1076; d. at Dorchester 24 Dec. 1766; m. 
about 1700 HuMruHKY Atheuton, b. at Dorchester 26 Jan. 
1072/3, d. at Stoughton (Canton) 2 Feb. 174S, s. of Consider 
and Anna (Annable.) Childrenr-l. Elizabeth, b. 14 Apr. 1701; 
d. probably 27 Mar. 1747; m. 29 May 171S Ebenezer Maudeslev, 
b. 19 May 1095, d. 22 Mar. 1773, s. of Ebenezer and Elizabeth. 
2. Ilumphra/, b. 5 June 1707; d. 17 Nov. 1780; m. (1) 1 Oct. 
1730 Anna Field, who d. May 174S; m. (2) 21 Dec. 1749 Mary 
Graham. 3. Ajina, b. 3 May 1710; d. about 1761; m. Edward 
Belcher. 4. John, b. 3 May 1714; d. 4 Oct. 17S5; m. in 1741 
Rachel Wentworth. 5. Consider, b. 9 Feb. 1716/17; m. 2 July 
1744 Mary Bailey. 

'James Bird's first wife was M:iry George, who died 23 Jan. 1673. 



146 Descendants of Henry Withinglon [April 

iii. Mabt, b. 10 Mar. 1678/9; d. 1 Oct. 1679. 
8.iv. RiCHABD, b. 1 Aug. 16«0. , „gj 1682/3. 

T Silence (twin), b. 15 Jan. 1682, d.^y Jan. iom/o. 

^ Sotmit (twin), b. 15 Jan. 1682; d. 3 Feb. 1682/3. 
e.yii. Samuel b 4 May 1684 Dorchester 30 Apr. 1768; m. 1« 

^- ^M^^lVoS JOHN^ Baker, b 25 Nov. 1671, d. 9 Oct. 1746, n. of 
jjhn' a i 2) and Ir^erved (Trott). ChUdren: 1. Hannah 
9 jSne 1709; m. 29 Dec. 1730 Benjamin Clapp. 2. John.b.^ 
1711^d vomiK^ 3. James, b. 24 May 1713; d. 18 Nov. 1776, m. 
II D'ec.- l^TprisciUa Pa^ 4 John, b 28 J>^e "IS; d. m ^^. 
1798; m. (1) 7 Feb. 1738 Sarah WisweU; m. (2) 2 Feb. 1790 J^e 
Wheeler 5. Thomas, h. 3 May 1717, d. 28 ^,«?-/'"' ™wf" 
™739 Ann Mattock (vide infra 8 u e^E'^M, b 14 Mar 
1720- m Hannah Puffer. 7. George, b. 13 Aug. 1/24, a. * mm. 
1810; m (1^ 23 Feb. 1747 Ruth WaUams; m. (2) 11 Ap . 1763 
Marf (WisweU) Jones (vide infra, 5, i, 3); m. (3) 2 Oct. 1777 

Susan Viles. ifiOQ/on- d 14 Oct. 1762; m. at Dorchester, 

«. Susannah, b 18 Feb^l689/90d.i ^ ^^ ^ ^^^^^ ^^ 

757"l:of Pres™rd Mary (Payson). Children: 1 P^jn^. 
fi 1? nil' '3'^ar?^^.'^Vy f/lT^ i6-o'ct77ll"l: 
Susannah, b 20 Jan. 1717/18, m. (1) lb Jan w 

vcy, who d. 15 Nov. 1^62, m. (2) lb ^^79 "g 'oat-id, b. 3 Apr. 
Nathaniel Langley, who d 22 Uct. l//a. o. i^u , t- 

1720- m. 18 Sept. 1746 Rehef Evans (5, iii,4). /■ ^"J"" '<■ ^X 

E'l^^^afeafg: 6^?u^ne 1^72^-0: ^^^TJ^ ^72^; 
d. unm. 19 May 1746. 

4 Ebenezee' Withington {Richard^ Henn/), .f ^.^^''^^f *?^' 
born at Dorchester 7 Sept. 1651, died there 11 Feb. 1728/9. 

He married first Mary 'o^'^^u^'^la?^ mS RoyIl 

and secondly, at Dorchester, 2 Feb. 1692/3, Mary itOYAL, 
born at Khester 8 Sept. 1670, died there 31 Dec. 1746, 
dauehter of Isaac^ and Ruth (Tolman). ^ • iRct 

Ebenezer Withington was a selectman of Dorchester m 168S, 
and was made a freeman 18 Apr. 1690. 

Child by second wife: 
i. Ebenezeb,* b. 22 Dec. 1693; d. 10 Jan. 1693/4. 
5. Henry' Withington (Richard,-' Henry), ^^ Dorchester bom 
at Dorchester 2 Oct. 1653, died there 2 Feb. ISW H« 
married at Dorchester, 29 May 1684, Saeah^ Leadbetteb, 
born at Dorchester 20 Jan. 1659, died there 18 Dec. 1696, 
Shfer of Henry> and Sarah (Tolman) and sister of De- 
Hwrance Leadbetter, who married her husband's brother, 
Joseph (7) Sarah (Leadbetter) Withington married secondly 
arDorSster, 2 Feb. 1692/3, EbenezfHotoes^^^^^^^^ 
1669, died 1 Feb. 1746, son of NathameP and i-atience (lop* 

^'^Heiry Withington's grandfather, PhiUp EUot of Roxbury, 

•Her wiU. proved 7 Jan. 1747,. demo.Bt.ate= conc,usive.y that sh^^^^^^^^^^ 
ton, and not John Bird, as stated m Register, vols. 25 and JJ. 

daughter of Samuel Royal, who was ^.^-f^^J-.tto George {vide infra, 6, i%). 
tEbenezer Holmes married (2) 5 Aug. 1697 Mary ueorge wu^ 



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in his will, pnned 2 Feb. 1000, loft to him £5, "TowanlH the 
hrin^in^ him up in loarninp^." He was a member of Captain 
Johnson's nnlitarv company in lOTo, and was made a freeman 
10 Oct. 1077. 

Children, born at Dorchester: 

i. Sarah,* h. 13 Apr. 1G.S5; d. 26 Oct. 1709; m. at Dorchrstor, 8 Oct. 
1712, Samuel Jonks, Jit., h. at DorrhrHtcr 11) .\up. 1682, d. there 
29 Jan. 1744, h. of Sarnucl and Mary ('riicker;. Children: 1. 
Samuel, h. 7 ^lar. 1714; m. 10 Jan. 1739 ^kTt•y Trott. 2. Henry, 
b. 20 June 171G; d. unm. 7 May 1730. 3. Stephen, b. ZS Feb. 
171S/19; d. 29 Aur. 1750; m. 15 S<-pt. 1747 Mary Wiswell, who 
m. (2). a« his second wife, (leorge Maker (3, viii, 7). 4. Sarah, h. 
17 July 172:i; d. unn». in Dec. 1S03. 5. Mary, b. 5 June 1727; 
d. unni. 2 Dec. 1810. 

ii. IIenky, b. 7 Sept. 1686; probably d. young. 

iii. SiLKNCE (po.sthumoiLs), b. 19 Apr. 16S8; d. at Dorchester 3 Aug. 
1729" ni. in Hoston, 5 May 1708, Matthias Evans, Jr., b. at 
Dorchester 3 Nov. 1670, d. there 25 Nov. 1751, 8. of Matthias 
and I'atience (Mede). Children: 1. Sarah, b. 4 June 1709; d. 
unm. 18 Feb. 1732. 2. Henry, b. 16 Oct. 1710; d. Sept. 1715. 
3. Matthms, b. 31 July 1713; ni. 24 Oct. 1738 Wait.still Lyon. 4. 
liehej, b. S Jan. 1710/ 17; m. 18 S<'pt. 1746 David CajK»n (3, ix, 6). 
5. Silence, b. 7 Aug. 1720; d. unm. in Ho.ston in 1754. 0. John, 
b. 5 Feb. 1721/2; d. 6 Oct. 1701; in. 30 Jan. 175,3 Anna Davw. 
7. Mary, b. 9 July 1726. 8. Henry, b. 10 Feb. 1727/8; m. 21 Nov. 
1751 Sarah Humphrey. 

0. Philip'' \Vitiii\(;t(^\ {Richard,^ Jlcnn/), of Dorchester, born 
at Dorchester 2t) Mar. 1059, died there 27 Dec. 1730. He 
married first, at Dorchester, 17 Nov. 1082, Thankful Pond, 
born at Dorchester lo Jan. 1001/2, died there 23 Dec. 1711, 
daughter of William and Mary (Dyer); and secondly, a>«^ it 

seems, Sau.vii , who died at Dorchester 18 .Apr. 1740. 

Children by first wife, bom at Dorchester: 

10. i. John,* b. 30 Dec. U\K]. 

ii. Thankful, b. 1 July 16S5; d. 27 Oct. 1732; m. 15 Jan. 1710/11 
Danikl* Stone, b. at ('anibridpe (Lexington) in 1(>79, s. of DanieP 
and Joanna (Tarker). He m. (2) 23 Nov. 175S Mrs. Hannah 
VVo(Hicock. (luidren: 1. Mar,/, b. 1 Oct. 1713; d. 29 Sept. 1775; 
m. 15 Mar. 175S Daniel Holbrook. 2. Thankful, b. 26 June 1717; 

m. Day. 3. Joanna, bapt. 15 Feb. 171S/19. 4. Sergt. 

Henry, bapt. 19 Feb. 1720/1; d. 7 June 1784; m. in 1742 Lydia 
Wadswortn; he built the first chocolate mill in Dorchester, after- 
wards boufzht by James' Baker {mde supra, 1, i). 5. Amity, bapt. 
9 June 1723; m. James Smith. 6. Ann, bapt. 2 Jan. 1726/7; m. 
Josiah Sumner. 

11. iii. Ebenezer, b. 21 Dec. 1687. 

iv. Mary, b. 1 Mar. 1089/90; d. at Dorchester 19 Aug. 1734; ra. (1) 
at Dorchester, 22 Jan. 1712/13, Ehenezer Topliffe, b. at Dor- 
chester 14 Feb. 1689/90, d. there 5 Feb. 1721/2, s. of Samuel 
and Patience (Trescott); m. (2) at Dorchester, 16 May 1728, 
as his second wife, S.aaiuel Leeds, b. at Dorchester 19 Dec. 1679, 
d. there 16 Mar. 1744, s. of Joseph and Miriam. Children by 
first husband: 1. Jonathan, b. 14 July 1715; d. 28 May 1720. 
2. Ebenezer, b. 16 Sept. 1719; m. 29 May 1744 Priscilla Foster. 

12. V. William, b. 18 Feb. 1691/2. 

vi. Henry, b. 5 Mar. 1693/4; d. 23 Apr. 1701. 

vii. Elizabeth, b. in June 1696; d. s.p. at Stoughton (Canton) 30 Apr. 

1774; m. at Dorchester, 27 July 1737, as his second wife, Caj>t. 

George Talbot of Chelmsford and Stoughton, b. at Chelmsford 

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148 Descendants of Henry Withington [April 

28 Dec. 1688, d. at Stoughton 31 July 1760, s. of Peter and Hannah 
(Clark) (Frizell).* 

viii. Abigail, b. 28 Nov. 1698; m. at Dorchester, 24 Jan. 1722/3, Samuel* 
Paul, b. at Dorchester 10 Nov. 1698, d. at Dedham in Mar. 
1775, s. of SamueP and Hannah (Royal) and brother of Isaac 
Paul, who m. Abigail's sister Ann Withington (6, x). Children: 
1. Samuel, b. 23 Nov. 1723; d. 22 Feb. 1724/5. 2. Mary, b. 16 
Aug. 1725; m. 2 May 1755 her first cousin, Philip Holmes (6, ix, 4), 
s. of Nathaniel and Sarah (Withington). 3. Samuel, b. 23 Feb. 
1726/7; d. 22 Sept. 1729. 4. William, b. 27 Apr. 1729; m. 14 
Dec. 1752 Mary Lewis. 5. Samuel, b. 14 May 1733; d. in 1775; 
m. 27 Oct. 1757 his first cousin, Ann Holmes (6, ix, 6), dau. of 
Nathaniel and Sarah (Withington). 6. Ehenezer, b. 16 June 
1738; m. 24 May 1770 Abigail Talbot. 7. Elizabeth, b. 20 Aug. 
1740. 

ix. Sarah, b. 17 Aug. 1702; d. at Stoughton 1 Dec. 1756; m. in Boston 
or Dorchester, 5 Dec. 1723, Dea. Nathaniel* Holmes, b. at 
Dorchester 30 Apr. 1698, d. at Stoughton 8 May 1790, s. of 
Ebenezer' and Mary (George). He m. (2) 15 Nov. 1758 Sarah 
ElUs of Dedham, b. 21 June 1699, d. 3 Sept. 1778, dau. of Joseph 
and Dorothy. Children: 1. Mary, b. 12 Aug. 1724; d. 23 Apr. 
1784; m. 2 Feb. 1748, as his second wife, Abijah White, b. 23 Jan. 
1716/17, d. 10 Oct. 1804, s. of Edward and Patience (Bird). 2. 
Samuel, b. 4 Sept. 1726; d. (? unm.) 26 May 1786. 3. Nathaniel, 
b. 1 Oct. 1728; d. (? unm.) in 1783. 4. Philip, b. 22 Apr. 1731; 

d. 2 Mar. 1795; m. (1) ; m. (2) 2 May 1755 his first cousin, 

Mary Paul (6, viii, 2), dau. of Samuel and Abigail (Withington). 
5. Sarah, b. 16 Mar. 1733; d. 23 July 1764; m. Dr. Nathan Buck- 
man. 6. Ann, b. 21 Apr. 1736; m. 27 Oct. 1757 her first cousin, 
Samuel Paul (6, viii, 5), s. of Samuel and Abigail (Withington). 
7. John, b. 20 Aug. 1739; d. (? unm.) 22 Feb. 1816. 8. Elizabeth, 
b. 22 July 1741; m. Samuel Capen. 9. Obedience, b. 21 Feb. 1745; 
m. 8 Dec. 1763 Asa Fisher. 

X. Ann, b. 25 Feb. 1704/5; m. at Dorchester, 9 Nov. 1732, Isaac* 
Paul, b. at Dorchester 19 Sept. 1703, s. of Samuel' and Hannah 
(Royal) and brother of Samuel Paul, who m. Ann's sister, Abigail 
Withington (6, viii). Child: 1. Abigail, b. 28 Sept. 1739; m. 
Seth Morton. 

xi. Nathaniel, b. in 170- ; probably d. young. 

7. Joseph' Withington {Richard,^ Henry^), oi Dorchester, born 
at Dorchester 15 June 1668, died there 3 Aug. 1698. He 
married in Boston, 29 Mar. 1693, Deliverance^ Leadbetter, 
born at Dorchester 9 Apr. 1667, died at Milton 16 Nov. 
1747, daughter of Henry ^ and Sarah (Tolman) and sister of 
Sarah Leadbetter, who married her husband's brother, Henry 
Withington (5). DeHverance (Leadbetter) Withington mar- 
ried secondly, at Milton, 20 Dec. 1703, John Trott.f 

Joseph Withington was a selectman of Dorchester in 1696. 

Children, born at Dorchester: 

i. Ann,* b. 31 Jan. 1693/4; d. at Milton 4 Sept. 1756; m. at Milton, 
4 June 1718, Samuel* Wadsworth, b. at Milton 13 Dec. 1685, 
d. there 19 Nov. 1754, s. of Ebenezer' and Mary. Children: 
1. Nathaniel, b. 16 Oct. 1721. 2. Hepzibah, b. 8 Feb. 1728. 3. 
Elijah, b. 6 Sept. 1731; m. in 1754 Susannah Robbins. 4. Ruth, 
b. 9 Apr. 1734; d. 17 May 1792; m. 30 Aug. 1758 Jabez* Porter, 
b. 1 Feb. 1723, d. 28 Jan. 1792, s. of Dea. WiUiam^ and Phebe 
(Dorman) ; two children. 

♦George Talbot married (1) 18 Feb. 1706/7 Mary Turrell, who died 24 Apr. 1736, daughter 
of Daniel and Anna (Barrell). He had nine children by his first wife. (Vide infra, 12, ii.) 

tChildren of John and Deliverance (Leadbetter) (Withington) Trott: 1. John, b. 12 Oct. 
1704. 2. DeUverance, b. 17 Mar. 1707. 



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13. ii. Ahiel (j)robably 8. of Joseph), b. about 1 Apr. 1695. 

14. iii. Henky, b. 21) May IGW. 

iv. Am A* (oosthumuus), b. 23 Nov. lG98;t m. 12 May 172t), as hia 
second wife, (Jomfokt Fostkh, b. at Milton 29 Junt- lOS'J, d. at 
Dorclirstcr 'M) .Ian. 1735/6, s. of Standfast and .VbiKail (ILjIman).^ 
Children: 1. William, b. 21 Apr. 1727; d. 23 Jan. 1781; m. 19 July 
1750 lOhzabcth Hunt, b. at .Milton 15 .May 172S, d. at Dorcheater 
16 May l!SUO, dau. of Joseph and Ksthcr (Searl). 2. John, b. 26 
Dec. 1733; d. 7 Nov. 1781 or, pcrhafjs, 26 Oct. 1786; m. 9 Oct. 
1755 Hannah Downs, b. at Dorchester 11 Oct. 1734, d. there in 
Mar. 17.S7, dau. of Edward and Kuth (Puffer). 

8. RiciiAUD* WriHi.vGTON {John,^ Richard,^ Iltnn/), of Dor- 

cheater, born at Dorchester 1 Aug. 1080, died there 18 Mar. 
1748. He married in Boston, 15 May 1707, Sah.\ii Athkrton', 
horn at Dorcho.Ktor S May HiS:^, died there 14 Mar. 17t)2, 
daughter of Con.^ider and Anna (Annable) and .^ister of 
Humphrey Atherton, who married her husband's sifter, 
Elizabeth Within^^ton (3, ii). 
Chihiren, born at Dorchester: 

15. i. HoPKSTiLL,' b. 2 hM'pt. 1707. 

ii. John, b. 10 Apr. 1710; d. n.p. at Dorchester 22 Apr. 1785; m. (1) 
at Dorciiester, 22 June 1737, Sarah Child.s, who d. at Dorchester 
10 Mar. 177.S; in. (2) at Dorchester, 12 Nov. 1778, Ann (Mat- 
tock) Hakku, widow of his first cou-^in, Thoma-s* Baker (3, viii, 
5). John WithniKton was a soldier in the llcvolution, .serving 
as a private in the same regiment and company as his brother 
IIo|)estill. 

16. iii. Samukl, h. 16 May 1714. 

17. iv. I'inKNKZKu. b. 2 Mar. 171S/19. 

18. V. JosEi'H, b. 22 Jan. 1723, 4. 

9. S.VMUEL* WiTiiiNr.TON {Johfi,^ Iiichard,' llcnnf), of Dorcliester, 

born at Dorchester 4 May 108-1. died 15 Dec. 1720. He 
married at Dorchester, 11 July 17b'). .\hi(;.\il Pikkck, born 
at Dorcliester 20 Aui:. Wxi, died there 23 May 1701, 
daiiu;hter of John and Al)iu;ail (Thompson). She married 
secondly, 21 Oct. 1729, Joseph^ Weeks, born 19 Oct. 1701, 
died 22 May 1751, son of Joseph' and Sarah (Sumner). § 

Samuel WithiuL^ton's uncle, I'^benezer Withini^ton, was 
appointed his guardian 18 Feb. 1090 7, soon after the mar- 
riap;e of Samuel's mother to James White, and the original 
letters of guardianship, signed by William Stoughton, Esq., 
then commi.^sioner of probate and afterwards lieutenant 
governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, are still in 
existence. Samuel Withington was constable at Dorchester 
in 1724. One of his great-granddaughters, Mrs. Sarah Break 
(Within2;ton) (Harvev) Fisher (37, iii), wrote that he was 
"killed in battle." 

Children, born at Dorchester: 

•In subsequent records she is called Abie'. 

tThe date of her dc-ith has not been found. In Pierce's Foster Genealogy it is stated that she 
died 23 Mar. 1810. aped 90; but this is an obvious error and is the date of death of .\biel (William*) 
Foster, widow of Timothy. 

JComfort Foster married (1) at Dorchester, 22 July 1712, Eleanor Woods, by whom he had 
six children. 

IJoseph and Abigail (Pierce) (Withington) Weeks had three children, one of whom, Abigail, 
married 29 May 1755 Philip* Withington (24), son of Ebeneser and Katharine (Mather). 



150 Descendants of Henry Withington [April 

19. i. Samuel/ b. 10 Apr. 1720. 

ii. Silence, stillborn 3 Aug. 1726. 

10. John* Withington (Philip,^ Richard,^ Henry^), of Dorchester 

and Stoughton (Canton), miller, born at Dorchester 30 Dec. 
1683, died at Stoughton (Canton) 31 Dec. 1772. He mar- 
ried at Cambridge, 4 May 1710, Elizabeth Russell, bom 
about 1688, died 5 Mar. 1771, in her 83d year, daughter of 
Wilham and Abigail (Winship). 

He lived at Stoughton (Canton) and taught school there. 

Children : 

i. Abigail,^ b. at Dorchester in May 1711; m. at Stoughton, 30 Nov. 
1732, Abraham Chandler of Stoughton, b. at Dorchester 
(Stoughton) 26 Sept, 1708, s. of Jonathan and Hannah. Child: 
1. Jonathan, b. 8 June 1739. 

20. ii. William, b. at Dorchester (Canton) 17 Oct. 1715. 

21. iii. John, b. at Dorchester (Canton) 7 Mar. 1716/17. 

22. iv. Edward, b. at Dorchester (Canton) 3 Dec. 1719. 

11. Ebenezer^ Withington (Philip,^ Richard,^ Henry^), of Dor- 

chester, tanner, born at Dorchester 21 Dec. 1687, died there 9 
Mar. 1747. He married at Dorchester, 1 May 1711, Kath- 
arine^ Mather, born at Dorchester 4 July 1690, died there 
1 Oct. 1774, daughter of Joseph^ and Sarah (Clap). 

Ebenezer Withington seems to have been associated with 
Rev. Mr. Whitefield in the *'New Light'' movement, as one 
of its leaders. 

Children, born at Dorchester: 

i. Mather,^ b. 12 Sept. 1712; d. 18 Sept. 1712. 

ii. Mather, A.B. (Harvard, 1732), b. 13 Nov. 1714; d. unm. at Dor- 
chester 28 Apr. 1736. After taking his academic degree he taught 
school at Cape Ann, and shortly before his death he became a 
preacher. He was a mathematician and astronomer, predicted 
and calculated echpses for several years, and left manuscripts on 
arithmetic, geography, geometry, and astronomy which show un- 
' usual talent and originahty. He acquired a reputation for learning, 
eloquence, and piety, remarkable in so young a man. 

iii. Thankful, b. 24 Feb. 1716/17; d. unm. 26 Sept. 1782. 

23. iv. Ebenezer, b. 19 Oct. 1729. 

24. V Philip, b. 3 Dec. 1731. 

12. William^ W^ithington (Philip,^ Richard,^ Henry^), of Dor- 

chester, born at Dorchester 18 Feb. 1691/2, died there 4 Jan. 
1744/5. He married first, at Dorchester, 13 June 1723, Eliza- 
beth^ Blake, born at Dorchester 5 Dec. 1693, died there 9 
Oct. 1734, daughter of Joseph^ and Mehitable (Bird); and 
secondly, in Boston, 30 Sept. 1735, Deborah Damon, bom 
at Dorchester 3 Aug. 1708, died at Dedham after 1772, daugh- 
ter of Joseph and Elizabeth. She married secondly, 27 May 
1746, Jeremiah Fuller of Stoughton, born 2 Nov. 1696, died 
at Stoughtonham (Sharon) 13 May 1772, son of Thomas 
and Mary (Fisher); and thirdly, at Dedham, 6 Oct. 1772, 
Joseph H. Hewens. 

Children by first wife, born at Dorchester: 

i. Thankful,^ b. 18 Apr. 1724; d. after 1812; m. at Dorchester, 4 
Dec. 1746, William* Marion, b. in Boston 24 Jan. 1725, d. in 



1921] Descendants of Henry Withimjlon 151 

1783, R. of Isaac' and Ileb(!cca (Kiiip;ht). His son Nathaniel was 
adinini.strator of his estate 11 Feb. 17S3. Children: 1. William, 
h. H Dec. 1747; d. 11 Dec. 1750. 2. Nathaniel, b. 8 Sept. 1749; d. 
before 11 Jan. 1797; in. 10 Dec. 1776 Lydia Gay. 3. Elizabeth, b. 
6 Sept. 1751; d. unm. before 7 Apr. 1812. 4. Thankful, b. 3 Nov. 
1753; d. after 1798; m. 23 Apr. 1781 Reuben Maniey. 5. .\fary, 
h. 24 Jan. 175r); living unm. in 1798. 0. William, b. 31 May 1758; 
d. unm. of smulhxix, while a prisoner of war in New York, in 
1780. 1. Kdher, b. 23 Auj^. 1703; living unm. in 1798. 8. Anna, 
b. 28 AuRi 17G5; m. 20 Nov. 1797 Oliver Shepard. 9. Sarah, b. 
25 July 1707; m. 14 Oct. 1791 Enoch Drake. 

ii. Klizahkth, I). 1 Oct. 1725; d. 2 July 1S02; m. (1) at Dorchester, 6 
Mur. 17U), Kmknezkh Talhot, b. at Dorchester (Stouphton) 4 
" Dec. 1723, d. at Stouj^hton (Canton) 20 June 1764, s. of Capt. 
(Jcorge and Mary (Turrell) (0, vii, footnote); m. (2) 7 Nov. 1770 
David FisjiKit of Dedham (Norwood), b. at Dedham 21 June 
1705, (1. 30 July 1779, h. of Eliezer and Maiy (.\very). Children 
by first husband: 1. Rnth, b. 11 Dec. 1747; m. 29 Oct. 17r)5 Ben- 
janun Monk. 2. William, b. 10 Oct. 1749; m. 9 Nov. 1772 Mary 
Farrin^ton. 3. Klwnezer, b. 3 Nov. 1751; d. in May 1812; m. 7 
Dec. 1779 Elizabeth Fuller. 4. Elizabeth, b. 22 Feb. 1754; m. 
27 Dec. 1770 David Fisher. 5. Josiah, b. 10 Oct. 1756. 6. Enoch, 
b. 18 June 1758. 7. liarhel, b. 18 Oct. 1759. 8. Jedediah, b. 22 
July 17r)l; d. 21 Mar. 17()2. 9. Charlotte, b. 3 Dec. 1702. 

iii. Kathakink, b. 20 Feb. 1727/8; m. 23 Sept. 1747 William Smith 
of Stou^^hton, b. 14 .\pr. 1727, s. of Joseph and Marv (Hawes). 
Children: 1. Jnme.n, b. 12 May 1748. 2. William, b. I'Mar. 1752. 
3. Elijah, b. 10 June 1751. 4. Eluahdh, b. 20 Sept. 175(); d. 18 
Nov. 1823; m. 12 June 177r) Saul White. 

iv. Mart, b. 1 Dec. 1729; m. at Stoughton, 20 Jan. 1749, HKNjAAiiif 
Dean of Dedham, perhaps s. of John and Mar>' and in that case 
b. at Dedham 17 July 1717. 

Children by second wife, born at Dorchester: 

25. V. William, b. 10 July 1730. 

20. vi. FniLiF, b. 24 Feb. 1737/8. 

vii. Auigail, b. 27 July 1740; d. probably 12 Feb. 1784; m. at Stough- 
ton, 15 Jan. 1700. ivs his second wife, CiiULSTornEH Wadsworth 
of Stoughton, b. 1 \ June 1733, probably s. of (leor^e and Sarah. 
Children: 1. Abigail, h. 13 Aug. 1702; m. Ivcmuel Drake. 2. Chris- 
topher, b. 7 Apr. 1705; m. (intention recorded 7 Feb. 1787) Ruth 
Hayward. 3. Elijah, b. 28 May 1707; d. in 1791. 4. Deborah, b. 
Nov. 1770; d. in 1799. 5. Jesse, b. 9 June 1773; d. 11 S(>pt. 1778. 
6. Joseph, b. 10 June 1770; d. in 1795. 7. Phoebe, b. 29 Apr. 1778; 
d. 27 Sept. 1778. 8. Phoebe, b. 10 Oct. 1779; m. Philip Reynolds. 
9. Rebecca, b. 23 Feb. 17.83; d. in 1790. 
viii. Nathaniel, b. 17 Sept. 1743; d. 12 Oct. 1744. 

13. Abiel* Withington (? Joseph,^ Richard,'- Henry^) was born 
probably at Dorchester about 1 Apr. 1695, although no rec- 
ord of his birth, inarria<2;e, or death has yet been found. How- 
ever, in the records of the First Church of Dorchester (page 
281 of the original records) is an entry of the baptism of 
"Abiel, son of Abiel Withington, Jan. — , 1720-1." It is 
beheved by descendants of the Abiel Withington whose 
baptism is thus recorded that his father, Abiel, was a son of 
Joseph^ (7) and Deliverance (Leadbetter) Withington, be- 
cause of a tradition, persisting through many generations, 
that one of the ancestors of said descendants was Sarah 
(Tohnan) Leadbetter, who was the mother of Deliverance, 
wife of Joseph^ Withington. Failure to record the birth of 



152 Descendants of Henry Withington [April 

AbieP Withington (13) may have been due to the fact that it 
occurred during the period of controversy between town and 
church authorities regarding the keeping of records. In 
Suffolk Deeds, Hb. 77, fo. 259, an Abiel Withington appears 
as a witness to a deed, dated 1 Jan. 1744, from Jacob Cham- 
berlain, conveying land to his son Samuel Chamberlain of 
Roxbury. Although this witness may have been the son, 
AbieP Withington, it was probably the- father, AbieP With- 
ington. 
ChHd: 

27. i. Abiel,^ bapt. at Dorchester in Jan. 1720/1. 

14. Henry^ Withington (Joseph,^ Richard,^ Henry^), of Milton, 

Kingston, and Dorchester, born at Dorchester 26 May 1696, 
died about Aug. 1780, the inventory of his estate being filed 
by his son Joseph 20 Aug. 1780. He married at Scituate, 
26 Oct. 1720, Mary Brook, born at Scituate 15 Dec. 1699, 
daughter of Francis and Sarah (Hobart). 
Children : 

28. i. Joseph,* b. at Milton 29 Dec. 1722. 

ii. Sarah, b. at Milton 22 Oct. 1725; m. at Stoughton (Canton), 1 
Dec. 1748, Eliphalet Monk, b. at Dorchester 18 Mar. 1725/6, 
s. of Elias, Jr., and Susannah (Blackman) of Stoughton. Chil- 
dren: 1. Sarah, b. 29 Aug. 1749. 2. Elijah, b. 6 Feb. 1751; m. 
25 Sept. 1777 Anna Wadsworth. 3. Abigail, b. 2 Dec. 1753. 4. 
Christopher, b. 14 Oct. 1757; m. 6 Mar. 1783 Hannah Phinney. 
5. Eliphalet, b. 27 Mar. 1761; m. (1) 17 July 1783 Mary Clap, 
who d. 19 May 1784; m. (2) 16 Dec. 1792 Rachel Paul. 6. Enoch, 
b. 27 Apr. 1764; m. (intention recorded 27 Sept. 1784) Silence 
WilHs. 

iii. Mary, b. at Kingston 11 Dec. 1729; d. 12 Apr. 1781; m. (1) at 
Dedham, 20 Mar. 1754, Daniel McLane of Dedham; m. (2) 
15 May 1765, as his second wife, Jonathan Felt of Dedham, b. 
3 June 1719, d. 16 May 1777, s. of Joshua and Anne (Wolcott). 
Children by first husband: 1. Daniel, b. 18 Dec. 1754. 2. Ben- 
jamin, b. 9 Feb. 1756. 3. Deliverance, b. 24 Aug. 1759. Children 
by second husband: 4. Lovewell (dau.), b. 25 Feb. 1766. 5. Jacob, 
b. 23 Mar. 1768. 6. Chloe, b. 30 June 1770. 

iv. Deliverance, b. at Dorchester (South Precinct) 1 Mar. 1731/2. 

V. Grace, b. at Dorchester (South Precinct) 16 Feb. 1733/4.,- 

15. HoPESTiLL^ Withington {Richard,^ John,^ Richard,^ Henry^), of 

Dorchester, born at Dorchester 2 Sept. 1707, died there 26 
Dec. 1778. He married at Dorchester, 11 Feb. 1730/1, Mary 
Baker, born at Dorchester 22 Nov. 1708, died there 28 Feb. 
1760, daughter of James and Judith (Clap). 

He was elected constable of Dorchester 14 Mar. 1747, 
and in his sixty-eighth yeg.r served as a private in the Revo- 
lution, in Capt. Wilham Holden's company, then commanded 
by Lieut. Preserved Baker, in Colonel Robinson's regiment. 
He was mustered in on 19 Apr. 1775 and served nine days. 

Children, born at Dorchester: 

29. i. James,6 b. 3 Jan. 1731/2. 

30. ii Thomas, b. 3 June 1733. 

31. iii. Elijah, b. 12 Jan. 1734/5. 

iv. Sarah, b. 28 Dec. 1737; d. unm. 15 Sept. 1756. 



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V. Maky, b. 8 F(3l). 1730/40; m. in Boston, 5 Dec. 1764, Pktkh Thayer 
of lioston and Randolph, b. at Hraintree 5 May 1735, d. 14 Sept. 
1805, 8. of Peter and Anna (Porter). Children: 1. John, h. 22 
Auk. 1705; d. iinm. in 17D0. 2. Polly, b. 11 Mar. 1768; m. 8 
Apr. 1792 Joseph Kinj^nmn; three children. 3. Pdcr, h. 24 Sept. 
1771; d. in Dec. 1858; in. in 1795 Unity Ilixon of Sharon; six 
children. 4. Mordecai, b. 14 Jan. 1773; m. Itachel Thayer; six 
children. 5. Asa, b. 26 Feb. 1775; d. 13 June 1852; m. 27 May 
1797 Olive Mann; five children. 6. Willmm, b. 26 Mar. 1777; 
d. ir, Mar. 1855; m. 25 Apr. 1802 Sally Whitcomb; six children. 7. 
Klisha, b. 29 July 1780; m. in 1809 Mary Tyler; four children. 

vi. John (twin), b. 13 July 1743; d. 30 Sept. 1743. 

vii. Judith (twin), b. 13 July 1743; d. s.p.; m. at Dorchester, 6 July 
1788, as his third wife, Fkancis DeLuce. 

viii. Elizahktii, b. 3 Aur. 1745; d., apparently s.p., at Dorchester, 
probably in 1817' in. at Dorchester, 19 Mar. 1707, Kdwahd 
WniTK, b. at Dorchester 25 Feb. 1745/6, s. of Edward and Eleanor 
(Jones). 

16. Samuel'* Withington (Richard:^ John,^ Richard,'^ Hcnry^), of 

Dorchester, born at Dorche.^ter Hi May 1714, died there 21 
Dec. 1775. He married at Dorchester, 17 Dec. 1750, Eliza- 
beth Champney, who died at Dorchester 9 Au^. 1805. 

He was constable of Dorchester in 1751, and was a soldier 
in the Revolution, serving:; as a sergeant in the same regiment 
and company as his brother Ilopestill. 

Child: 
i. Elizabeth," b. at Dorchester 13 Jan. 1752; d. there 12 June 1827; 
m., according to the statements of descendants, Samuel With- 
iN(iT()N, one of her relative>^, but no record of tliis marriage haa 
been found. Child: 1. Phinehas, b. at I)»)rchester 1 June 1781; 
d. there 25 Jan. 1S25: ra. at Dorchest<>r, 12 Oct. 1806, Mary 
Preston Moseley (23, lii, 1), n.t\, b. 20 Sept. 178^1, d. at Dor- 
chester 11 Oct. 1807, dau. of Tnonias and Sarah (Withington).* 

17. Ebenezer^ Withington {Richard,* John,^ Richard,^ Ilenry^), 

born at Dorchester 2 Mar. 1718/19, probably died at Dorches- 
ter 19 Aug. lcSO(). He married Mary , who probably 

died soon, as he lived as a hermit for many years in a hut 
in "Sodom," on the shore of Nantasket Bay, and was known 
as ''Old Straddlebiig.'^t 

Child: 
i. Esther," b. 25 Dec. 1751; d. 15 Jan. 1752. 

18. Joseph^ Withixgton {Richard,* John,^ Richard,- Henry^), of 

Dorchester, born at Dorchester 22 Jan. 1723/4, died there, 
probably 2 Jan. 1801. He married first, in Boston, 1 Feb. 
1749, Elizabeth Harrod, who died at Dorchester in Jan. 
1798; and probably secondly, in Boston, 23 Nov. 1798, Abi- 
gail Elmes. 

He was a soldier in the Revolution, with a record of long 
and distinguished service. 

•Phinehae and Mary Preston (Moseley) Withington had two children: 1. 8arah Moeeley, 
b. 18 Oct. 1807; m. 14 Apr. 1831 Dr. Cranston Howe of Marlborough. 2. Franklin, b. 23 Apr. 
1810; d. 7 Feb. 1801; m. (1) 22 Oct. 1836 Mary A. Brasier; m. (2) Rebecca T. Gregory. 

tHe picked up one of the chests of tea which had been thrown overboard by the Boston Tea 
Party and had been washed ashore, and some members of the Party, in searching for him in order 
to confiscate the tea and discipline him for using it, visited by mistake his second cousin, Philip 
Withington (24). 



154 Descendants of Henry Withington [April 

Children, by first wife, born at Dorchester: 

i. Ann,* b. 24 Jan. 1750; probably d. young. 

ii. Joseph, b. 13 Aug. 1752; d. s.p. 18 Oct. 1783; m. at Dorchester, 

27 Nov. 1782, Dorcas Black. She m. (2) 6 July 1784 Jacob 

Lufkin of Brain tree, 
iii. Benjamin, b. 13 Sept. 1753; d. unm. at Dorchester 16 Jan. 1773. 
iv. James, b. 28 Feb. 1758; apparently d. s.p.] m. 18 July 1784 Hannah 

Green. She probably m. (2) in Boston, 11 Apr. 1805, John 

Pitcher. 
T. William, b. 8 June 1761 ; d. 14 June 1761. 

19. Samuel^ Withington {Samuel,'^ John,^ Richard,^ Henry^), of 
Dorchester, born at Dorchester 10 Apr. 1720, died there 
29 Oct. 1781. He married at Dorchester, 19 Mar. 1746, 
Jane Kelton, born at Dorchester 2 Apr. 1728, died there 
13 Aug. 1807, daughter of Edward and Mary (Paiil). 

He was constable at Dorchester in 1751, and he and his 
older sons, Samuel, Ebenezer, Edward, and Lemuel, were sol- 
diers in the Revolution. Original records of baptisms at Dor- 
chester from 1748 to 1781 and of deaths from 1732 to 1781, 
kept by him and in his own handwriting, are still preserved.* 

Children, born at Dorchester: 

32. i. Samuel,« b. 8 Feb. 1747. 

ii. Mary, b. 30 Mar. 1750; d. 27 Sept. 1750. 

iii. Mary, b. 25 Nov. 1751; d. 10 Jan. 1752. 

33. iv. Ebenezer, b. 23 Sept. 1753. 

34. V. Edward, b. 23 May 1755. 

35. vi. Lemuel, b. 25 Oct. 1757. 

vii. Hannah, b. 12 Jan. 1760; d. 20 Mar. 1760. 

viii. Nathaniel, b. 22 July 1761; d. 8 Sept. 1775. He was blind from 
birth or early childhood. 

36. ix. Phinehas, b. 23 June 1764. 

37. X. Lewis, b. 27 Dec. 1766. 

38. xi. Ends, b. 16 Mar. 1769. 

xii. Lucy, b. 18 May 1771; d. at Brookline 7 Nov. 1845; m. 10 Nov. 
1791 Dea. John Robinson of Brookline, b. at Dorchester 19 
July 1763, d. at Brookline 13 Jan. 1855, s. of James and Sarah 
(Breck). Children: 1. Lucy, h. 10 Oct. 1792; d. 7 Feb. 1793. 2. 
Jane Kelton, h. 30 Sept. 1795; d. 6 Jan. 1866; m. (1) 18 May 
1820 Asa Bugbee; m. (2) 21 Dec. 1837 George Holbrook. 3. 
Sarah Breck, b. 29 Mar. 1798; d. 24 June 1798. 4. Lucy, h. 22 
Dec. 1799; d. 19 Feb. 1858; m. 13 Aug. 1822 Drury Fairbanks. 
5. John, b. 8 Nov. 1802; m. 15 Oct. 1834 Hannah Perkins. 6. 
James, b. 16 Dec. 1805; m. 24 Nov. 1830 Lydia B. Tilden. 7. 
Samuel Albert, h. 17 Oct. 1809; m. (1) 19 May 1840 Louisa Welch; 
m. (2) 2 Apr. 1850 Sophia S. Clapp. 

[To be continued] 

*An old manuscript copy of these baptisms, evidently made after Samuel Withington's death 
and continued for several years thereafter, was found a few years ago and was published in Regis- 
ter, vol. 68, pp. 215-238 and 309-321. 



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procp:kdin(;s of the ni-av England historic 
(genealogical 80cie1t 

liy Henry Edwaudh Scott, A.Ii., Ilccording Secretary 

Boston, Ma^sachunetLs, 5 Jrniuartj I'JU. A stated meeting of the Society 
was held in Wilder Hall, 9 A.shburton Place, at 2.30 P. M., Vice President Chase 
presidinR. 

The ininutcs of the December meeting were approved, and the reports of the 
Corresponding; Secretary, Lihrarian, HLstorinn, and Cxjuncil were accepted, the 
Council reporting that since the December meeting members of the S<3ciety 
liad been elected as follows: 

Pilgrim Tercenterumj ^f embers 

Mrs. William lOmorson Heathcote of St. Petersburg, Fla. 
William I>;ifayette Darling of St. Paul, Minn. 
* Mrs. Robert Hoe of New York City 

Charles I'niy Holland of F^rorkton, Mass. 
Mrs. Frank C^. Harstow of S)uth ( )range, N. J. 
Mrs. Ale.xis irence du Pont of Wilmington, Dai. 
Charles Asah(;l Gould of New York City 
John Soiitliey Larcomlx^ of Wa'^hington, D. C. 
C'harles Briggs of Calumet, Mich. 
Mary Morris Stevens of Newport, I{. I, 
Uol)ert Somers Brookings of St. lyiuLs, Mo. 
Albert Alvin Jenks of I'awtucket, R. I. 
Irv'ing Hall (liase of Waterbury, Conn. 
Theodore Kushmore Hoyt of Stamford, Conn. 
Stephen Oincy .Metcalf of l*rovidenc<\ K. I. 
Earle IVrry Charlton of Fall River, Ma-is. 
James ClarcMico Hamlen of Portland, Me. 
Percival Spurr Howe of Franconia, N. H. 
Josiah Van Kirk Thompsitn of Uniontown, Pa. 
Charles Mortimer Warner of Syracuse, N. \. 
Albert Meyer Hanauer of Pittsburgh, I'a. 
Charles Joseph Harris of Dillsboro, N. C. 

Lijr ^f embers 
Charles Kmile Lauriat, Jr., of West Newton, Mass. 
Frederick C. Russell of Allston, Mass. 

Resident Members 

Mrs. Francis B. Sayre of Cambridge, Mass. 
Mrs. J. Malcolm Forbes of Milton, Mjiss. 
Mrs. Calvin Ravl)urn of Hloominuton. 111. 
Mrs. Frank H. Nietcalf of Holyoke, Mass. 
Mary Susiin Root of Winthrop, Mass. 
Myles Hemenway of New York City 

The C/Ouncil also reported that since the December meeting Edward Lillie 
Pierce, Mrs. William Howard Crosby, George Lambert Gould, and Ellen Adelia 
Robbins Stone, Life Members of the Society, and Mrs. George Erastus Whitney, 
a Resident Member, had become Pilgrim Tercentenary Members, Miss Stone 
accepting this form of membership in memory of her mother, and that there 
were forty-nine candidates for I'ilgrim Tercentenary Membership, two candi- 
dates for Life Membership, and three candidates for Resident Membership, 
action by the Council on whose names would be in order after they had been 
posted for thirty days, in accordance with the By-Laws. 

The Recording Secretary reported to the Society a recommendation of the 
Council that the President and Treasurer of the Society be authorized to convey, 
in the name of the Society, to the Boston Architectural Club, upon such terms 
and at such price as the said officers may deem advisable, a narrow strip of land 



156 Proceedings of the N. E. Hist. Gen. Society [April 

at the rear of the premises numbered 16 Somerset Street, in the City of Boston, 
under the rear walls of the buildings of said club, and on motion it was 

Voted, That the recommendation of the Council authorizing the President and Treasurer of 
the Society to convey, in the name of the Society, to the Boston Architectural Club, upon such 
terms and at such price as the said oflacers may deem ad\'isable, a narrow strip of land at the rear 
of the premises numbered 16 Somerset Street, in the City of Boston, under the rear walls of the 
buildings of said club, be and hereby is adopted. 

A supplementary report of the Nominating Committee was read, and on mo- 
tion it was 

Voted, That the supplementary report of the Nominating Committee be accepted, and that the 
Committee, having performed its duties, be discharged. 

The Chair then presented, as the speaker of the afternoon, Frank W. Bayley 
of Boston, who gave an interesting and instructive address on John Singleton 
Copley and his Sitters, exhibiting by means of the stereopticon a series of beau- 
tiful photographs of Copley's most famous portraits. In introducing the speaker 
the Chair called attention to the fact that the Society possessed one portrait 
by Copley, that of Mrs. Tyler, which might be seen in the- John Foster Memorial 
Room, and that a number of books relating to Copley would be shown by the 
attendant there. 

On motion of LawTence Brainerd a vote of thanks was extended to the speaker, 
and at 4.15 P. M. the meeting was dissolved, the members of the Society and their 
guests lingering for an enjoyable hour in the tea room. 

2 February. The annual meeting of the Society was held this day, for a report 

of which see the Supplement to the present number of the Register. 
f" 

2 March. A stated meeting of the Society was held in Wilder Hall, 9 Ashbur- 
ton Place, at 2.30 P. M., Vice President Chase presiding. 

The minutes of the annual meeting were approved, and the reports of the Cor- 
responding Secretary, Librarian, Historian, and Council were accepted, the 
Council reporting that since the annual meeting members of the Society had 
been elected as foUows: 

Pilgrim Tercentenary Af embers 

Joseph Clark Grew of Boston, Mass. 
Edward S. Foster of Cambridge, Mass. 
Mrs. Mary L. Bush of New York City 

lAfe Member 
Daniel Schnakenberg of New York City 

Resident Members 

Charles Shepard of Troy, N. Y. 

Mrs. Frank B. Witherbee of Boston, Mass. 

On motion it was 

Voted, That the Xew England Historic Genealogical Society hereby expresses its appreciation 
of the loss that it has sustained in the death, on 23 February 1921, of William Eben Stone, a Coun- 
cillor of the Society, and that it extends to his widow and children its heartfelt sympathy in their 
bereavement. 

On motion it was 

Voted, That at the stated meeting of this Society in April next an election be held, in accordance 
with the By-Laws, to fill the vacancy in the Council caused by the death of William Eben Stone. 

The Chair then presented, as the speaker of the afternoon, Hon. Charles Gren- 
fill Washburn, A.B., S.B., of Worcester, Mass., who dehvered a scholarly and 
instructive address on The Influence of the Dissenting Spirit upon the New Eng- 
land Character. 

On motion a vote of thanks was extended to Mr. Washburn, and at 3.40 P. M. 
the meeting was dissolved, the members of the Society and their guests remaining 
for the usual social hour. 

6 April. A stated meeting of the Society was held in Wilder Hall, 9 Ashbur- 
ton Place, at 2.30 P. M., Vice President Chase presiding. 

The minutes of the March meeting were approved, and the reports of the 
Corresponding Secretary, Librarian, Historian, and Council were accepted, the 
CouncU reporting that since the March meeting members of the Society had 
been elected as foUows: 



1921] Proceedings of the N. E. Hist. Gen, Society 157 

Ilf/nnrnry Af ember 
Hon. Warren Gamaliel Hardinp, President of the United States 

Corresponding Member 
Denis Aloysius McCarthy of Arlin^rtf>n, Mass. 

Life Members 

I'xlward A. Olds ) 

Willy lA'vy > of New York City 

rhcfxion? l*rince ) 

MrH. Kiiirini J. Meyer of Kansas City, Mo. 
Sanniel Tratt of New York City 
('harles A. Howard of Aln^rdeen, S. Dak. 
lOii^rcne .1. Hftinrr of Lincoln, Nehr. 
\\ Jilliue M. I'luilurd of Miincic, Ind. 
Thomas W. Hacot of Charleston, 8. C. 

Resident Members 

Frank ('harlton Nf)ble of Anaconda, Mont. 
Harriet Alma Cummin^^v of Mnjokline, .Mass. 
MrH. William H. Cowcn of I^<^^t4)n, Ma.s.s. 
Orare Circi-nlcnf Hiler of .Jamaica IMain, Mass. 
Stcpiici) Mnrlc \'osl»ur^fh of West Pownal, Me. 
Kilmer Fi.sk WiUiams of Syracu.ni', N. Y. 
Harry Frank Ammidown of Southbridpe, Mass. 

The Recording S^'rrctnry stat^'d that on 23 March 1921 the Prosi<lent of the 
Society, Hon. .lames I'iiinncy Baxter, had entered ii{H)n his ninety-first year, 
and, on recommendation of the Council, it was 

Votril, TliJit tho .N'pw p]ni{lnii(i Ilistorir (tcniviln." ' ^ •:fty hcrohy extends to ita honored 
Preaidont. Wdu. Jampa Phinnry Huxtor, its hearty C' 'inw on \\\n roront completion of his 

ninrticth ycur, with ilM l>cfit wijihm for hin B|>«*<Hly rrniorikUoti to honlth nnd for a continuance of 
his uKoful lictivitirti and inapiring Icadcmhip. 

On motion it was 

Voted, 'riuit thf Society proceed to the election of a Councillor. 9xce William Elwn Stone, de- 
rcasctl. 

That three tellers he appointed by the Chair, and that said tellera shall distribute, receive. 
Rort. and count the halK>t«, and make a re{x>rt at thi« meeting. 

That the i>o11h be now oi>ene<l. and Kt;ind o|x>n untti every member preaent haa had opportunity 
to vote. 

The Cliair .'ijiiKMiited as tellers Kev. Anson Titus and Messn". Ceorpe Herbert 
Waterhou.^e .nnd William O^ilvie Comstock, and the election l>y ballot of a 
Councillor took |)hice. 

Vice President Chase then |)resentcd, as the sj^eaker of the afternoon, Miss 
Sarah I^ouise Arnold, A.M., Dean Emerita of Simmons College, who in an in- 
teresting and illuminating^ address entitUxi Changing Ide/ils in Ediiration de- 
scrilxxl the progress that has been made in recent decades in primary, secondary, 
and higher education, and also, in rej)ly to a question from a member of the 
Society, explained the movement that hiis been started for the establishment of 
a State university in M:ussachusotts. 

After the Society had voted to extend its thanks to Miss Arnold for her in- 
structive addre.^s, the Chair called for the report of the tellers, and, when this had 
been presented, declared that Mrs. Florence Reynolds (Conant) Howes of 
Allston, Mass., had been unanimously elected Councillor for the term ending 
in February 1923, I'ice William Eben Stone, deceased. 

No other business being presented, the Chair, at 4.05 P. M., declared the meet- 
ing dissc^lved, and the members of the Society, with their guests, enjoyed the 
hospitiUity of the tea room. 



158 Notes * [April 



NOTES 

It having come to the attention of this Society that certain geneal- 
ogists and publishers have used the name of the Society in con- 
nection with their own enterprises, the Society again desires to 
state that it has NO genealogical representatives in this country 
or in England, nor is it in any way connected with any publications 
other than those that it issues over its own name at 9 Ashburton 
Place, Boston. 

Palmer. — In Phillimore's ''Norfolk Parish Registers, Marriages," vol. 3, p. 88, 
is the following marriage entry, from the parish registers of Ranworth: 

''WnUam Pauhner, p. Omesbye, & Mary Stamforth 30 Jan. 1608" [? 1608/9] 
This entry, which was fomid by me several years ago in the libra^* of the New 
England Historic Genealogical Society, the book in which it is printed having 
been published in 1907, will probably be of great interest to the descendants of 
WiUiam Palmer and of his son-in-law, Capt. John Sherman, both of whom were 
at Watertown, Mass., about 1636. 

Immediately below the entry of the marriage of William Paulmer and Mary 
Stamforth is recorded the marriage of John Goodwins and Mary Paulmer, 19 
July 1610, and the Ranworth registers contain also several records of Stamforth 
marriages. 

Maiden, Mass. George Walter Chamberlain. 



Historical Intelligence 

Heraldry. — The Committee on Heraldry of the New England Historic 
Genealogical Society strongly recommends that all coats of arms which can be 

proved to be authentic be offered for record 
with this Society. The arrangements for the 
making and preservation of such records are 
complete, and the volume of recorded arms has 
been begun by the entry therein of a number of 
well-authenticated coats. Printed forms and 
directions for the making of applications may 
be obtained from the Committee, and all com- 
munications on this subject should be addressed 
to the Committee on Heraldry, New England 
Historic Genealogical Society, 9 Ashburton 
Place, Boston. 

Without taking any position with reference to 
the propriety of assuming arms, the Committee 
will be glad to examine arms or heraldic devices 
which any person or organization desires to as- 
sume, and give advice as to whether the same are heraldically correct or whether 
they violate a right of exclusive use heretofore acquired by others. 




York, Me.— Charles Edward Banks, M.D., Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, of 
2018 Prairie Avenue, Chicago, 111., author of the "History of Martha's Vine- 
yard" and of many other historical and genealogical works, is compiUng a his- 
tory of York, Me., for wKich he has been accumulating material from time to 
time during the last forty years. 



Genealogies in Preparation. — Persons of the several names are advised 
to furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families 
and other information which they think may be useful. We would suggest that 



1921] Recent Books ' 159 

all facts of interest illustrating family history or character be communicated, 
especially service under the U. S. Government, the holding of other offices, grad- 
uation from college or professional schools, occupation, with places and dates 
of birth, marriage, residence, and death. All names should be given in full if 
possible. No initials should be used when the full name is known. 

Bacol. — Pierre, born at or near Tours, France, probably in 1638, died at or 
near Charleston, S. C, in 1702, by Thomas Wright Bacot, 29 Broad Street, 
Charleston, S. C. 

Clarke. — Lieut. William, born in England in 1609, died at Northampton, 
Mass., 18 July 1690, by Frank M. Clark, 309 South Kensington Avenue, La 
Grange, 111. 

Coward. — Hugh, born in England about 1670-1680, died, probably at sea 
but perhaps in New Jersey, before 1714, by Charles Shepard, P. O. Box 302, 
Troy, N. Y. 

Shepard. — Ralph, born probably near London, England, in 1603, died at 
Maiden, Mass., 11 Sept. 1693, by Charles Shepard, P. O. Box 302, Troy, N. Y. 



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Blaine genealogy. The Blaine family; James Blaine, emigrant, and his chil- 
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T. Ellis and wife, Elizabeth N. B. Coburn of Vineland, N. J. By Herbert W. 
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1921. 8 p. 8° Address Dr. Howard A. Gibbs, President, 376 Boylston St., 
Boston, and Katharine Gibbs Allen, Sec. Treas., Perkins Institute, Watertown, 
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Hall genealogy. Hall Family Records. Deacon John Hall of Dover, N. H., 
and some of his descendants. Compiled by Albert Harrison Hall, from the 
papers of Rev. Dr. Alonzo Hall Quint pubhshed in 1883. Boston, Mass., Hall's 
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Horton. By Horace Ebenezer Horton. New York, Tobias A[lexander] Wright, 
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More genealogy. The Historical Journal of the More family. Vol. 2, no. 6. 
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the riinjpton Press, 1920. 53 4-421 p. por. S° 

Harvard University, quinquennial catalogue. Harvard University, quin- 
quennial cat:il(»^;ue of the ollicers and graduati^, 163(>-102(). Cambridj^e, Mass., 
published by the University in the 2.slth year of the College, 11)20. 8 -h 1211 p. 
a. 8° 

Massachusetts Institute of Technolof^, Class of 1895. Class book, 25th 

anniversary. lioston, Ma.ss., 11>2(). I'.H) p. il. pi. por. S° 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, War Record. Terhnology'a War 
R<'cor(i. An int<'rpretation of the rontriijution made by the Massachusetts 
Institute of Teehnolo^, its staff, its former student*, and its undergraduates to 
the cau.se of the United States and the alhed powers in the (Ireat War, 1914 11)19. 
Published by the War Records Conunittee of the Alumni .Vssociation of the 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (Cambridge, Mass., The Murray 
Printing Co., c 1920. J 9-f 747 p. il. map pi. por. 4** 

Williams College, general catalogue, (lonoral catalogue of the officers and 
graduates of Williams College, 1920. Williamstown, Mans., published by the 
College, 1920. 275 p. fasm. S° 

HISTORICAL 
(a) General 

Massachusetts Court, General. Acts and resolves paa8c<l by the General 

Court of M.'issachu.setts. in the year I92i), together with the constitution, the 
rearrantieinent of the constituti(»n, tables showing changes in the statutes, etc., 
etc. Published by the Secretary of the Commonwealth. Boston, Wright & 
Potter Printing Co., 1920. 184 + 1240 p. 8° 

Massachusetts, supervisor of public records. The Commonwealth of Massa- 
chusetts. Annual report of the suiHTvi.sor of public records for the year ending 
NoveminT 30, 1920. Secretary of the C<immonwealth, Division of SujxTvisor 
of Public Records. Boston, Wright k Potter Printing Co., 1921. 

The Mohawk Trail. The Mohawk Trail, its history and course with map 
and illustrations. Together with an account of Fort Massachusetts and of the 
early turnpikes cn-cr Hoo.sac Mountain. By William Blradford] Browne. Pitts- 
fieki, Ma.ss., Sun Printing Co., nS)2{). 40 p. il. map pi. S° 

(6) Local 

Deerfield, Mass., vital records. Vital records of Decrfield, Mass., to the year 
1850. By Thomas W[illiams] Baldwin, A.B., S.B. Boston, Mass., 1920. 328 p. 
8° 

Mendon, Mass., vital records, \ital records of Mendon, Mass., to the year 
1850. By Thomas W[Uliams] Baldwin, A.B., S.B. Boston, Mass., 1920. 518 p. 
8° 

Suflfield, Conn., history. 250th anniversary of the settlement of the town of 
Sufheld, official program. 64-fl p. il. pi. 8° 

SOCIETIES KSD MAGAZINES 

American Historical Association. Annual report of the American Historical 
Association for the year 1917. Washington, 1920. 464 p. 8° 

American Irish Historical Society. The journal of the American Irish His- 
torical Society. Vol. 18. John G. Coyle, M.D., Edmund J. McGuire, Vincent 
J. O'Reilly, Editorial Committee. New York, N. Y., published by the Society, 
1919. 301 p. por. 8° 



162 Recent Books [April 

Freemasonry, Maine, Grand Lodge. Proceedings at the centennial celebra- 
tion of the Grand Lodge of Maine, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, held 
at Masonic Temple, Portland, Me., Feb. 5, 1920. By Charles B". Davis. [Port- 
land, Tucker Printing Co., n. d.] 194 p. il. pi. por. 8° 

Huguenot Society of South Carolina. Transactions of the Huguenot Society 
of South Carohna. No. 25. Published by order of the Society. (Incorporated 
June 21, 1909.) Charleston, S. C, 1920. Baltimore, The Waverly Press, 1921. 
129 +[1] p. n. pi. por. 8° 

Kansas State Historical Society. Pubhcations of the Kansas State Historical 
Society, embracing recollections of early days in Kansas. Vol. 2. By Shalor 
Winchell Eldridge. Topeka, Kansas State Printing Plant, 1920. 235 p. fcsm. il. 
pi. por. 8° 

Massachusetts, Colonial Society of. Pubhcations of The Colonial Society of 
Massachusetts. Vol. 20. Transactions, 1917-1919. Printed at the charge of 
the Benjamin Ap thorp Gould Memorial Fund. Boston, pubhshed by the So- 
ciety, 1920. 15+[2]+502 p. il. fcsm. map 8° 

Massachusetts, Colonial Society of. Pubhcations of The Colonial Society 
of Massachusetts. Vol. 21. Transactions, 1919. Printed at the charge of the 
Robert Charles Winthrop, Jr., Fund. Boston, pubhshed by the Society, 1920. 
13+[2]+491 p. fcsm. il. pi. por. 8° 

Massachusetts, Colonial Society of. Publications of The Colonial Society of 
Massachusetts. Vol. 22. Collections. Printed at the charge of the George 
Vasmer Leverett Fund. Boston, published by the Society, 1920. 65+470 p. 
fcsm. pi. por. 8° 

National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Official bulletin of 
The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Vol. 14, nos. 1, 
2, 3, and 4, 1919-1920. 12° 

National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Official bulletin 
of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Vol. 15, no. 1, 
June, 1920. President General, James Harry Preston, 820 N. Charles St., Balti- 
more, Md. n. p. n. d. 62 p. il. 8° 

New York State Historical Association. The Quarterly Journal of the New 
York State Historical Association. Editorial Committee. James SuUivan, 
Managing Editor, pixon R. Fox, Frederick B. Richards. Vol. 1, nos. 2, 3, 4, 
and 5. Albany, N. Y., 1920. 8° 

Newport Historical Society Bulletin. Bulletin of the Newport Historical 
Society. Nos. 31, 32, 33, and 34. Newport, R. I., 1920. 8° 

Rhode Island Historical Society. Rhode Island Historical Society Collections. 
Vol. 13, 1920. Address Howard M. Chapin, Librarian, 68 Waterman St., Prov- 
idence, R. I. 

Society of Colonial Wars in the State of California. Society of Colonial Wars 
in the State of California. Historian's report, 1920. 10 +[1] p. pi. por. 4° 

Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Conn., Col. Jeremiah Wads- 
worth Branch. Col. Jeremiah Wadsworth Branch Connecticut Society of the 
Sons of the American Revolution. The British attack at Bunker Hill, by Francis 
Parsons. Pubhcation no. 3. Published by the Branch through the favor of 
Capt. Clarence Horace Wickham, 1921. 35 p. 8° 

Society of Sons of the Revolution, California. Roster of the Society, Sons of 
the Revolution, in the State of California (29th year), January, 1921. n. p. 
1921. 35+[l] p. il. pi. por. 4° 

Society of Sons of the Revolution, Pennsylvania. Annual proceedings, Penn- 
sylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution, 1919-1920. 'Philadelphia, 1920. 
100+[1] fcsm. por. 4° 



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THE 
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REGISTER 



JULY, 1921 



HON. JAMFS PinXXKV TVW'TKl?. A.M.. I.IIT.D. 
By Alfred Joiinhon, A.M., Litt.D., of Brookline, M 

Jamks Piiinnky R.wtkr. of Portland, Mc, President of the New 

Kn^l.'ind Historic (Icnealo^icjil Society, was born at Ciorhani. Mo., 
23 March IS'M, the son of Mhhu and Sarah (Cone) Baxter, and (hcd 
at liis residence in Port hind S May P.»21. havin^^ thii.^ attained the 
preat ape of ninety years. 

Mh'cted a resich'nt nieniixT of the New Fnpland Historic Gen- 
calopical Socii^ty in 1SS2, he became a hfe member in \\K)') and in 
11)10 was enrolled in the new class of Pilprim Terc(»ntenary meinlx^rs. 
For four yt^ars (1897-1900) he held the office of Vice President for 
Maine, and for over tw(»nty years, from 9 January 11H)1 until his 
death, he seTved the Society as its President, holdinp this oflice for 
a lonpcM' time than any of his predecessors. It is worthy of note 
that in the last fifty years the Society has had but five presidents, 
and its (h^velopment and expansion have taken place largely durini: 
the incumlxMicy of two of these. James Phinney I^axter and Marsliall 
Pinckn(\v Wilder, of whom the latter died in oflice 10 December 1886, 
havinp served for nineteen yeai*s. 

Presid(»nt Baxter prizcMl hiirhly his connection with the Society, 
antl up to a few months before his death he rarely failed to preside 
over its stated monthly meetings and the meetings of the Council, 
makinp the trip from his home in Portland expressly for this purpose. 

Widely known and universally respected throughout New England, 
one of the leading citizens of Maine, six times mayor of Portland, 
founder of the public park and boulevard system of that city, an 
historian, poet, and author of more than local fame, astute and suc- 
cessful business man, philanthropist, member and corresponding 
member of many societies of an historical and literary nature in this 
country and in Europe, President of the Maine Historical Society 
for over thirty years, and for a score of years annually elected Presi- 
dent of this Society, Mr. Baxter was truly a remarkable man. He 
was remarkable for the unusual physical strength and mental vigor 
with which he was endowed and remarkable for his use of these for 
the welfare of others. 

VOL. LXXV. 11 



164 James Phinney Baxter [July 

As Mr. Baxter's personal achievements afford ample material for 
this memoir, and as a genealogy of the Baxter family is in prepara- 
tion from data wliich he collected, but a brief outline of his ancestry 
will be given here. 

His paternal ancestors, who appear, like the progenitors of so 
many sturdy and enduring New England families of to-day, to have 
been successful farmers, were Hving in Lebanon and other towns 
near New London, Conn., in the early part of the eighteenth century. 
They subsequently migrated to New Hampshire and later to Ver- 
mont, doubtless being actuated to leave the more thickly settled 
regions by their desire for new land. The family became established 
in Maine, where it is now so firmly implanted, in the early part of the 
last century, when Mr. Baxter's father. Dr. Ehhu Baxter, settled at 
Gorham, less than ten miles west of Portland. Like so many New 
Englanders of his generation who achieved eminence, James Phinney 
Baxter was the son of a professional man who had been the very 
first of his line to leave the farm and enter a learned profession. 

William Baxter, son of Simon and great-grandfather of the subject 
of this memoir, was born, probably on his father's homestead at 
Hebron, Conn., 15 August 1725. Simon and WilHam, father and son 
ahke, were landowners and farmers, each acquired a competency, 
and each held the confidence and respect of the communities in which 
he lived. The same may be said of EHhu, son of WilHam, who died 
at Norwich, Vt. 

Elihu Baxter, son of Elihu and father of James Phinney Baxter, 
was born at Norwich 10 April 1781 and died at Portland 3 January 
1863. He studied medicine, and became a prominent physician at 
Gorham, where the first part of his active Hfe was spent prior to his 
removal to Portland. It was, undoubtedly, from this old-time gen- 
eral practitioner, whose fame is still remembered in Portland and 
Gorham and the region between, that James Phinney Baxter in- 
herited his love of learning and studious habits. 

Through his mother, Sarah Cone, he was connected with the 
Loomis, Wright, Hungerford, Goodrich, and other noted famihes of 
Connecticut, and Gov. Thomas Welles was among his maternal 
ancestors. From both his father and his mother equally he in- 
herited the sweet, sympathetic side of his nature; for, if we may 
judge by their existing portraits, both Dr. Elihu Baxter and his wife 
possessed those lovable qualities. All who knew the son were im- 
pressed with his gentleness and affabihty and his readiness to con- 
done in others the frailties of human nature. 

It is highly probable that this engaging, winning manner, which 
throughout his long Hfe attracted people of all classes toward him 
and made all feel at home with him, was greatly developed by the 
early training he received through his contact with the old-time 
merchants with whom he was destined early to come into close touch. 
It has been said that ''manners make the man," and so much were 
his agreeable manners a striking characteristic and a potent factor in 
Mr. Baxter's success, that anything which seems to throw light on 
their origin may be considered as an important part of his education 
and referred to here. For, beginning Hfe in trade, he seems to have 



1921] James Phinney Baxter 165 

acquired early that attentive, helpful attitude toward the wants of 
others, that uniform, tactful courtesy and patient deference to their 
opinions, as well as the sterling integrity that characterized the suc- 
cessful merchants of his generation, and all of these qualities he re- 
tained to the last. 

Though he was the youngest of six children, he was given every 
advantage for an early education in the schools of Gorham and at 
Gorham Academy. When the father removed to Portland in 1840 
and continued the practice of medicine there, the son entered Master 
Jackson's famous school in Portland, where he remained until thir- 
teen years of age, when he went to the academy at Lynn, Mass., to 
spend two years there. He then returned to Portland and con- 
tinued his studies, first at the old Portland Academy, and subse- 
quently under private classical masters. The fact that at this time 
he took up the study of foreign languages under native teachers is of 
interest and must have been an unusual feature in the education of 
the youth of his generation. 

From his boyhood he was a student, and a student of that practical 
kind which was exemplified in the early days of this country by men 
like Franklin. In fact, he had much in common with that rugged, 
public-spirited student of the ap])lication of knowledge to useful ends. 
The following passage from a letter of Mr. Baxter, written to Merle 
R. Griffith and giving his views on the part reading should play in 
education, might almost have been written by Frankhn himself: 

*'One should choose his reading matter as carefully as he would choose his 
food to develop his body, having one end in mind, tlic perfecting of his moral 
nature and the strengthening of every faculty wliich may enable him to ix?r- 
form his duties to mankind. I began my course of reading when I was about 
twelve by reading Addison's Spectator and some of Shakespeare's plays. A 
little later I took up the leading authors of fiction, Fenimore Cooper, Walter 
Scott, G. P. R. James, Hans Christian Andersen, Gilmore Adams — even the 
stories of Vulpius, called the Walter Scott of Germany; in fact, every one of 
the best writers of fiction then accessible, American, English and Scotch 
principally. In one winter when about thirteen years old, I read over 100 
volumes. This paved the way to literary study and I devoted myself first 
to the best English and American authors, especially poets, and later to 
French, German and Spanish. Still later, having famiUarized myself with 
English and foreign literature, I began the study of the best scientific works 
and the various religious systems of the world, to ascertain as far as possible 
my relations with this world and the next." 

Though his early education was not supplemented by a period of 
residence at any higher institution of learning, his love of reading 
and study and his powers of assimilation were such that the amount 
of his information on many subjects was a constant source of amaze- 
ment to his friends and probably far surpassed the attainments in 
these directions of the average college graduate. When asked a 
few years before his death if he regretted not having gone to college, 
he replied in substance that he thought his individual studies, freely 
pursued for the love of the subjects and under the direction of the 
best tutors that could be procured, were probably more intense and 
made a more lasting impression than any prescribed college curricu- 
lum such as those in vogue in his youth could possibly have done. 



166 James Phinney Baxter [July 

The fact that Gorham, his birthplace, was near enough to be 
almost a suburb of Portland, then as now the largest and leading 
city of the State and its chief seaport, in which the boy went to live 
when still of an improssionable age, should not be lost sight of. For 
such advantages as this city, already the birthplace of Longfellow, 
Nathaniel Parker Wilhs, Neal Dow, and Commodore and Admiral 
Preble, had to offer played their part in the development of the youth, 
and his intense and lifelong love of Portland could not have been 
greater had it been his native place. 

Mr. Baxter never forgot the debt he owed to his early environ- 
ment; and that his boyhood home was one in which high moral 
standards, religious principles, and the best culture of the day were 
firmly planted there is abundant evidence. 

It was at first decided that young Baxter should enter the legal 
profession, and he went to Boston and began the study of law in the 
office of Rufus Choate; but, having already displayed that acumen 
for business which for so many years afterwards was destined to dis- 
tinguish his career, he yielded to a strong inclination toward trade, 
abandoned his legal studies, and entered the dry goods business in 
Portland. In view of the great changes in methods and in facilities 
for transportation of goods and passengers which have taken place 
since his youth, it is of interest to note that he began business with 
William G. Davis, who, on his part, had acquired a knowledge of 
business principles by the then common method of driving a pack 
wagon through the country towns and carrying the merchandise to 
the people of the scattered communities and farmsteads, whose op- 
portunities for coming to town to malte their purchases were few and 
beset with tedious difficulties. The two young men, on forming 
their partnership, opened a dry goods store in Portland, and were 
very successful. They soon accumulated a surplus, and during the 
late fifties, at the time when the process of hermetically sealing vege- 
tables, fruits, and other provisions of various kinds was in its in- 
fancy, they became interested in it, and the wholesale and retail dry 
goods firm of Davis & Baxter changed over its business and, under 
the same firm name, entered upon the manufacture, on a large scale, 
of canned goods. 

It is largely out of the efforts of these humble beginnings that has 
grown up the mighty industry of canning goods, in which the State of 
Maine has gained its well-deserved fame as a pioneer. The Civil 
War came on shortly after they were well established in this new 
business, and they expanded their facilities rapidly to meet the de- 
mands of the country for canned food in war time. The formation 
of the Portland Packing Company, which soon followed, with 
Messrs. Davis and Baxter as the principal owners, was the next and 
final step in a partnership unusual in its duration and success. 
Under their guidance the business prospered, and both partners were 
handsomely rewarded for their foresight and courage in embarking 
in an enterprise which at the time was so little known and so un- 
certain. Their sons and grandsons gradually came into the business 
as they grew up, and still continue it. 

In addition to his interest in the canning business, Mr. Baxter had 



1921] James Phinney Baxter 1G7 

l.'ir^o roul estate holdings in I^)IiIan(I and' vicinity, had loni^ lu^en 
conncclcd with the Portland Savinj^s Bank, of which he was presi- 
dent, and was a director in various companies. In fact, there were 
few financial undertakings of magnitude in Portland or its nei^^hhor- 
hood with which he was not directly or indirectly connected. 

As he f^rew in aflluence, he gradually withdrew from business and 
devoted the greater part of his time to public-spirited undertakings 
in connection with the development of Portland and to historical 
and literary research and composition. He was a trustee and presi- 
dent of the Portland Pul)lic Library, the founder and first president 
of the Portland Society of Art, a president of the Portland Benevolent 
Society, a founder and past president of the Maine Society, Sons of 
tiie American llevolution, and long a member of the Masonic fra- 
ternity. He organized the As.sociated Charities and was its first 
president. In 1888 he built and gave to the city the Portland Public 
Library, and lat(T, when he became mayor, announced that he 
would donate his salary for the use of the city in establishing a 
manual training school. The Walker Manual Training School is 
thus virtually a monument to him, since Mr. liaxter started the pro- 
ject and by incessant work succeeded in bringing it to a reality. 

From his youth he had be(^n busy with liis pen, and in early man- 
hood was a contributor of both prose and verse to the magazines of 
the time, such as the II(ftnc Journal, Shillahcr's Carpel Bag, Godey's 
La(ly\s Book, and tlu* Portland Transcript. His poems, which often 
bortler on the mystical, are of real merit, and give an insight into the 
sentiment which formed a large part of his make-up. but which is 
not usually found in the shrewd man of business and of public affairs. 
His tastes in art as well as in literature were most catholic, and he 
was particularly fond of painting. He had even accjuired some facil- 
ity in oils, and in the last years of his life delighted to paint land- 
sea jd^'s and liistoric scenes for the edification of his grandchildren 
ancl great-grandcliildnMi. 

For his first field of historical labor Mr. Baxter turned his attention 
to the beginnings of Maine history. Finding that the material rela- 
tive to the period prior to the absorption of the territory by Massa- 
chusetts was very meagre, he conceived the idea of going to England 
and there in person consulting the ma.ss of early original documents 
for the facts. He established himself and his family in London, and 
for upwards of two years devoted his time to the study of the histori- 
cal documents in the British archives which had to do with the vari- 
ous grants to early proprietors, particularly to Gorges and his agent, 
Trelawny. Many of these he copied or had copied, and later caused 
them to be published in book form, that they might be preserved for 
the use of future generations. 

Mr. Baxter perfected himself in the French language, that he 
might read the "Jesuit Relations" in the original and make such 
extracts from them as pertained to the history of Maine. It is to his 
painstaking and laborious efforts in this direction that much of per- 
manent historical value has been rescued from obUvion and translated 
into English. It w^as his cherished plan for years to prepare a monu- 
mental history of Maine, both narrative and documentary. This he 
lived to carry out only in part. 



168 James Phinney Baxter [July 

He next turned his attention to the purely local history of Port- 
land, and collected much original material on that subject. Not only 
did he obtain information that had not been accessible to William 
Willis, the admirable historian of Portland, but it was his intention 
to carry the narrative forward from the year 1860, where the sup- 
plement to Willis's history left it. 

A complete list of the printed articles, addresses, pamphlets, and 
books which Dr. Baxter wrote, edited, or pubhshed is too long to 
reproduce here. He edited more than twenty volumes of the ''Docu- 
mentary History of Maine" alone. In collecting his materials he 
spared neither time, his own labor, nor money. In addition to con- 
stant personal research he employed, for years at a time, copyists 
to make transcripts from the original documents in the archives not 
only of Massachusetts but of England, France, and Spain. 

His most notable work, among several published in the Collections 
of the Maine Historical Society, is the ''Trelawny Papers.'' The 
'Tapers" refer to early settlements and affairs on the Maine coast. 
They were found in an English homestead many years ago, and after 
various vicissitudes came into the possession of the Maine Historical 
Society. With notes by Mr. Baxter, they are most valuable to the 
student of New England history. Other works are "George Cleve 
and his Times," "The British Invasion from the North," based upon 
the Journal of Lieut. William Digby, 1776-1777, and treating of the 
campaigns of Generals Carleton and Burgoyne, "Sir Ferdinando 
Gorges and his Province of Maine," "The Pioneers of New France 
in New England," and "The Voyages of Jacques Cartier." Mr. 
Baxter discovered in a European library, in manuscript form, the 
narrations of the several voyages of Cartier to the St. Lawrence. 
These narratives were written in 1534. Mr. Baxter caused each in- 
dividual page of the manuscript to be photographed and then trans- 
lated the same, and by his exhaustive study of the manuscript and of 
the times of Cartier produced a noteworthy volume, which takes 
its place among the standard works on early American history. 

A dozen years ago his collection of transcripts filled nearly forty 
large volumes, containing about twenty thousand pages of manu- 
script. Of these, seven volumes had up to that time been published 
in the Maine Historical Society's "Documentary History of Maine." 
He had the old court records of York, Me., which were fast becoming 
worn and dilapidated, copied and indexed. 

Among his pubhshed works of a different nature was his recent 
contribution to the Shakespeare-Bacon controversy, entitled "The 
Greatest of Literary Problems." He had spent much time and study 
on the question of the origin of the plays generally attributed to 
Shakespeare, and, if he did not always succeed in converting his 
readers to his theories, he certainly impressed them with his own pains- 
taking, tireless research. He believed that Bacon wrote the plays. 

From 1890 until his death he was president of the Maine Historical 
Society and sponsored its publications. Not the least of his work in 
promoting the study of Maine history was his encouragement of the 
annual excursions of that society to some point of historic interest. 
Mr. Baxter was always the central figure in these field days, which 



1921] James Phinney Baxter 169 

did much for the study of local history throughout the State and 
brought together from every quarter men and women who were 
interested in its past. He was also a member of the American An- 
tiquarian Society .(since 1887), serving as its secretary for foreign 
correspondence, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sci- 
ences, a corresponding member of The Colonial Society of Massa- 
chusetts (since 1899), of the Massachusetts Historical Society (since 
1907), of the Rhode Island Historical Society, and of the Old Colony 
Historical Society, and a member of the Fraternity, Saturday Even- 
ing, and Portland Clubs. Bowdoin College, of which he was an over- 
seer from 1894 on, recognized his scholarship and his contributions 
to the study of history by conferring on him the honorarv degree of 
Master of Arts in 1881 and that of Doctor of Letters in 1904. 

Mr. Baxter's pohtical affiUations were with the RepubUcan party, 
and he held a high place in the councils of that party in Maine. The 
character of his services to the city of Portland during the six terms 
(1893-1897, 1904-05) in which he served it as mayor deserves men- 
tion. His first election occurred at a time when the entire city gov- 
ernment was in the hands of the Democratic party and seemed likely 
to remain so for an indefinite period. The Republicans virtually 
hailed him as the only man who could be safely relied upon to lead 
the city out of its troubles and reestablish the Republican party in 
control. Mr. Baxter did not n^lish the idva of entering such a contest. 
He had repeatedly said that his own lirmly fixed ideas in relation to 
the duties of public servants were of such a nature that he was certain 
that he would prove unacceptable to the practical politicians who up 
to that time had been in complete control. He refused from the 
start to agree to subordinate his own ideas to those of others. But the 
leaders would not take *'No" for an answer, practically promised him 
a free rein, and gave him their assurance that the\' would allow him to 
administer the office as he pleased if he would only come to the rescue 
and lend the great weight of his name to the party ticket. That he 
was elected and reelected many times over bears witness to his 
qualifications for the office. 

His administrations were characterized particularly b}' a breadth 
of view which refused to recognize ward hmits. He insisted that the 
city of Portland be regarded as a unit, and that whatever was done 
in the way of municipal improvement be done for the development 
and good of the city as a whole. In keeping with this view his pro- 
jects were far-sighted and on a large scale, and so well thought out 
that they have become a permanent part of the city's plans. Two of 
his important achievements were the great West and North Side 
intercepting trunk sewer systems, which did much for the beautiful 
and prosperous Deering district of Portland. He also projected the 
Back Bay boulevard (which recently has been officially named the 
Baxter Boulevard) and park system on a broad and comprehensive 
plan, and persisted in its development in spite of the constant opposi- 
tion of poHticians who saw in its completion the thwarting of their 
private schemes for personal gain. The Grand Trunk elevators, 
while not primarily a municipal project, were of immense value to 
Portland. They were financed by a plan proposed by Mr. Baxter, 



170 James Phinney Baxter [July 

which he was able by his influential connections to carry through. 
His stand on the liquo^ question, which was much mooted during his 
administrations, was a strong and sincere one. Though a strictly 
temperate man himself, his inherent sense of justice enabled him to 
see that there is more than one side to prohibition, and to regard it 
from all angles. He attacked the agency system vigorously, and hved 
to see it abolished, as he thought it should be. Back of the regulation 
of the liquor traffic in Maine there was much hypocrisy and graft, 
and it was against these that his efforts were mainly directed. His 
inaugural addresses year after year bore the same message to the 
officials, that they should by their own fives and their every act show 
that they were favorable to the fiquor laws which they pretended to 
love, and to enforce which was their sworn duty. For many years 
he was a strong advocate of woman suffrage, and it was with much 
satisfaction that he witnessed its adoption and its practical and suc- 
cessful operation. 

Space will not permit a review in detail of the exhaustive and 
painstaking, study which Mr. Baxter made of the whole subject of 
municipal government, in order to fit himself to govern the city of 
Portland, which he loved so well and for the development of which 
he was able to accomplish so much. Suffice it to say, that there was 
no form of city government already in use and no plan for city admin- , 
istration proposed during his time with which he did not familiarize 
. himself. At one time he publicl}^ advocated the so-called commission 
form of government. He finally, however, returned to his original 
ideas on the subject, namely, that the city could best be served by 
a single board elected at large and with differing terms of service, 
thus operating the city council as the United States Senate is operated, 
with one-third of its members going out every two years, but the 
whole body being a continuing one. Naturally this plan called forth 
a storm of protest and opposition, as soon as it was mentioned, from 
the self-styled ' 'practical pofiticians," but Mr. Baxter often advo- 
cated it and never missed an opportunity to stimulate the interest of 
the public at large in the government of their city by a representative 
body on'broad lines, free from sectional and ward prejudices. 

The office of mayor in this country is often looked upon, by its 
holder, at least, as a stepping-stone to higher political preferment in 
the service of the State or Nation. This attitude naturally handi- 
caps the incumbent's actions and impairs his real usefulness to his 
community. Such was not the case with Mr. Baxter; for he had no 
political ambitions, and, devoting himself whole-heartedly to the 
service and well-being of the municipality, he was able to promote 
constructive measures of permanent value. 

Mr. Baxter's ability as a public speaker and a presiding officer was 
of a high order. His vast store of knowledge and the wide range of 
subjects in which he was interested, as well as his sense of values and 
relationships, were apparent at the meetings of the New England 
Historic Genealogical Society, when, as President, it was for many 
years his custom to conmient at length upon the paper presented by 
the principal speaker. His views and remarks on matters of current 
interest were always eagerly listened to by his colleagues in the 



1921] James Phinney Baxter 171 

FMCctin^s of the Council and the various committees on which he 
served. His opinions and criticisms (hninp; the early days of the 
late war were (^specially pertinent imd showed his familiarity with 
Jluropean and world atYairs, and subsecjucnt events have borne out 
his predictions. Extensive and intelligent travel in foreijqi countries 
and contact with many of their (listinp;uished men tended to p;ive 
him a broad, cosmopolitan outlook on life. 

He was fre(iuently invited to address meetinj^s of an historical or 
commemorative nature, and his papers read on such occasions were 
noted for their painstaking, scholarly character and the earnestness 
and sinipl(» di^qiity with which they were delivered. In height above 
the average, possessed of a strong, massive frame, his large head well 
planted on his scpiare shoulders, his figure was to the last an erect and 
commanding one. His voice, though gentle and low-pitched in con- 
versation, was capable of filling the largest auditorium. His last 
public appearance of importance was, most fittingly, at the opening 
of the Maine Centennial Celebration in June 1920, when he delivered 
an historical ad(lr(\^s in the First Parish Church in Portland, in the 
presence of a large* audience of the leading people of the city and 
State and of former sons and daughters of Maine, who had gathered 
from all cjuarters to take part in the celebration. 

It rarely happens that men who accjuire wealth and leisure at a 
comparatively early age make such good use of them as did Mr. 
Baxter. And to*be able to accjuire them so young and to employ them 
so continuously over so long a period as he did is given to very few 
indecMl. Hemarkabh^ as was his life for its length, it was quite as 
remarkable for its unity and consistent, sustained eflort. It was all 
of one piece* from first to last. Its activities and asj)irations toward 
its end were similar to those at its beginning. He was once heard to 
say that very early in his busin(*ss career he decidetl that money was 
useful largely for the leisure and opportunities it could give, ami that 
he very early resolved to devote only his morning hours to business, 
reserving the remainder of the day from noon on for study, intellectual 
pursuits, and the society of his family and friends. This habit of de- 
voting his afternoons and evenings largely to study, throughout a 
period much longer than the lengtli of the average life, enables one to 
understand, in part at least, how it was possible for him to accomplish 
so nmch. When askenl what he considered the greatest factor in mak- 
ing a success of one's life, he replied, "The abihty to control one's 
surroundings." It might almost be said that one half of his time was 
spent in acquiring power and the other half in using it for the benefit 
of his contemporaries ami of posterity. 

In spite of all his success, his accunuilations of wealth and property, 
of learning and culture, and the eminence he attained through pubUe 
preferment and academic distinctions, James Phinney Baxter was^ 
one of the simplest and most democratic of men. There was never 
the slightest pretence of the self-anointed autocrat or of the snob 
about him. He was equally at home with the learned and the great, 
with the unlettered and the humble. All respected him, and all felt 
at ease in his company. All were attracted to him and won to his 
friendship by his simplicity, his modesty, and his wilhngness to enter 



172 James Phinney Baxter [July 

into the point of view of ^,hose with whom he came in contact. His 
wide experience with Ufe, his knowledge of human nature, his sym- 
pathy, and his capacit}^ for understanding were all such that he 
quickly grasped the problems of others. 

Much has been said of Mr. Baxter's uniform kindness and courtesy 
and of his fondness for children and his gentle patience with them. 
It would be possible to cite many examples of his wilHngness to assist, 
at any expenditure of his own time, younger students, and he could 
be counted on by those with whom he was associated in any under- 
taking never to fail them. Nor did he ever display any of those 
qualities which sometimes lead older men to stand in the way of 
younger aspirants to position and power. He was ever ready to hold 
out a helping hand to all. He was a companionable, lovable man^ 
who loved his fellows. 

Many illustrations might be given of the unusual vitality which 
he maintained even in advanced age. Perhaps none is more striking 
or characteristic than the fact that, when he was over eighty-five 
years of age, he decided that he would rebuild his summer home on 
Mackworth Island, in Casco Bay, which he had built some thirty 
years before, and, in spite of the difficulties presented by the War, he 
tore the house down and built a new, thoroughly modern, tile and 
brick structure in its place, drawing the plans himself, without any 
assistance from architects, superintending the construction, and com- 
ing to Boston to select even the most minute interior fittings and 
furnishings. 

Mr. Baxter was a deeply religious man, and, in spite of wide reading 
on religious subjects and much thought and stud}^ of various rehgious 
creeds, he adhered firmly to the simple Christian faith that he had 
learned from his mother. 

Mr. Baxter married first, 18 September 1854, Sarah Kimball Lewis, 
who died 12 January 1872, daughter of Ansel and Jane M. (Camp- 
bell) Lewis of Portland; and secondly, 2 April 1873, Mehetable Cum- 
mings Proctor, who died 8 November 1914, daughter of Abel and 
Lydia P. (Emerson) Proctor of Peabody, Mass. By his first wife he 
had eight children, namelv, Florence Lewis, born 20 July 1855, died 
10 September 1857; Hartley Cone, A. B. (Bowdoin, 1878), born 
19 July 1857, who was with the Portland Packing Company from 
1878 to 1887 and has since 1887 been a manufacturer of canned goods 
at Brunswick, Me., under the firm name of H. C. Baxter & Brother; 
Clinton Lewis, A. B. (Bowdoin, 1881), born 29 June 1859, who is con- 
nected w^th the Portland Packing Company and is also a trustee of 
Bowdoin College; Eugene Raddin, of Portland, born 12 January 1862; 
Mabel, born 17 Mav 1865, died 22 October 1865; James Phinney, of 
Portland, B. A. (Wilhams, 1889), born 27 February 1867; Alba, born 
'9 May 1869, died 12 February 1873; Rupert Henry, of Bath, Me., 
A. B. (Bowdoin, 1894), born 26 July 1871, who has been a manufac- 
turer of canned goods at Brunswick, Me., since 1895, with the firm of 
H. C. Baxter & Brother, and who served as a member of the Maine 
Senate for the terms 1917-18 and 1919-20 and is a member of the 
same body for the present term, 1921-22. By his second wife he had 
three children, as follows: Emily Poole, born 15 July 1874, who 



1021] James Phinney Baxter 173 

resides at the family home in Portland; Percival Proctor, of Portland, 
A. B. (Bowdoin, 1898), LL. B. (Harvard, 1901), bom 22 November 
1870, who was a nieiiiher of the Maine House of Representatives 
for three terms, 1905-0, 1917-18, 1919-20, and of the Maine Senate 
for the terms 1909-10 and 1921-22, and, by virtue of his office of 
President of the Senate, became Governor of Maine on the death of 
Gov. Frederic Hale Parkhurst, 31 January 1921; and Madeleine 
Cumminps, born 20 January 1879, now the widow of Fenton Tom- 
linson. Twelve grandchildren, also, and several ^reat-jrrandchildren 
8Ui-vive him. His youngest son, Hon. Percival Proctor Baxter, suc- 
ceeds him in his Pilgrim Tercentenary membership in the New Eng- 
land Historic Genealogical Soci(?ty. Certainly not the least of Mr. 
Baxter's claims to distinction lies in the large and serviceable family 
which he reared to carry on the work that he began. 

Funeral s<'rvices wcM'e held at Mr. Baxter's residence, 01 Deering 
Street, Portland, on Tu(^sday afternoon, 10 May 1921, and were of a 
simple nature, as he would have wisluHJ. There was a large attend- 
ance, including man}' from outside the city, representing the Maine 
Legislature and other departments of the State ( lovernment, Bowdoin 
College, and various historical, literary, and other organizations with 
which Mr. Baxt(T had been associated. The New England Historic 
Genealogical Society was represented at the funeral by its Vice Presi- 
dent for Maine, its Treasurer, and its Librarian. The ofliciating 
clergyman was Kev. Henry S. Bradley, pastor of the State Street 
Congregational Church, and an appreciative eulog}' was pronounced 
by Kev. Raymond Calkins, D. D., formerly pastor of the State Street 
Church and now i)astor of the Shepard Slemorial Chiu'ch in Cam- 
bridge, Mass. Interment was in the family lot at Evergreen Ceme- 
tery, the six sons of the deceased acting as pallbearers. The flags on 
all the public buildings in Portland were placed at half-mast and the 
Portland Public Library was closed during the hoiu' of the funeral. 

In his will, which was iiletl for probate at Portland 27 June 1921, 
Mr. Baxter made provision for carrying out a project which for 
many years had been dear to his heart, and which he had on three 
notable occasions brought to the attention of the New l^ngland His- 
toric Genealogical Society. In an illustrated address, entitled "West- 
minster Abbey as an Inspiration to New England," which was de- 
livered at the stated meeting of the Society on 5 May 1915, he urged 
that New England should have such a ^'temple of honor" as West- 
minster Abbey, in which memorials of the Pilgrim and Puritan 
founders of this country and of their successors might be preserved. 
On 7 February 1917, at the annual meeting of the Society, he set 
forth this plan again in an adtlress which, in his absence, was read 
for him by the Recording Secretary;* and on 18 ^larch 1920, at the 
celebration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the incorporation of 
the Society, which was held in Ford Hall, Boston, he earnestly advo- 
cated the erection of a memorial building or * 'temple of honor," to 
commemorate the Founders of New England.! It was his desire 

•Cf. Register, vol. 71, p. xi. 

tMr. Baxter's address of 18 March 1920 is printed in full in Register, vol. 74. pp. 121-124. 
under the title "A New England Temple of Honor." 



174 James Phinney Baxter [July 

that such a structure ^'should be built of material from New England 
quarries, wrought by the hands of New England people, and adorned 
by the skill of New England artists; and that upon its walls should 
be pictorially recorded the chief events of New England history." 
In a public address at Portland, also, he presented the arguments 
for this ''New England Pantheon," and in the later years of his life 
he often referred in conversation to this cherished project. Accord- 
ing to his will three of his sons, as trustees, are directed to pay to 
the City of Boston, within ten years, the sum of $50,000, and this 
sum is to be held by the city in trust until it shall amount to $1,000,000, 
when the said city shall erect a suitable building ''in the City of 
Boston to commemorate the Lives and Deeds of the Founders of 
New England." In case the City of Boston fails to accept the trust 
within three years after the probate of the will, the same amount 
is to be paid to the City of Portland, to be held in trust by the said 
city until it shall amount to $1,000,000, and then to be used "either 
for the establishment, founding and maintenance of a Public, Hu- 
mane, Charitable, Educational or Benevolent Institution or Institu- 
tions, or Parks within the City of Portland, the same to be used solely 
for public purposes." 

In his will Mr. Baxter also bequeaths $5,000 for the erection of a 
fountain in some public place in Portland, to be named The Baxter 
Fountain, $5,000 to Bowdoin College, "the income to be expended 
for the purchasing of art objects, to be called the Baxter Collection 
in Memory of Henry Johnson," $1,000 to the Portland Society of 
Art, for the estabhshment of a fund to be called the Baxter Scholar- 
ship Fund, the income of which is to be awarded annually to the pupil 
in the Art School who shall excel in drawing, and $1,000 to the Baxter 
Memorial Library in Gorham, the income of which is to be used in 
maintaining the Baxter homestead. To the Portland Society of Art 
he leaves also his collection of Indian pottery, to Bowdoin College 
his collection of antique watches, to the Maine Historical Society 
his historical manuscripts and scrapbooks, and to the New England 
Historic Genealogical Society and other historical and literary so- 
cieties in which he was interested, to each a portrait of himself. It 
is provided in the will that none of the property or income shall ever 
go to any "Person, Corporation or Institution who or which in any 
way shall practice or permit Vivisection or Experimentation upon 
either living animals or persons." 

If the study of the lives of successful men may be pursued with 
profit by those who are on the threshold of their own careers, cer- 
tainly the contemplation of such a life as Mr. Baxter's cannot be 
otherwise than an inspiration not only to the youth of the com- 
munity in which he lived but to all who may become famihar^with it. 
The qualities which differentiated him from mediocrity are not, as 
is the case with those of genius, unattainable by the average man. 
A determination to get on in the world, tireless industry, patient, 
persistent, studious application to the matter in hand, sterling in- 
tegrity, humility, high-mindedness, and a strong desire to benefit 
one's fellows may be acquired, to a greater or less degree, by all. 
In its beginnings, its aspirations, and its achievements, as well as in 



1921] Descendants of Edward Woosier ' 175 

its simplicity, the life portrayed in this memoir is typical of the lives 
of the best of those successful men which the opportunities offered in 
this country during the first half of the last century produced. 



EDWARD WOOSTER OF DERBY, CONN., 
AND SOME OF HIS DESCENDANTS 

By Donald Lines Jacobus, M.A., of Mount Carmel, Conn.* 

An account of Edward Wooster of Derby, Conn., with a frag- 
mentary record of his family, appears in the ''History of Derby,'' 
by Samuel Orcutt, published at Springfield, Mass., in 1880, pages 
780-784. The "Genealogy of the Woosters in America," by David 
Wooster, M. D., San Francisco, Cab, 1885, although it presents 
valuable biographical material relative to certain members of the 
family, is genealogically very incomplete and inaccurate. An 
article entitled ''The Wooster Family," by Holdridge Ozro CoUins 
of Los Angeles, Cal., which appearecl in the New York Genealogical 
and Biographical Record, vol. 30, pages 242-247, and vol. 31, pages 
39-47, perpetuates all the errors made by Orcutt and, with the excep- 
tion of the descendants of Walter Wooster (vide injra, 10, vii), adds 
little to the previous accounts. "Seymour Past and Present," by 
Messrs. Campbell, Sharpe, and Bassett, Seymour, Conn., 1902, 
pages 599-605, follows Orcutt's account for the earlier generations, 
but adds considerable material relative to Seymour branches of the 
family. An article entitled "The British House of Worcester in Amer- 
ica," by Mary S. Austin, published in The Connecticut MagazinCy 
vol. 12, pages 81 et scq., 337 et seq., gives a romantically colored 
account of Edward Wooster and early days in Derby, based on 
printed sources. Two pages (243, 244), containing no additional 
material, are devoted to this family in the "Descendants of Rev. 
William Worcester," by Sarah Alice Worcester, Boston, 1914. 

Although the prominence of this family has caused so much to 
be written concerning it, it is apparent that, aside from the exceptions 
noted above, very little independent research has been made since 
Orcutt published his "History of Derby." The errors made by 
Orcutt have been followed by his successors. No one of these pub- 
lications presents the material that is to be found in the church and 
land records of Derby, and their accounts of the branches of the 
family which did not reside at Derbj^ are confused and conflicting. 
It is the purpose of the compiler of the following account to correct 
the inaccuracies of these publications and to set forth the lines 
omitted therein. 

1. Edward^ Wooster, w^hose origin is unknown,! was of Derby, 

*The compiler acknowledges his indebtedness to George Clarke Bryant, B.A., LL.B., of An- 
sonia, Conn., for much valuable information relating to the Wooster family. 

tit has been suggested in all seriousness that he sprang from the marquises of Worcester. The 
surname of this English house, which was of Plantagenet descent in the male (illegitimate) line, 
was Somerset; and, in accord with English custom, only the illegitimate offspring would assume 



176 Descendants of Edward Wooster [July 

Conn.,* and died thero 8 July 1689. He married first ;t 

and secondly Tabitha Tomlinson, daughter of Henry and Alice of 
Stratford. She married secondly, about 1690, as his second wife, 
Dr. John Hull of Derby, and died in 1691. 

In 1651 Edward Wooster obtained permission from the town of 
Milford to settle in the northern part of the township, then known 
as Paugasset. Within the next 3^ear or two he and his brother-in- 
law, Thomas Langdon,t built houses at Paugasset, thus founding 
what became in 1675 the town of Derby. The growing village at 
Paugasset was not viewed with favor by the authorities at Milford 
and New Haven, and occasional lawlessness on the part of some of 
the villagers intensified their disapproval. In this situation Edward 
Wooster conducted himself with prudence, for in 1669 the General 
Court appointed him constable of Paugasset. His social position 
is indicated by the fact that at least one record refers to him as 
''goodman." 

Children by first wife: 

i. Elizabeth,' m. at Stratford 16 Nov. 1671 Col. Ebenezer* John- 
son, who d. at Derby 18 Sept. 1726, aged 81, s. of Peter of Fair- 

fidd. He m. (2) at Derby, 23 Nov. 1676, Hannah ,§ by 

whom he had eight children. Only child: 1. Elizabeth,^ b. 20 Dec. 
1672; d. in 1757; m. i;i 1692 Jeremiah^ Johnson, b. at New Haven 
25 Apr. 1664, d. at Derby 11 Dec. 1726, s. of Jeremiah' (Thomas^) 
and Sarah (Hotchkiss). 

ii. Mary, b. 2 Nov. 1654; d. young. 

2. iii. Thomas, b. about 1656. 

iv. Edward, bapt. at Milford 12 June 1670; d. young. 

3. V. David, bapt. at Milford 12 June 1670. 

Children by second wife: || 

vi. Henry, b. 18 Aug. 1666 and bapt., with Ruth, at Milford 4 July 
1669; d. s.p., in her Majesty's service in the expedition to Canada, 
prior to an agreement of his heirs dated 9 Feb. 1709/10. 

vii. Ruth, b. 8 Apr. 1668 and bapt., with Henry, at Milford 4 July 
1669; m. in 1687 Samuel' Bowers, bapt. at New Haven 5 Nov. 

the title as a surname. The suRgestion has also been made, but without proof, that he was related 
to Rev. William Worcester of Salisbury, Mass. 

•All places mentioned in this article are situated within the present limits of the State of Con- 
necticut, unless another State or region is indicated in the text or may be easily inferred from the 
context. 

tOrcutt's suggestion that she was related to Francis French of Derby has been amplified in 
subsequent accounts, some of which state that she was Elizabeth French. It is more likely that 
she was sister of Thomas Langdon, for whom Edward's eldest son may have been named. 

JThomas Langdon spoke of "his brother Woster" (New Haven Historical Society's Ancient 
Record Series, vol. 1, p. 173). 

§The marriage record entirely omits the name of the bride. Her first name appears in subse- 
quent records. Her surname has been given positively as Tomlinson (Seymour Past and Present, 
p, 489), an error which probably originated with Orcutt (History of Derby, p. 738). Inconclusive 
evidence indicates that she was daughter of Richard Holbrook of Milford. 

llOrcutt's History of Derby, followed by all subsequent accounts, states that Edward's second 
marriage occurred in 1669. The marriage has not been found on record in Derby, Milford, or 
Stratford. It would seem that Orcutt accepted the date of Tabitha Wooster's admission to the 
church as the date of her marriage. "Tabitha wife of Edward Wooster was added to the church" 
in Milford on 27 June 1669; and, since Henry and Ruth were baptized one week later as children 
of Sister Wooster, they were presumably her own children. "Edward Worcester" did not join the 
church until 27 Dec. 1669; and, since Edward and David were baptized thereafter as children of 
Brother Edward Worcester, they were presumably his children by his former wife. Since the eld- 
est son, Thomas, married a sister of his stepmother's, he and his two elder sisters were certainly 
children of the first wife. Heretofore Timothy has always been given as the eldest child of the 
second wife, and Abraham has always been erroneoiisly assigned to the first wife. Further evi- 
dence favoring the division made above is found in the name Henry, which was also the name of 
Tabitha's father. 



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19211 Descendanta of Edward Wooattr 177 

1065, (1. at Dcrhv in 1744, s. of Rev. John' (George') and Rridgct 
('riioinpsonj. He m. (2) 4 Nov. 1091 Lydia French, bv whom 
he had six children. Child:* 1. John, who in 1714 had a wife 
('h.'irity, rcrently nnirricd (New Haven County Court Records). 

Timothy, h. 12 Nov. ir,7() :ind hapt. at Milford hS Dec. 1070. 

A!ut.\M.\M, l»!ii)t. at Milford H) M;ir. lt)72/3. 

Hannah, bapt. at Miihjrd 31 Oct. 1075; m. 20 Aug. lO'JO William* 
Wa.shhuun, b. at Stratford 10 Mar. 1068/9, d. at Derby IS Jan. 
1741, H. of Ho|)e' (William') and Mary (Stiles). Seven children. 

Sylvk.stf:u. 

Tahitha, m. (1) at Stratford, 15 Oct. 1705, John Walker; m. (2) 
at Stratford, 11 0<t. 1720, Jo.sei'h Hiiidslv. 

Jonas. 

EuE.NEZER, bapt. at Milford 5 Aug. 1088. 

2. LiiJ'T. Thomas- Woostku (Edimrd^), of Derby, horn jihoiit 
lt).j(i, died U Jan. 1712 13. He married Pukhk Tomlin.son, 
born fit Stratford 14 Aiif^. 1G56, died in Mar. 1739/40, daughter 
of Henry and Alice and sister of his stepmother. 

In Oct. 17()(). hein^ then a MTpivint, he was coniniis^sioned 
lieutenant of the trainband in Derby. 
Children: 

i. I'MKHE,*t b. ONIar. 1678/9: d. after Feb. 1762; m. John' Leaven- 
woHTic of Newtown, 8. o! Thomas' and Grace. For their children 
soo Rk(}I.stkk, vol. 72, p. 7H. 

ii. Alick, b. (i Si'pt. ir>,SO; «1. in S<'pt. 1682. 

iii. Zkkviah, b. 1«) Aun. UW2; d. 20 Fi-b. 1697/8. t 

iv. Elizaukth, b. 1 Si'pt. UJS5; m. 27 Mar. 1712 John' Tomlinson, 
b. 19 S<^pt. ir>SO, d. IS Nov. 1750, s. of William.* He m. (2) 
Hannah (MiTwin) ("^ollin.H, widow of John CoUin.s, who m. (3) 
S;uinu'l Snnford. Hy Iut John Tomlin.Hon had two sons. Chil- 
dren : 1. /Vir/x-, b. 27 Jan. 1712, 13; d. younR. 2. Bathsheba, b. 
21 l>ec. 1714; d. young. 3. Joseph, b. 27 Dec. 1716; m. (1) 24 
Mav 17 13 Sarah lieors, who d. 22 Feb. 1770, aged 50; m. (2) 14 Oct. 
177i) Klizabcth .Clark) Hull, b. 24 S««|H. 1732, d. 11 Feb. 1826, 
d;vu. of Willi;un and Hannah (IVrk) ( !;irk and widow of Joseph 
Hull. Sho ni. 1,3) 13 Fob. 1793 Joseph (.>jiborn and (4) James 
Masters. 4. Eluabcth, b. 29 Dec. 1720; d. 7 Feb. 1789; m. 14 
May 1739 Jascph rwitchell. 5. Abigail, b. 18 June 17*23; m. Elias 
Davis. 0. John, b. 23 Sept, 1725; d. 18 Nov. 1S17; m. 28 Apr. 
17 IS Debonili Bassett. 

V. .\lick,§ b. about 1087; d. «.p. 8 Aug. 1774; ra. S.vmuel Wooster 
(0, iv). 
9. vi. Tiu)M.\s, b. 18 Feb. 1691/2. 

vii. Thankful, b. 7 Nov. U>95; d. 18 Nov. 170<). 

viii. Zerviaii.II b. a)>out l(>99;d. 15 Nov. 1753; m. 4 Apr. 1723 Jonathan* 
Miles, b. about 1700, d. 21 Fel). 17S4, s. of Thoophilus' (^Samuel,' 
Ruhard') and Bothia (? Pettit). Children: 1. Bethia, b. 1 Feb. 
1723/4; d. young. 2. Thcophiliis, b. 12 Fob. 1729/30; d. young. 
3. Phehe, b. 3 Sept. 1732; m. Abraham Bassett of Oxford. 4. 

•This child b omitted in Orcutt'a Hiatoo* of Derby, p. 703. Probate records prove that he 
was son of Samuel Bowen*. and a consideration of the dates snows that it is almost impossible 
for him to have been a chiKl by the second wife. Tht New York Gcnailoffieal and Biographical 
Record, vol. 31. p. 42, followed therein by Seymour Past and Present, p. 603. gives Ruth a ficti- 
tious child. Sarah Rowers, who (it is alleRod) married Timothy Wooster (10), q.t. 

tOrcutt's History of Derby calls thb child Phebe Leavenworth, and states that she died 26 
Mar. lC)9(y. No such entry hiis been found in the Derby records. 

JOrcutt's History of Derby erroneously states that she died 19 Aug. 16S2. 

§Omitted in History of Derby and subse^^uent accounts. Her marriage is proved by Derby 
Deeds, vol. 4, p. 350. Her estate was distributed to her brother Thomas Wooster, to the heirs 
of her eldest sister, Phebe Leavensworth, to the heirs of her second sister, Elisabeth Tomlinson, 
and to the heirs of her third sister, Zeruiah Miles. 

lUmitted in History of Derby and subsequent accounts. 



178 Descendants of Edward Wooster [July 

Hannah, bapt, at Christ Church, Stratford, 27 Jan. 1735; d. young. 
5. Theophilus, bapt. at Christ Church, Stratford, in 1740; d. 11 
Dec. 1822; m. (1) Mary Meeker of Bethlehem, who d. 19 Oct. 
1795, aged 44; m. (2) at East Haven, 29 Sept. 1802, Lucinda 
(Street) (Hickox) Alhng, b. 17 July 1763, d. 7 Oct. 1843, dau. 
of Rev. Nicholas and Desire (Thompson) Street and widow of 
Darius Hickox and Titus Ailing. 6. Bethia, bapt. at St. James's 
Church, Derby, 15 Aug. 1742; d. 20 Apr. 1821; m. 6 Sept. 1761 
Samuel Tuttle of East Haven. 7. Zerviah, d. s.p. at North Haven 
in 1826; m. 30 May 1764 Stephen Mix. 8. Jonathan, b. about 
1746; d. about 1830; m. 17 Feb. 1768 Lucy Smith of Glastonbury. 

3. David^ Wooster {Edward^), of Derby, baptized at Milford 12 
June 1670, died 29 Mar. 1711. He married Mary Lobdell, 
who died before 1723, daughter of Simon and Persis (? Pierce) 
of Milford, as is proved by New Haven Probate Records, 
vol. 4, p. 482. 
Children : 

i. Jerusha,3 b. about 1702; d. s.p. about 1785; m. Thomas McDow- 
LAND. Administration on her estate was granted, 16 Jan. 1786, 

to Simeon Bristol, in right of his wife, ''who was Brooks 

niece to the deceased" (New Haven Probate Records, vol. 15, 
p. 14). She was married subsequently to May 1744, having 
been temporarily non compos mentis not long before that date. 

ii. Persis, b. 30 May 1704; m. 2 Apr. 1724 Ephraim Gillet, b. about 
1698, d. in 1748, s. of Ehphal and Mary (^Wheeler) of Milford. 
Children:* 1. Ephraim, b. 8 Jan. 1724/5. 2. David (twin), b. 
21 Mar. 1726/7. 3. Wooster (twin), b. 21 Mar. 1726/7. 4. Free- 
love, b. 10 Aug. 1729; m. 6 July 1748 Eden Sperry of New Haven. 
5. Mary, b. 11 Mar. 1731/2; d. at Waterbury 30 Apr. 1769; m. 
Nathaniel Silkrigg. 6. Jeremiah, b. 18 Dec. 1734; d. in 1804; 

m. (1) ; m. (2) Hannah , who was probably dau. 

of Abel and Hannah (Harger) Gunn, and widow of Edward 
Smith and Dan Davis. 7. Jonathan, b. 17 Feb. 1737/8; d. about 
1763. 8. Shadrack, bapt. at St. James's Church, Derby, 27 July 
1740; d. 7 Sept. 1771; m. Mercy Coshier, dau. of Thomas, who 
m. (2) Henry Wooster (25), q.v. 9. Joseph (twin), b. 7 Aug. 
1744. 10. Benjamin (twin), of New Haven, b. 7 Aug. 1744; m. 
5 July 1770 Margaret Munson, b. 10 Mar. 1749/50, d. 11 Mar. 
1825. 

iii, Tamar, b. 16 June 1707; d. at Cheshire 7 Oct. 1775; m. 3 July 
1734 Capt. Enos3 Brooks, b. 15 Feb. 1707/8, d. 22 Sept. 1771, 
s. of Thomas^ (Henry^ and Martha (Hotchkiss) of Cheshire. 
Children: 1. Enos, b. 11 Apr. 1735; d. before 1795; m. 3 Apr. 
1755 Lois WiUiams, b. at Waterbury 20 Feb. 1731/2, d. about 
1811, dau. of James and Sarah (Judd); eight children. 2. Mary, 
b. 1 Dec. 1736; d. at Hamden 29 Mar. 1817; m. Simeon Bristol, 
J. P., b. 18 May 1739, d. 23 Oct. 1805; six children. 3. Mehitabel, 
b. 17 Dec. 1740; d. at New Haven 3 Nov. 1816; m. 24 Mar. 
• 1768 John Miles, b. 24 Nov. 1739, d. 14 Nov. 1817; three children. 
4. David, B. A. (Yale, 1768), M. A. (ib., 1771), f b. 14 Aug. 1744; 
d. 22 Dec. 1801; m. 20 Jan. 1773 Ehzabeth Doolittle, b. 26 
May 1749, d. 15 Aug. 1831, dau. of Daniel and Ehzabeth (Day- 
ton); ten children, one of whom was Maj. Gen. Micah Brooks 
of the War of 1812. 5. Tamar, b. 18 Apr. 1746; lived with her 
sister Mehitabel; d. unm. at New Haven 13 Oct. 1801. 

*The first five and last two children are recorded at Derby, the sixth and seventh at Milford. 
The History of Derby and subsequent publications erroneously combine the twins David and 
Wooster into a single child, David Wooster. Derby records contain a second, and palpably in- 
correct, entry of the birth of the fifth child, Mary, on 10 Mar. 1726/7. 

tHe was licensed to preach in 1770, but was never ordained. He served in the Revolution, 
represented Wallingford in the Connecticut Assepibly in Oct. 1777 and May 1780, and was a dele- 
gate to the Connecticut Convention in 1788 for ratifying the Federal Constitution. 



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4. Timothy^ Wooster (Edward^), of Derby, was born 12 Nov. 
1670 and was baptized at Milford 18 Dec. 1670. He married, 
23 May 1699, Anna Perry, born at Stratford 22 Jan. 1679/80, 
daughter of Arthur and Anna (Judson). 
Children : 

Timothy,' b. 29 Dec. 1G99. 

Tabitha, b. 3 May 1701. No subsequent record positively relatinj; 
to her has been found, but an exhaustive study of all the Derby 
famihes leads to the belief that she was the Tabitha who m. (1) 
Anthony Wisebuhy and m. (2) Bartholomew. 

Edward, b. 17 Sept. 1702. 

Ann, b. 17 Jan. 1704/5; d. before 1748; m. (1) 6 Jan. 1725/6 Daniel* 
Hawkins, b. 9 [ohliterated] 1705, d. before 1732, s. of Joseph' 
(Joseph,^ Robert') and Elizabeth (Gunn); m. (2) Roger* Per- 
kins, b. at New Haven 25 Mar. 1704, d. at Derby in 1751, s. of 
John^ (John,' Edward') and Sarah (Warner). He m. (2) Mary 
, who d. at Oxford 2 July 17S9. Child by first husband: 

1. Daniel, b. 3 Apr. 1727; m. at Watcrbury, 9 Oct. 1748, Eliza- 
beth Hale, dau. of Samuel and Judith (Hodge); eight children, 
including Sarah, b. 4 Sept. 1753, m. 11 May 1780 Daniel Wooster 
(9, v). Children by second husband:* 2. Ithiel, b. 10 Jan. 1733/4; 
d. at Fair Haven, Vt., in Feb. 182G; m 20 Oct. 1767 Esther 
(Chatfield) Fox, b. 21 Aug. 1734, dau. of John and Elizabeth 
(Johnson) Chatfield and widow of Henjaniin Fox; four children. 
3. Mary, 4. Anna, bapt. 9 July 173S (Congregational Church 
records); d. in 1753. 5. Damaris. 6. Arin. 

12. V. Samuel, b. 17 Apr. 1706. 

vi. Damaris, b. 20 Feb. 1707/8; m. (1) 13 Dec. 1727 Eleazer* Haw- 
kins, b. 27 Nov. 1706, d. in 1734, s. of Joseph' (Joseph,^ Robert') 
and Elizabeth (Gunn); ni. (2) before 1743, as his second wife, 
Noah Durand, b. 27 Aug. 1707, s. of John and Elizabeth (Bryan). 
Children by first husband: 1. Lois, b. 5 July 1728; d. 29 Aug. 
1822; m. 21 Jan. 1746/7 Thomas Wooster (21). 2. Robert, of 
New Milford, b. 15 Oct. 1729; m. (1) Rebecca^ Bowers, b. 8 July 
1729, d. 25 Aug. 1756, dau. of Samuel* (Samuel, ' John,' George') 
and Sarah (Carrington) ; m. (2) 3 Jan. 1758 Rachel Baldwin. 
3. Lieut. Samuel, of Oxford, m. 16 Mar. 1758 Sarah* Smith, b. 
1 July 1738, dau. of Jonah' (Andrew,' Nicholas') and Grace 
(Riggs). 4. Zadoc, of Oxford, m. 4 Aug. 1754 Lydia^ W^ilmot, 
b. 23 July 1734, dau. of William* (Thomas,' William,' Benjamin') 
and Lydia (Perkins). Children by second husband: 5. Noah, 
m. 12 Aug. 1772 Ruth Foote. 6. Abigail. 7. Mercy, h. 8 May 
1748; m. 13 Dec. 1772 Ezra Foote. 

vii. Henry, b. 19 Feb. 1709/10. His son, Henry, was Hving in 1810t. 

viii. Arthur, b. 26 Mar. 1713; d. at Oxford 6 Aug. 1796; m. Sarah 
Baldwin, who d. 12 July 1796, dau. of Nathan and Elizabeth. 
He was appointed ensign of Capt. Elihu Hall's company in the 
expedition against Canada, in June 1746. Cliildren: 1. A son,* 
bapt. at St. James's Church, Derby, 13 Oct. 1754: d. young. 

2. A^aY/iaM, t bapt. at St. James's Church, Derby, 18 Aug. 1760; 
d. s.p. at OxJford 22 Dec. 1808, aged 48 (gravestone); m. 

•Roger Perkins had two children by his second wife, Mary, viz., Sarah (born in 1748) and Eunice 
(born in 1749). The diary of a grandson of Roger is said to contain the statement that Roger's 
first wife was Ann, daughter of Ithiel Russell. This is disproved by several records, including a 
deed from Timothy Wooster to his son-in-law Roger Perkins (Derby Deeds, vol. 5, p. 510). 

tNathan Wooster's estate (excepting dower) was distributed in 1810 to his surviving first cous- 
ins on both sides. Those mentioned on his father's side were: (1) Walter, son of Timothy Wooster; 
(2) Aner and Naomi, daughters of Eleazer Wooster; (3) Joseph, Anna, and Sarah, children of 
Samuel Wooster; (4) Henry, son of Henry Wooster; (5) Robert and Lois, children of Damaris 
Durand by her first marriage, she being then Damaris Hawkins, and Abigail, Mercy, and Noah, 
children of Damaris Durand by her second marriage; (6) children (unnamed) of Anne Perkins. 
(New Haven Probate Records, vol. 27, p. 167.) 

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180 Descevdants of Edward Wooster [July 

Ruth , who d. about 1821.* 

ix. Eleazer, b. 16 Oct. 1715; d. at Bethlehem 12 Sept. 1807, aged 

94 [sic]; ra. Deborah . He and his wife Deborah were 

dismissed from the church in Oxford to the church in Goshen in 
1770. Children, recorded at Oxford: 1. Lurana,^ bapt. 24 [obliter' 
ated] 1747. 2. Naomi, bapt. 28 May 1749. 

X. Peter, of Oxford, d. about 1760; m. 14 June 1754 Martha Smith, 
who d. 1 Feb. 1804, having m. (2) 3 Sept. 1767 Ezekiel Perry. 
Peter Wooster served in the French and Indian War, being 
corporal of the Seventh Company, Fourth Connecticut Regiment, 
from 12 Sept. to 19 Oct. 1755, sergeant of the same company 
from 19 Oct. 1755, and ensign of the Fourth Company, Second 
Regiment, in 1758. He was wounded, scalped, and left for dead 
on 8 Aug. 1758. t He was second lieutenant of the Eleventh 
Company, Second Regiment, in 1759, and first lieutenant of the 
First Company, Third Regiment, in 1760. In his will, dated 
6 July 1759 and proved in Jan. 1761, he names his wife Martha 
and his brothers Arthur and Eleazer. In 1767 Ezekiel Perry 
was ai:)pointod guardian to Peter Wooster's dau. Martha. Child: 
1. Martha,* b. about 1760 and bapt. at Oxford 11 Dec. 1761; m. 
Abel Clark. On 11 Apr. 1780 Abel Clark and wife Martha, late 
of Stratford, now resident in Derby, conveyed land in Oxford in- 
herited from their father, Peter Wooster, deceased (Derby Deeds, 
vol. 11, p. 235). 

5. Capt. Abraham^ Wooster (Edward^), of Stratford, baptized 
at Milford IG Mar. 1072/3, died 1 Sept. 174[3I, aged 70 
(gravestone in Episcopal churchyard, Stratford). He married, 
22 Nov. 1699, Mary Walker. 

In May 1717 he was appointed ensiiz;n and in May 1728 
captain of the trainband in the parish of Ripton in Stratford. 
In his will, dated 31 Aug. 1739 and proved 29 Sept. 1743, he 
named his wife Mary, his sons Joseph and David, and his 
daughters Sarah Ileminway, Mary Harrison, Hannah Wooster, 
and Ann Wooster. 

Orcutt's "History of Derby" (p. 782) states that Al)raham 
Wooster resided at Stratford until about 1719, that he was 
living at Derby as early as 1722, and that he was still resident 
in Derby in July 1743, when he conveyed land to Abraham 
Wooster, Jr. A careful consideration of all the facts makes 
it certain that the deed of July 1743 was drawn by Abraham' 
(16), ^.i'., to the latter's nephew Abraham^ (24), and the 
evidence is adequate to prove that Capt. Abraham Wooster, 
from the time of his marriage until his death, resided continu- 
ously at Stratford. As a result of Orcutt's mistake the sub- 
sequent biographies of Gen. David Wooster, son of Capt. 
Abraham, erroneously state that David spent his boyhood 
in Derby, and Dexter 's "Yale Biographies" calls David son 
of Abraham of Derby. 

Children,^ born at Stratford: 

*Vide infra, 18, iii. footnote. 

fHe was granted £40 by the Connecticut Assembly as recompense for injuries received at the 
battle of Wood Creek, when six musket balls were shot through him, and, in addition to receiving 
nine blows on the head with a hatchet, he was scalped and stripped. 

JOrcutt's History of Derby, p. 782, gives the date of Abraham Wooster's marriage as 1697 
instead of 1699, and inserts a fictitious Abraham (whom it identifies with No. 16 of this article) 
as the eldest child. The correct date of marriage (1699) is given in Cothren's History of Wood- 
bury, vol. 3, p. 688, and the compiler of this article has personally verified it by reference to the 



1921] DescendarUa of Edward Wooster * 181 

i. Rrmi,> h. 20 Si-pt. 17(K); d. yoiinR. 

13. ii. JoMKiMi, b. Hi Jun. 1702 :{. 

iii. Saham, b. 2 Apr. 170') ; d. «.p.; m. (1) 16 .\ug. 1726 Sruot. 

CnAULEH* Joii.SHON of I>rby, b. 29 Dec. 16U6. d. 3U Oct. 1738, n. of 

ElK-ncrcr* (PeUjr') and Hannah; m. (2), tm nis second wife, Ilr.v. 

Jacob* Heminowat of Krmt Haven, b. 6 Dec. 1683, d. 7 Oct. 

17r>1, ». of Samu«*P (IL'ilnh') and Sarah (CoojK'r). 
iv. Mauy, b. 3 Apr. 1707; d. 4 Fi-b. 1791; m. 1 Jan. 1728/9 David 

HAIIUI.SON of Northf.)rd, b. 7 Fob. 1702/3, d. 21 Mar. 1767. 

Four children, for whom see Heuihter, vol. 70, p. 72. 
V. Hanvah, b. 23 IVb. 170S 9. 

14. vi. David, b. 2 .Mar. 1710 11. 

vii. A.NN, m. CoKi'L. Thomah* UoniNftoN of ICa.st Haven, b. 7 Apr. 
1723, <1. in th«« military H«-rviiv 10 Oct. 17(i(), a. of Thomaa' (Jarnb') 
and Hannah (Hnwo). Children:* 1. Abraham, b. 19 June MhX. 
2. Ilnnwih, b. IS S^-pt. 175:j. 3. David, b. 2.3 May 17' ' ^ablv 

bur. 2^i Drc. 177r), agrci 21 (Trinity Church Keni.««tcr, .'> ven). 

6. Sylvkhtkk* Woo.stkk {Edward^), of Derby, die<l IG Nov. 1712. 

He married Susanna , who rnarrieil secondly, 30 Nov. 

171.3, Samuel \Vji.s!il)um,t lx>rn at Stratford 5 Mar. ir)70/l, 
(lied at Derhy in 1724, son of Hope and Mary (Stiles), and 
tlnrdly, in 1721, Northrop. 

The probate record.s give the names and a^es of Sylvi^ter's 
children, early in 1711, as Mooes, 13, Tabitlia, 11, Sam", 8, 
Nath", 5. Sylvester, 2. and SuBanna, 7 month.*?. In Feb. 
1721 tlie widow wjis calle<i Susanna Wcxjster alias Washlx^rne, 
in Dee. 1724 Susiinna Northrop, lately Washbonic. 

Children: 

\!i. i. MoHK.'*,' b. about 1701. 
H). ii. .Xhhamam.J b. aUnit 1702. 

iii. Tahitma, b. alMnit 17(^4; m. '20 Jan. 1723 '4 .Xnn.* Hni.nROOK of 

S)uthbur>', .s. of .Mm'P (Rirhani*) and Hannah (.Merwin). 
iv. Samuel, b. about 17t)»>: d. before 174S; m. (1) 22 May 1725 Hannah 
J»)iiN.HON,5 b. at Stratford 3 .\pr. lOW, tlau. of CieorRe and 
Hannah (I'Kjnnan); in. (2) .Vlu'k. \V«h»stkii (2, vV Child by 
first wife: 1. ^^J^«lA,* b. 2S Nov. 172.'i; in. John* C! b. 5 

June 1724, d. 4 Oct. 1759, 8. of John' (John,* George i.liza- 

l>eth (John.son); five children. 
17. V. Nai I . b. about 1709. 

vi. 8yi.. b. alxmi 1711; m. 20 Feb. 1737/8 Merct^ Hink, dau. 

oriRinal record. Thr .- Gonealocy. p. 27. erroD«<ou»ly ttaUv that the eldeat sod was Abraham, 

born in 169S. and that iho lattor was father of Ldward. bom in 1734 (whom it ideoufiea with 
No. 1 1. iii. of thui arnrlc>. 

'Dtxiil'N Mutt lliivrn Rof(ist«r. p. 145. erroiMoualy oaQs Um mother of Corpl. Thomas Robinaon 
Anna ll.'irn.'Hm. itt.atfw ihtxt he m.-vrrir ) \nnn Wooster. aad awip^i to him etsht children who were 
actu.illy tho rhildrrn of his ujjrir i 

tSu5Atui» Usui two chiKirrn ; . ^ urn. ris.. Mary and Samuel. The latter wae 

born 4 .M!\y 1717. married 19 .May 1741 Sarah Beech, and died in the military senriee 34 Oet. 
1760. 

XU'xB naiuo \s omitted in the alx>ve-mentioned probate list, presumably through an oversight. 
His parcnta^je. thoush not ronclusively proved, is indicated by several deeds. On 16 Mar. 1731 
Moeee, Abraham, ami Nathaniel Woo«ter of Derby conveyed undivided land, of which Moeee 
owned a two-seventh share. Abraham a one-aeventh share, and Nathaniel a one-seventh share 
(Derby Deeds, vol. 4. p. 3»>). On 16 July 1743 Abraham Wooeter Snr of Derby conveyed to .Abra- 
ham Wooster Junr of 9<l Derby now Resident in Stratford land at Quaker Farms (Oxford) "laid 
out on y« Li.-^t of Silvester Wi>ot»tor I^te of sd Derby Deceast" (Derby Deeds, vol. 5. p. 52). On 
18 Jan. 1748 .Vbrahjim Wo*^ter of Wftterbur>' conveyed land at Quaker Farms "Laid out in >-e 
Rijiht of Silvester Wooster Deceased and was SamU Wooeters Deoeeeed hie peirt of sd Land and 
bou«ht by me of eA Wooster" (Derby Deeds, vol. 5. p. 422). 

(Her brother. John Johnson, dying without i^ue. his estate was distributed in 1767 to his 
brothers and sisters or their heirs, including Sarah Chatfield. daughter of bis sister Hannah Wooeter 
(Fairfield Probate Records, vol. IS. p. 45). 



182 * Descendants of Edward Wooster , [July 

of Stephen' (Stephen,^ Thomas^) and Mercy (Wheeler). Children 
(record incomplete): 1. Hannah,* b. 10 May 1739. 2. Lois, b. 
17 Feb. 1740/1. 3. Mercy, b. 28 Mar. 1745. 4. Ruth, b. 15 Aug. 
1749; d. s.p. 5. Anna, bapt. at St. James's Church, Derby, 26 
May 1754; m. at Southbury, 7 Sept. 1773, Joseph Holbrook. 
6. Ruth, bapt. at St. James's Church, Derby, 11 Feb. 1759. 
vii. Susanna (posthumous), b. 23 July 1713; m. 10 Apr. 1731 Abraham* 
PiERSON, b. 28 July 1707, d. in 1781, s. of Abraham^ (Stephen^ 
and Sarah. 

7. Lieut. Jonas^ Wooster {Edward^), of Stratford, where he re- 

sided in the parish of Ripton (afterwards the town of Hunting- 
ton), married Jane Nichols, probably daughter of Benjamin 
of Stratford, of whose estate Jonas was administrator in 1719. 
In 1773 her three sons, John Wooster of Stratford, Jonas 
Wooster of Milford, and Benjamin Wooster of Litchfield, 
joined a large number of other Nichols heirs in a suit before 
the Superior Court for the recovery of certain lands. 

Jonas Wooster was confirmed as ensign of the trainband 
at Ripton in May 1728 and as lieutenant of the same company 
in Oct. 1740. He first bought land in Litchfield in 1731. His 
brother Timothy also acquired property there, which he con- 
veyed in 1747 to his ''sons Arthur and Peter," they in turn 
conveying it, in 1748, to their "uncle Lieu<^. Jonah Wooster 
of Ripton in Stratford." Jonas conveyed his Litchfield prop- 
erty, 7 Oct. 1752, to his ''son Benja Wooster of Stratford," 
and Benjamin removed thither.* 

Children : 

i. JoNAs,3 tailor, b. 6 Jan. 1716 [? 1715/16]; d. at Washington after 
1785 ;t m. Abigail Newton, b. about 1712 and bapt. at Milford 
16 Sept. 1716, d. at Washington 20 Oct. 1798, dau. of Ezekiel 
and Abigail (Briscoe). He settled in Milford prior to 3 Jan. 
1737/8, when lie purchased property there. Child: 1. Abigail,^ 
h. about 1735; d. 1 Aug. 1771, aged 36 (gravestone at Washing- 
ton, which calls her "only child of Jonas and Abigail Wooster"); 
m. Capt. Jonathan Farrand,t who d. 19 Sept. 1812, aged 84, 
having m. (2) Rebecca Powell. 

18. ii. John, b. 27 Jan. 1721/2. * 

19. ill. Benjamin. 

8. Ebenezer^ Wooster (Edward^), of Stratford and Stamford, 

baptized at Milford 5 Aug. 1688, is possibly the Ebenezer 
who died at Stamford in Jan. 1765, the administratrix of 
whose estate was Mary Wooster. He married Margaret 
Sawtell, daughter of Zechariah of Groton. 

He removed from Stratford to Stamford in 1717, convey- 
ing his property in Stratford to Jonas Wooster (Stratford 
Deeds, vol. 2, p. 431 A). 

♦Litchfield Deeds, vol. 2, pp. 9, 160, 440, and vol. 4, pp. 237, 306. 446. 

tProbably in 1795. Milford Deeds call Jonas of Milford in 1781 but of Washington in 1784 
and 1785. The Washington records published in Cothren's History of Woodbury, vol. 3, give 
the death of a John Wooster in 1795. Jonas is the only Wooster known to have resided at Wash- 
ington at that time, and it is likely that this "John" is a misprint or misreading of the name "Jonas." 

JCapt. Jonathan and Abigail (Wooster) Farrand had three children: 1. Abigail, died 28 Aug. 
1805, aged 48; married 23 Nov. 1779 Hon. Daniel Nathaniel Brinsmade, B. A. (Yale, 1772), M. A. 
(ib., 1775); their son was Gen. Daniel B. Brinsmade, born 15 Oct. 1782, died 3 Nov. 1862, father- 
in-law of Frederick W. Gunn, the founder of The Gunnery, a boys' preparatory school at Wash- 
ington. 2. Esther, died 16 Jan. 1846, aged 87; married 15 Nov. 1779 Simeon Mitchell. 3. John, 
married in 1781 Catherine Baldwin. 



1U21] Descendants of Edward Wooster 183 

Children (record incomplete) : 

i. IIknuy,' I). '27 May 1712; in. Sauaii t\'ATERnrRT. Child,* recorded 

lit Stamford: 1. William,* h. 5 Mar. 1749/5C). 
ii. Zkchauiah, b. 17 Mar. 1713/14; d. 27 June 1715. 
iii. Kuknkzku, I). 5 Jan. 1715/16. 
iv. John ([jrobahly h. of Ehenezer), of Stamford, m. 20 July 1757 

Klizaukth Holly. Children, recorded at Stamford: 1. John,* 

h. 1 Apr. 175U. 2. Paul, b. 12 Apr. 1761. 

9. Thomas' Woostku (Thornas,^ Edward'^), of Derby, born 18 
Feb. l()l)l/2, died 2 Feb. 1777, aged 85 (grave.stone). He 
married, 25 Dec. 1718, Sar.\h* Hawki.ns, born 23 May 1C95, 
(li(Hl 10 Dec. 17S5, i\\i.vi\ 92 [.s^/c], daiiRhter of Joseph^ (Joseph,* 
Robert ') and lilizabetli (Clunnj. 
Children: 

30. i. John/ b. 22 Dec. 171 '. 

ii. Ruth, b. M) .Mar. 1722; d. in 171)1; m. 6 Dec. 1738 Dan> Davl^ 
b. 10 Jan. 1701) 10, d. about 171)2, s. of John' (John>) and Sarah 
(Chat field). Children: 1. Saomi, b. 1 Jan. 1742/3; d. in .Mar. 
181S; m. (1) 2S Feb. 176.S Dr. Josiah Canfield, b. 31 Dec. 1738, 
d. 11 Fel). 177S; m. (2) her .seconil cou.sin, Ik'njamin Davi.s, b. 

I Mar. 1742/3, d. in 1S17. 2. Dan (twin), \k 17 Si-pt. 1745; d. 
Ixjfore his father; probably m. Hannah (<iunn) Smith, wi<low of 
E<lward Smith, who m. (3) Jer^miali Ciillet (3, ii, 0). 3. Reuben 

(twin), b. 17 Soot. 1745; d. in 1S15; m. .Vnna . A. Sarah, b. 1 

Nov. 1747; m. Henry romlin.son, Jr., b. 20 Oct. 1752. 5. Alice^ 
b. 20 Feb. 1753; d. young. 6. Ithiel, b. 15 Vvh. MT^V, of "Brior 

Lsland/' .\nnapoIi.s C'o., Nova Scotia, in 1798 (Derby I3eetl.s, vol. 
16, p. <)S), 7. Alice, bapt. at St. James's Church, Derby, 4 June 
1758; d. at S<»ym(nir 25 Mar. 1847, aged 81) (^rave>tone) ; m. 20 Dec. 
1778 Nathaniel Holbrook, b. 1 Oct. 1758, d. 2,3 May 182.8, aged 
70 (i7>,). 8. Isaac (for pn)of of parentage see Derby Deixls. vol. 
13, p. 346), of New York State in 1799 (Derby Deeds, vol. 15, 
p. 338). 
21. if:. Thomas, b. 11 Oct. 1724. 

iv. riiEUE b. 4 Mar. 1726/7; m. 9 Dec. 1747 S.\muel' Haiujer, b. 

II .\Iar. 1722/3, s. of Jabez' (Jabcz>) and An • (Gilbert). Chddren: 
1. Ehenezer, b. 2 Mar. 1747/8; m. Sarah Hin**. 2. Edicard, b. 
15 Feb. 1741), 5 ; d. in ISl t; m. (1) '.» Sept. 1771 Sirah W:u^hburn 
m. (2) 16 Aug. 1780 Su-an- a Dickinson of Stratford. 3. Eliza- 
bfth, bai>t. at St. James's Church, Derby, 29 Mar. 1752; m. 8 
May 1771 Jabez Twitchell. 4. Patience, b. 20 May 1754; m. at 
Woodbriiige, ID May 1776, Michael Clark. 5. Joseph, bapt. at 
St. .hunes'.M Churcli. Derl^y, 17 .\pr. 1757. 6. Anna, b. 30 May 
1760; m. 9 June 1779 James Dorman. 7. Naomi, b. 13 June 
1767. 8. Philo, b. 16 Sept. 1769; m. Deborah Clark. 

V. Daniel, b. 14 July 1729; d. 3 Apr. 1807, aped 78 (gravestone in 
Episcopal churchvard, Derby); m. 11 May 1780 Sarah Haw- 
kins, b. 4 Sept. 1753, d. 13 Oct. 1790, dau. of Daniel (4, iv, 1). 
He served in 1757, in the French and Indian War, as a private 
in Captain WoodrutY's militia. Children: 1. Isaac,^ b. 21 July 
1781. 2. Aparne, b. 26 Dec. 1782; d. at Palermo, N. Y., 24 Mar. 
1861; m. Nichols Moss. 3. Roine [Irene], b. 11 Nov. 1784. 4. 
Daniel, b. 14 Mar. 17S6: the "Wooster Genealogy," p. 23, states 
that he d. at Racine, Wis., and gives his children. 5. Sally, b. 

•The compiler regrets that he has been unable to inspect the deeds and probate records of this 
branch of the family. Ilcnry and hia brothera probably had more children then appear in the text. 
4 Henry Wooster served in 1702 as a private under Captain Hait of Stamford. Stamford Regis- 

ttration, by E. B. Huntington (Stamford. 1S74). p. I'^T. gives the family of an Ebeneeer Wooster 
who died 10 July 1802. He married 15 Nov. 17S9 EUaabeth Waterbury, and had children born 
V' follows: John W.. 1 July 1790; James. 3 June 1792; Ebeneier, 29 Mar. 1794; Henry, 15 Jan. 
1790; Mary. 14 Aug. 1798 (died 29 July 1799). 



I 



184 Descendants of Edward Wooster [July 

20 Apr. 1788. 6. Joseph, b. 22 Mar. 1790; d. 14 June 1790. 
vi. Joseph, b. 30 June 1732; d. 13 Aug. 1751. 

22. vii. David, b. 5 Jan. 1734/5. 

23. viii. Henry, bapt. in the Congregational Church, Derby, 8 May 1737. 

10. Timothy^ Wooster (Timothy, "^ Edward^), of Derby, was born 

29 Dec. 1699. He married first, 18 Aug. 1727, Abigail' 
Harger, born 2 July 1706, died 23 Sept. 1736, daughter of 
Abraham^ (Jabez^) and Hannah (Riggs); and secondly, 22 
Mar. 1736/7, Sarah (Carrixgtox) Bowers, born at New 
Haven 4 Dec. 1708, died 23 Oct. 1749, daughter of Peter 
and Anna (Wilmot) Carrington and widow of Samuel Bowers.* 
Children b}" first wife: 

i. Jabez,^ of Bridgewater,t b. 15 Oct. 1728; d. in 1794; m. (1) Susanna 

; m. (2) Freelove Oviatt, bapt. at Milford 9 Nov. 1735, 

dau. of John and Susanna (Hine). She survived her husband. 
He served in 1758 and 1759, in the French and Indian War, as 
a private in the Second Connecticut Regiment, and was appointed 
ensign of the Third Company in Woodbury in Oct. 1769. Child 
by first wife: 1. Susanna,^ bapt. in the Congregational Church, 
Derby, 4 Apr. 1756; m. 18 July 1775 Daniel Bristol. Children, 
probably by second wife: 2. Peter, bapt. in the Congregational 
Church, Roxbury, 1 Aug. 1762; d. in 1798; m. 16 Jan. 1787 Betsev 
Canfield; his family is given in Orcutt's "History of New Mil- 
ford," p. 801 ; cf. also p. 879. 3. Jabez, bapt. in the Congregational 
Church, Roxbury, 14 Apr. 1765; d. 23 Aug. 1771. 4. Isaac 
(twin), bapt. in the Congregational Church, Roxbury, 11 Feb. 
1768; had two females in his family in the Census of 1790. 5. 
Abigail (twin), bapt. in the Congregational Church, Roxbury, 
11 Feb. 1768; d. 18 Feb. 1849; m. 4 May 1787 Benjamin Mead. 

ii. Dorcas, b. in Apr. 1731 ; d. in Apr. 1737. 

iii. Abigail, b. 18 Aug. 1736. 

Children by second wife: 

iv. Dorcas, b. 25 Mar. 1738. 

V. Edward, b. 18 Feb. 1739/40; d. 15 Oct. 1746. 

vi. Jesse, b. 4 May 1743. He served in the campaign of 1762, in the 

French and Indian War, as a private in the Third Company, 

Second Connecticut Regiment. 
vii. Walter, of Naugatuck, b. 7 July 1745; d. 21 July 1829; m. 15 

Nov. 1780 Ursula Beebe, b. 9 Jan. 1761, dau. of Ira and Jemima 

(Hickox). He served in the Revolutionary War, 1777-1780. 

His family is given in the New York Genealogical and Biographical 

Record, vol. 31, pp. 43-46. 
viii. Edward, b. 28 Sept. 1747. 
ix. Joseph, bapt. in the Congregational Church, Derby, 15 July 1750. 

11. Edward^ Wooster {Timothy,^ Edward^), of Derby, born 17 

Sept. 1702, died in 1732. He married at Stratford, 7 Feb. 
1723/4, Elizabeth Watkixs, born in Aug. 1702, died 2 
Mar. 1738, daughter of Joseph. J She married secondly Thomas 
Harvey of Fairfield, and the births of her children Naomi 

•Her only child by Samuel Bowers was Rebecca, born 8 July 1729, who married Robert Haw- 
kins (4, vi, 2). The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, vol. 31, p. 42, erroneously 
states that Timothy's second wife was Sarah Bowers, only child of Samuel and Ruth (Wooster). 
Cf. supra, 1, vii. 

fBridgewater, at that time a part of New MUford, lies midway between the latter town and 
Roxbury, where four children of Jabez were baptized. 

:J:On 29 Aug. 1727 Edward Wooster and his wife Elizabeth conveyed land inherited from "father 
Joseph Watkins Sr." (Stratford Deeds, vol. 4, p. 92.) 



1921] Descendants of Edward Wooster 185 

and lOdward are entered in the register of the Greenfield Hill 
Parish. 
Children: 

i. Naomi,* b. 31 Don. 1721; d. at Oxford 17 May 1773, agod 48; m. 
15 Dec. 1710 .John Bassktt, h. 15 IVb. 1721,2, tl. 8 May IHOl, 
who m. (2) Sarah (CJunn) (Thompson) Johnson, p. 15 Feb. 
1731/2, d. 3 May 1S(M, dau. of Nalhanirl and Sarah (Wheeler) 
(liinn and widow of Jaboz Thompson and David Johnson. 

ii. Ghack, b. at Derby 15 PVb. 172r)/7; probably d. before the records 
of the births of her sister and brother were entered at Greenfield 
Hill. 

ill. Edwaki),* b. in A[)r. 1732; d. in .\llmny County, N. V., 2S Nov. 
1.S12; m. at Derby, 30 June 17G0, Sarah Judd, dau. of Kev. 
Reuben. On 20 F»'b. 1750 1, desrril>ed as "a minor of Stratford." 
he chose ('apt. Josei)h \Voost<'r (13) n^ his guardian (Fairfield 
Probate Records, vol. 4, p. 179). He served in the French and 
Indian War, in 1755, as a private, in 1750, as serpjeant of Colonel 
Wooster's company, in 1757 as WTgeant in Captain Woodruff's 
mihtia, and in 1758 as sergeant major under Colonel Wooster. 
In .Mar. 171)0 he wjus ap))ointed ensign. Children, bapt. at St. 
James's Church, Derby: 1. Eduurd,^ bapt. 20 D<»c. 1701; d. a.p. 
at York, Canada, 14 .Vuk- 1.S08. 2. Hcubcn Judd, of South Car- 
olina, bapt. 19 Mar. 17f)0. 3. Dat-ui, bapt. 31 May 1707; d. 8 
Apr. 1813; m. Ly.lia Stuart. 4. Sarah, b. about 1709; d. 29 Oct. 
1S55; m. Samuel (lavett. 5. Ilrztkiah Calrin, a Methrnlifit 
preaclier, b. 20 .May 1771 ; d. .s jt. 2 Nov. 179S. John, a Metho- 
dist preaclier, b. 27 Jar>. 1774; d. at Ja-sj>er, N. Y., 2S Au^. 1825; 
m. 27 Nov. 1801) Sally Wri^lit. 7. W'lHuim, b. about 1775; d. 
8. p. in .Mb.any C^)unty, N. \ ., 5 Mar. 1>CU. 8. CUiritdha, probably 
the "dau." wlio wius bapt. 19 Nov. 1777; m. John Hajiaman. 

12. Samukl' Woostkr {Timothy,* Edward^), of Oxford, born 17 

Apr. ITOti. died 16 Sept. 1776, aged 70 (gravestone). He 

married, 28 Oct. 1731, Ann^ Moss, who died 14 Sept. 1791. t 

ajied SI (u;rtivestone), daugliter of William^ (Mercy,- John*).t 

diildren: 

i. Elisha.* b. 5 July 17;>2: d. unm. 17 .\pr 1797. He served in the 
French and Indi.in War as a private in the Seventh Company, 
Fourth Connecticut Regiment, in 1755, as corporal in tlic same 
company in 1750. and for eighte<Mi days in 1757 as a private in 
Cantain Woodruff's militia. He bequeathed his entire estate by 
will to his "nephew Abel Waters," having previously (on 26 
A{)r. 17SS) ^iven two deeds of property at (Quaker's Farm [Oxfordl 
to "Abel Waters son of Hannah ()atman wife of Samuel Oatman" 
(Derby Deeds, vol. 11, p. 242. and vol. 12. p. 347). 

ii. Deborah, d. at Oxford 3 Jan. 17S0; m. David Fabrique. 

iii. Anx, b. about 1741; d. s.p. in 1815, aped 74; m. after 23 Nov. 1772, 
as his second wife, Elnathan Lake of O.vford, who d. in 1814, 
aged 75. § 

•The Wooster GenealoRy makes this Edward the son of a fictitious Abraham and grandson of 
Abrahnm (5). Since this is the hnc of the compiler of that publication, the later descendants of 
Edw!\rd are probal^ly correctly set forth therein (pp. .S0-;^9). 

tHy church record 17 Sept. 1790. Administration on her estate was granted 29 Sept. 1790. 

JThe Morse C'.cnealopy, by J. Howard Morse and Emily W. Leavitt (New York. 1903). Part I. 
Section 5, p. 12, correctly places Ann as daughter of Sergt. William Moss, but gives her birth date 
as 28 Oct. 1731, this being actually the date of her marriage. Her age at death would place her 
birth four years prior to her father's marriage to Abigail (.Nichols) Riggs, and it is practically cer- 
tain that she was his child by a former wife, whose identity has not been discovered. 

JOn 3 May 17S4 Elisha and Joseph Wooster conveyed land, to their "sisters Anne wife of 
Elnathan Lake and Sarah Wooster" (Derby Deeds, vol. 11, p. 144). Ann's marriage occurred 
after 23 Nov. 1772, the date of her father's will. Elnathan Lake's first wife was Amy Lum, born 
7 Mar. 1734/5. The will of Ann Lake, dated 29 Apr. 1815, left her estate to Elisha Oatman of 
Oxford. 



186 Descendants of Edward Wooster [July 

iv. Joseph, b. about 1743; d. 18 Dec. 1819, aged 76 (gravestone at 
Oxford); m. 22 Jan. 1772 Hannah Woodruff, who d. 11 Dec. 
1835, aged 80 (i6.). Children: 1. Po^,^ b. about 1773; d. 7 Mar. 
1777. 2. David, b. 1 Dec. 1774; d. 15 Jan. 1778. 3. Joseph, b. 

11 Dec. 1776; d. 27 May 1856; m. EHzabeth A. . 4. David, 

bapt. 14 June 1778; m. 24 Dec. 1801 Joanna Stilson of Newtown. 
5. Polly, m. Philo Sperry. 6. Lucy, b. about 1782; d. 3 Dec. 1782. 
7. Susanna, m. 18 Jan. 1801 Jabez Prindle. 8. Sheldon, b. 25 
Aug. 1785; d. 19 Feb. 1862; m. (1) 31 Dec. 1805 Sally Hull; m. 

(2) Lucy Ann . 9. Ruth Ann, bapt. 5 May 1787; m. Elijah 

Sherman. 10. Nathan, bapt. 27 July 1788. 11. Samuel, b. about 
1789; d. 8 July 1872; m. Priscilla Williams. 12. Russell, bapt. 
3 July 1791; m. 15 Nov. 1820 Avis Burr. 13. Sarah, bapt. 28 
Oct. 1792; m. Stephen Turner. 14. Hannah, bapt. 8 Oct. 1794; 
m. Ira Sherman. 

V. Hannah, bapt. 26 Oct. 1746; d. 24 Sept. 1791; m. 12 Apr. 1769 
Samuel Oatman. Prior to her marriage she had a son by Abel 
Waters, viz., Abel Waters, of Oxford, b. in 1767, m. 25 Dec. 1788 
Ruth Curtis of Stratford. 

vi. MiCAH, bapt. 28 {obliterated] 1749; d. s.p. 

vii. Eunice, bapt. 19 May 1751; m. 20 Apr. 1774 Alexander Sperry. 

viii. Sarah, bapt. 7 July 1754; living unm. in 1784; d. after 1828; it was 
probably this Sarah who m. at Oxford, 8 Dec. 1796, as his second 
wife, David^ Wooding, b. about 1736, d. 10 June 1797, s. of 
Joseph' (Jeremiah, ' William') and Sarah (Dorman). 

13. Col. Joseph^ Wooster (Abraham,^ Edivard^), of Stratford, 

born at Stratford 16 Jan. 1702/3, died 30 Dec. 1791, aged 89 
(gravestone in Episcopal churchyard). He married, in Dec. 
1751, Lucy Nichols, who died ^18 Oct. 1760, aged 32 (ib.), 
daughter of Theophilus and Sarah (Curtis). 

He was appointed lieutenant of the troop of the Fourth 
Regiment in IVIay 1743, captain in May 1744, served as cap- 
tain of a company of foot in the expedition against Canada, 
in June 1746, was appointed major of the Third Regiment 
for the expedition against Crown Point, in Aug. 1755, and 
served as deputy for Stratford at two terms of the Connecti- 
cut Assemblj^ in 1756, being then called colonel. 

Child:* 

i. Col. Joseph Lucius,* of Huntington and New Haven, B. A. (Yale, 
1781), b. 26 Oct. 1760; d. 20 July 1796, aged 35 (gravestone at 
New Haven); m. 28 Feb. 1794 Elizabeth Beers, who d. 24 
July 1820, aged 53, dau. of Isaac and Mary (Mansfield).. He was 
an attorney at law and a colonel in the militia. Child: 1. Eliza- 
beth Lucia,' b. 24 May 1795; d. 30 .\ug. 1821; m. 12 Nov. 1817 
Rev. Eleazer Thompson Fitch, B. A. (Yale, 1810), M. A. (i6., 
1817), D. D. (University of Pennsylvania, 1828), b. 1 Jan. 1791, 
d. 31 Jan. 1871, s. of Nathaniel and Mary (Thompson). f 

14. Gen. David' Wooster {Abraham,^ Edward^), of New Haven, 

B. A. (Yale, 1738), M. A. (ib., 1741), born at Stratford 2 
Mar. 1710/11, died at Danbury 2 May 1777, aged 66 (grave- 
stone), of wounds received near Ridgefield. He married, 6 
Mar. 1745/6, Mary Clap, born at Windham 25 Apr. 1729, 

*The Wooster Genealogy erroneously states (p. 40) that Josephs Wooster had sons Abel, 
Isaac, Jabez, and David. The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, vol. 31, p. 39, fol- 
lowing an erroneous suggestion made in Orcutt's History of Stratford, states that Joseph by a 
former marriage had a son Benjamin, who married Anne Judson. This Benjamin (19) was in reality 
a son of Jonas Wooster (8), q.v. 

tHe was professor of divinity at Yale. See Dexter's Yale Biographies, vol. 6, p. 316. 



1921] Descendants of Edward Wooster 187 

diod () .Juno 1.S07, a^^cMl 7S (Kravcstone), tlau^rhtcr of Thomas 
Clap. A. B. (Harvanl, 1722), A. M. (ib., 172.')), President of 
Yalr CoIlci^M', 1740-1706, and his wife Mary (Whiting). 

In 1745 h(i was ('ai)tain of a militia company tliat sen'od 
at Cape Hreton. doing to lOngland with a l)ateh of prisoners, 
he received a commission as ca[)tain in the British Hepular 
Army, Having become im!)ued while abroad with the prin- 
ciples of Freemasf)nry, in 17r)0 he organizcMJ the first kxlge of 
Freemasons in Connecticut. In 17')() he s<Tved as colonel 
of the Second Connecticut Regiment in the expedition against 
Crown Point, in 17/)7 a.s deputy to the Assemlily, and from 
17r)<S to 17()() with the militia again. Thereafter he occujiied 
himself with mercantile pursuits, and wius appointed collector 
of customs for the port of New Haven. 

At the outbreak of the War of the Revolution he was com- 
missioned major general of the Connecticut Militia, and in 
June 177') ranked third among the eight brigadier generals 
appointed by the Continental Congress. After seeing active 
service in the campaign against Canada, he resigned his 
fe<|cral jommission and was appointe<l, in Oct. 1770, major 
g(^ncral and conunander in chief of the Connecticut Militia. 
At the burning of Danbury lie went to the relief of that town 
with inferior forces, and was mortally wounded on 27 Apr. 
1777. He died in>^olvent, having paid his troops with liis 
personal funds; and the destruction of his papers by the 
British in July 1771) made it im[K)s.*<ible for his family to recover 
the sums which he had advanced. 

Childrt^n: 

i. M.\RY,* b. 21 Jan. 1716 7; d. 20 Oct, 1748. 

li. Thomas, H. .\. (Yale, 17lvS\ M. A. (Yale and Princeton, 1771), b. 
'M) July 17r)l ; d. in 1702 <ui a voyage to New Orleans; m. in Feb. 
1777 Lypia Shkldon of New ^'ork, N. Y. In Oct. 1770 he s<>rved 
a.M jii«i-<it^ranip to hi.s father. Wo was commi.Hf<ione<i captain 
23 Vvh. 1777, and retired (> .\pr. 1779. He was an original mem- 
ber of the Society of the Cincinnati. Seven children.* 

iii. Mauy, b. 2 June 17,'>,'i; d. 16 Jan. 1754. 

iv. Mauy. b. 21 Oct. 17.').'); m. 6 Ort. 1774 Rfv. John Cosins Ooden, 
A. H. (CoIl»»^e of New Jersey, 1770), .\. M. (i6.). Three children, 
all of whom d. 8. p. 

15. Mosr.s"' Wooster (Sylvester,* Edirard^), of Derby, born about 
1701, (lied prior to 5 Oct. 1741, when administration on his 
estate was pranted to his widow Mary, who was appointed 
puardian to the six yountK^' children. He married, 5 Apr. 
1720, M.\in'^ H.\WKi\s. born 1 Apr. 17(X), daughter of Jo.^eph' 
(Joseph,- Robert^) and Elizabeth (Gunn). She married 
secondlv, 28 Oct. 1744, Lieut. Samuel Knowles of Southburv, 
born 3() Apr. 1G91, died S Mar. 1772. 
Children: 

24. i. Ahkaham.* 

ii. Abigail, m. at Southbur>' 7 June 1749 Thomas Knowles. 

•Some of his dcscendanta J\re Riven in the \rtc York Grnraloffical and Biographical Record, 
▼ol. 31. pp. 40. 41. One son, Charles Whiting* Wooster, was commissioned in 1829 rear admiral 
in the Chilean Navv. 



188 Descpndants of Edward Wooster [July 

iii. Rachel, probably the Rachel Wooster who had a child DorcaSy 
bapt. at St. James's Church, Derby, 13 Oct. 1751. 

iv. Miriam, m. at Southbury 20 June 1752 Gideon^ Bristol, b. at 
Newtown 2 Apr. 1725, d. at Sandgate, Vt., 3 Mar. 1795, s. of 
Joseph^ (John,2 Henry^) and Sarah (Smith). 

V. Moses, of New Concord, N. Y.,* in 1770, of Canaan, N. Y., in 
1790, m. 20 June 1759 Mindwell* Chatfield, b. 9 Sept. 1735, 
dau. of Ebenezer^ (John,^ George^) and Abigail (Prindle). He 
served in the French and Indian War as a private in the cam- 
paigns of 1755, 1757, 1758, and 1761. Children (record incom- 
plete) : 1. Lemuel,^ b. at Derby 23 June 1760; of Canaan, N. Y., in 
1790. 2. Ebenezer, bapt. at St. James's Church, Derby, 29 Sept. 
1765. 3. Moses, of Canaan, N. Y., in 1790. 4. Mindwell, bapt. at 
St. James's Church, Great Barrington, Mass., 1 July 1770. 5. 
Charity, bapt. at St. James's Church, Great Barrington, Mass., 
12 Jan. 1772.t 

25. vi. Henry. 

26. vii. Elijah. 

16. Abraham^ Wooster {Sylvester,'^ Edward^) y of Derby, born about 
1702, removed to Waterbury between 1743 and 1748. He 
married Martha'^ Hull,| born in 1698, daughter of John* 
(John,2 Richard^) and Mary (Merwin). 
Children, born at Derby: 

i. Wait,< b. 22 Apr. 1732; d. in 1770; m. 9 Mar. 1758 Phebe* Warner, 
b. 6 Feb. 1735/6, dau. of Samuel' (Thomas,^ JohnO and Sarah 
(Scott). He served in the French and Indian War as a private 
in the campaigns of 1755 and 1757. Children, born at Water- 
bury: 1. Moses^ (twin), b. 21 Dec. 1758; served in Captain Dick- 
inson's company, Continental Regiment, in 1776; enlisted in 1777 
for three years; taken prisoner 16 Jan. 1780; discharged 19 Dec. 
1780; detached from "Conn. Line" to serve in Armand's cavalry 
in Nov. 1781. 2. Hinman (twin), b. 21 Dec. 1758; enlisted in 
1777 for the duration of the War; deserted 29 Jan. 1781. 3. 
Mary, b. 21 Dec. 1760. 4. Rev. Benjamin, B. A. (Yale, 1790), 
M. A. {lb., 1793), b. 29 Oct. 1702; d. at Fairfield, Vt., 18 Dec. 
1840; m. (1) Sarah Harris, who d. 19 Oct. 1824, aged 51, dau. of 
Capt. Israel; m. (2) in Jan. 1825 Sally Cooper of Sheldon, Vt., 
who d. 8 Feb. 1866, aged 86; enlisted in 1777 for three years in 
the "Conn. Line"; licensed to preach in May 1792; ordained at 
Cornwall, Vt., 23 Feb. 1797, and installed at Fairfield, Vt., 24 
July 1805; labored for many years as a missionary; in 1814 
raised and led a company of Vermont volunteers to the battle of 
Plattsburgh.§ 5. Wait, b. 28 Oct. 1764; of Waterbury in 1790; 
removed to Cornwall, Vt. 6. Abraham, b. 28 July 1770. 

ii. Mary, b. 10 May 1733. 

iii. Hinman, b. 26 Apr. 1735; served as a private in 1756, in the French 
and Indian War. 

iv. Miles, b. 10 June 1738; of Waterbury in 1790. 

V. Abraham, b. 20 Sept. 1740; m. Rebecca Atkins. He served in 
1755 in the same company with his brother Wait. He settled 
near Chicopee River, Mass., whence he removed to New York 

*He was chosen clerk of the parish at a vestry meeting 8 Apr. 1771, and clerk and one of the 
wardens on 19 Apr. 1772. 

fAnother child was probably Charity, bapt. at St. James's Church, Derby, 1 Mar. 1778, a 
record which would imply that Moses retiirned from New Concord to Derby before settling in 
Canaan, N. Y 

J Abraham and Martha Wooster of Waterbury joined with other Hull heirs in 1754 in convey- 
ing land "distributed to us from the estate of our brother John Hull of Derby deceased" (Derby 
Deeds, vol. 6, p. 305). The New Y ork Genealogical and Biographical Record, vol. 31, p. 39, errone- 
ously states that Abraham married (1) Sarah Marchant and (2) Martha Hull. 

§Further details are given in the excellent biography in Hemenway's Vermont Historical 
Gazetteer, vol. 2, pp. 193-196. 



1021] Descendants of Edward Wooster 189 

Stjitc. Children :• 1. Hinwan,^ of Salisbury-, N. V., b. 10 Dec. 
17G7; d. 10 Juno 1844; m. Kf)sanna Cook. 2. Daniel, of Batavia, 
N. Y. 3. Rev. David, of Hatavia, N. Y. 4. Judge Sherman, of 
Newport, N. Y. 5. Lyman Atkins, b. about 1778; d. 18 Feb. 
1827; m. Lydia Hall. 

17. Nathaniel^ Woostkh (Si/lvestcr,^ Edward^), of Oxford, born 

about 1709, died in 1779. Ho married SrAHr,Aiu:T KiRHY,t 
who died about 17S0, daujilitcr of Jo.^cph and Mary (Plumb). 

In his will, dated \'A Jan. 1779 and proved in May 1779, 
Nathaniel Wooster named his wife Marpit, his sons Samuel 
and Abel, and his daughters Susannah Davis (and lier child 
Susannah J^ittah), Lois Perkins, and Ester (lordon. The 
estate was insolvent, Reuben Perkins, \Vm. Gorden, and John 
Cornish beinp amonp the creditors. The estate of Margaret 
Wooster was distribut(>d in 17S0 to Sam", Abel, and Sylvester 
Wooster, Hester (iorden, Susannah Cornish, and Lois l*erkins. 

In May 1747 he was convicted, with Samuel Weed and 
Daniel Tucker, of "counterfeiting the bills of publick credit 
in this Colony," th(» penalty being corporal punishment and 
the forfeiture of his entire estate. 

Children: 

i. Susanna,* bapt. in the Conprepational Church, Derby, 28 Mar. 

1730; m. (1) Davis ;t m. (2) at New Haven, 3 Sept. 1770, 

an his second wife, John Cohnish, who removed from New Haven 
to Derby and d. in the autumn of 171)45. 
27. ii. Samukl. 

iii. Ahel, m. PaEnKll Twitcmiell, b. 19 May 1714, dau. of Joseph and 
Klizabeth (Tomlinson). He served in the PVench and Indian 
War lus a private, in the campaign of 17r>0. Children (n'rord 
in('ornj)lt'te^ : I. Isaar,^ bapt. at St. .Iain«"<*s Church, Derby, 
9 .luly 17(37; ni. at Oxford, 30 Mar. 1791, .Mary .\nn IVrry, and 
had a .son Enos," b. at Oxford 17 Nov. 1794. 2. Josiahf bapt. 
ir. Oct. 17G9. 3. Abel.^ 4. Joel, bapt. 3 .Vug. 17S3. 

iv. Sylvkstku, m. at Southbury, 4. Jan. 1770, Mahy Strong. The 
Census of 1790, wliieh locates him at Southbury, indicates that 
he had a larne faniilv. A son, Amos,^ was bapt. at St. James's 
Church, Derby, 23 Dec. 1770. 

V. Lois, bapt. at Derby in June 1747 (records of Christ Church, Strat- 
ford); m. Reuben Pehkins. 

vi. Jeuusua, bapt. at St. James's Church, Derby, in Jan. 1748/9; d. 
young. 

vii. Ephhaim, bapt. 27 Jan. 1750/1; d. young. 

viii. EsTHEK, bapt. 27 May 1753; m. Willia.vi Gordon of Bristol. 

18. JoHN^ WoosTKR {JotiGsr Edicard^), of Huntinpton, born 27 

Jan. 1721/2, died in 1797. He married, 9 Nov. 1752, Abigail 
Blackman, who died in 1811, aged 82. 

•Some descendants are given in the Wooster Genealogj'. p. 47, and in the *Veir York Oenealoffical 
and Biographical Record, vol. 31. p. ,39. 

tHcr identity is proved by probate records and bv deeds to Plumb land in Milford. In Sey- 
mour Past and Present, p. GOI. she is erroneously called Marparet Harper. 

Jin Seymour P.-xst and Present, p. (i04, it is stated th.-^t she m:\rried Daniel Davis, a statement 
which is almost certainly incorrect. It is more probable that her husband was the John Davis 
who had a daughter (unnamed) baptized at St. James's Church in .Vpr. 1772. 

§The first wife of John Cornish was Hannah (.\llinp) Prown, born 26 Apr. 1722, died 27 June 
177;i, daughter of Roper and Ruth Allinp and widow of Timothy Brown. 

HElizabeth, according to Seymour Past and Present, which omits Abel's children. 

^Perhaps the Abel Wooster who married Huldah Swezey and died in Boston in 1828 (Wooeter 
Genealogy, p. 46). 



190 Desrcndants of Edward Wooster [July 

Children,* recorded at Stratford: 

i. Joseph,* b. 2 Oct. 1753; m. Charity . He served as sergeant 

in Captain Birdsey's company, Connecticut Militia, in 1777, and 
was a captain in the militia after the War. Children: 1. David,^ 
bapt. 4 May 1777. 2. Anna, bapt. 7 May 1780. 3. Polly, bapt. 

10 June 1781. 4. Betsey, bapt. 18 Apr. 1784. 5. Melissa, bapt. 

20 Sept. 1789. 

ii. Ephraim, b. 27 Apr. 1755; m. 6 Dec. 1776 Elizabeth Ann Mills. 
He served as corporal in the Eighth Company, Fifth Regiment, 
Connecticut Militia, in 1775, and as sergeant of Captain Bird- 
sey's volunteer company in July 1779, and was a lieutenant in 
the militia after the War. Children: 1. Abby Betty,^ hapt. 16 Nov. 
1777. 2. Eliza Ann, bapt. 26 Dec. 1779. 3. Ephraim, bapt. 

21 Oct. 1781. 4. Articretia, bapt. 18 Apr. 1784. 5. Philo Mills, 
bapt. 19 Feb. 1786. 6. Laura, bapt. 13 July 1788. 7. Sylvester, 
bapt. 27 June 1790. 8. Julia, bapt. 2 Aug. 1795. 9. Adeline, 
bapt. 4 Feb. 1798. 

iii. Nathan, B. A. (Yale, 1781), M. A. (ib., 1784), f b. 4 Aug. 1757; d. 
in 1796; m. 24 May 1781 Diantha Blackman. He served in 
Captain Yeats's company, Connecticut Militia^ in 1777, and in 
Captain Nichols's company in 1779. Children: 1. Hepsy,^ bapt. 

11 Dec. 1783. 2. Nathan, bapt. 28 Aug. 1785. 3. Mary, bapt. 
14 Oct. 1787. 4. Sally, bapt. 29 May 1790. 5. Lemme, bapt. 20 
Nov. 1791. 6. Pamela, bapt. 14 Sept. 1794. 

iv. Abigail, b. 8 Mar. 1759; m. in 1778 Nathaniel Lewis. 

v. Elam, b. 13 Oct. 1764; m. Abitha . Children: 1. 'Jennet,^ 

bapt. 7 July 1793. 2. Joseph Lewis, bapt. 27 Aug. 1797. 
vi. John, b. 14 Nov. 1768; d. 11 Jan. 1826; m. 24 Aug. 1791 Elizabeth 

Beard, b. 17 May 1771, d. at Clinton, Mich., 3 Oct. 1863, dau. 

of Samuel and Elizabeth (Wheeler). Children :t 1. Roswell,* 

bapt. 17 Mar. 1792. 2. Joel, bapt. 7 June 1795. 

19. Ensign Benjamin^ Wooster {Jonas,^ Edward^), of Litchfield, 
married at Stratford, 10 Sept. 1752, Anna Judson. 

He was appointed ensign of the trainband at Litchfield in 
May 1771. 
Children : 

i. Ephraim,* of Charlotte, Vt., b. 3 Aug. 1753; m. Abigail Lyman. 
He served in Major Sheldon's Light Horse in 1776 and in Captain 
Seymour's company in July 1779 (Tryon's invasion). Children :§ 

1. Eleanor,^ b. 3 Aug. 1783; m. Harrington. 2. Lyman, 

b. 10 Oct. 1785. 3. Frances, b. 2 Feb. 1788; m. Krappen. 

ii. Thankful, m. 3 Feb. 1773 Charles McNeil. 

iii. Lemuel, of Litchfield, b. about 1757; d. 1 Oct. 1832, aged 75 (grave- 
stone); m. (1) in Jan. 1782 Rebecca Gillet, b. 26 Oct. 1764, d. 
2 Dec. 1786, dau. of Charles and Jerusha (Jewett) of Sharon; 
m. (2) 20 July 1789|| Levina (Beard) Judson, b. 19 Dec. 1760, 

•This branch has not been traced further. The grandchildren of John3 Wooster were baptized 
at the Congregational Chiirch, Huntington. As the records of this church have not appeared in 
print, these baptisms, prior to 1800, are given in the text. The births of a few of the grandchildren 
were recorded at Stratford and may be found in Orcutt's history of that town. 

fDexter's Yale Biographies states that it was this Nathan Wooster who was graduated at 
Yale. An historical sketch of Oxford, however, written in 1876 and published in Sharpe's Oxford 
Sketches and Records, Part II, pp. 161 et seq., contains the following statement: "Nathan, 
a son of Arthur Wooster, was a graduate from Yale College. He was educated with the intention 
of being a clergyman of the Church of England. He lived and died on his farm at Quaker Farms 
(Oxford]." The same statement may also be found in Orcutt's History of Derby, p. 238. In view 
of these irreconcilable accounts, it is possible that the Yale graduate was No. 4, viii, 2, of this 
article. 

JA complete record of children is given in the Beard Genealogy, 1915. 

§From the Wooster Genealogy, p. 44, which also gives the grandchildren. 

II By a Litchfield record published in Woodruff's Litchfield Residents; by the Beard Genealogy 
23 June 1790. 



I!r21| Descenflanti^ of Edward Wooattr 191 

d. 11 Nov. iSiJl, (l;iu. of Samuel jiiid Kliz.'ibeth (Whcclerj Beard 
and widow of I^cwis Judson. He served aa truiiii)eter in 1771* 
(Tryon's invai^ion), and was a pensioner in 1832. Children by 
first wife: 1. ClarUm,^ b. 13 Nov. 1782. 2. Jeremiah, h. 21 Feb. 
1785. 3. UeuTij, b. 25 Nov. 178G. Children »)y seeond wife: 4. 
Itebecrn, b. 17 Apr. 17U1. 5. Leicis, b. 13 Apr. 1793. G. Anna, 

b. 17 Mar. 1795; m. Pease. 7. Col. Lyman, b. 9 Mar. 

1708; d. at Mamcnce, 111., 23 Dec. 1873. 8. Harriet, b. '2Xi Au^. 
1800. 9. Jwhon, b. 13 May 1803; d. 14 Dec. 1827. 10. Fanny, 
b. 9 Oct. 180G. 

20. C\\i'T. JoHN^ WoosTKH {Thomas,'^ Thomas,'^ Edivard^), of Sey- 
mour, born 22 Dec 1719, died 2 Aup. 1804, aped 84 (ji^rave- 
Ktone). He married, 18 June 174(), Kunice^ Hull, born 19 
Nov. 1727, died 17 Nov. 1799, i\\hh\ 74 [sic] (gravestone), 
daupbter of Samuel* (Jo.>>epb,^ Jobii,- Hiebard*) and Anna 

He was appointecl ensij^^n of tbe Ibirtec^ntli Company, 
Second Regiment, in May 17ii(), lieutenant of tbe same com- 
pany in May 17('ht, and captain in Oct. 1707. He served as 
deputy for Derby in the Connecticut A.s^embly for eleven 
consecutive sessions, from May 1771 to Ai)r. 1775. In 1774 
be was justice of tbe |)eace. 

Tbe will of Jobn Wooster, I^sq., dated 1 Nov. 1797 and 
proved 20 Au^. ISO-t. names bis wife Kunice, his sons Jobn 
and Abijab, and bis dauixbters Hamiab Davis, Kunice Wasb- 
bond. Anor Holbrook, Kutb Wooster, and Eliziibetb Ann 
Loveland. 

Cbildren: 

i. Anm: ,' b. 13 Apr. 1717; d. 3 Aur. 1751. 

ii. I'.Liz.MiKTn, b. 2ti Nov. 1718; d. 8 .\iig. 1751. 

iii. U.WN.Mi, b. 8 July 1750; d. young.* 

iv. John, b. 11 Oct. 1752; d. 16 Mar. 175r), aged 4 (gravestone).! 

v. Anne, b. 13 Nov. 1754; d. in 18.31; m. 3 June 1779 Piuix)* Hoir- 
liRooK, b. 23 Nov. 1750, d. 1 .\pr. 1S13, aged 57 (gravestone at 
Si'yrnour), s. of John* (^John,' Abel,' Hiehard'j and I'l^ther (Nichol.s). 
Childrrn: 1. Sarah, b. 11 Aug. 17S0; d. 8.p. 2. Eunice, b. 15 Jan. 
1782; d. s.p. 3. Sahra, b. 2 May 1784; m. (1) 8 Apr. 18(r2 Ebenezer 
Riggs; m. (2) Curti.s Linsley. 4. Abijah, b. 2 May 1786. 

vi. EcNicE, b. about 1750; d. 19 Feb. 1823, aged G7; m. (1) D.wm 
W'meklkk, b. 14 May 1754, d. about 1770, s. of Capt. James 
and Sarah (Johnson); m. (2) Howehs^ Washhurn, b. 18 June 
1745, d. 24 Nov. 1817, s. of Ephraim* i^Wiiliam.'nt/e sujrra, 1, x) 
and Miriam (Bowers). Children by first husband: 1. Charity, b. 
about 1774; m. about 17S8 Thomas Riggs (proved by New Haven 
Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 574). 2. Anah, bapt. at St. James's 
Church, Derby, 29 Sept. 1770: d. Feb. 1819, aged 43 (grave- 
stone at "East Farms," Waterbury); m. at Waterbury, 5 May 
1795, Edmund Austin. Children by second husband: 3. Polly, 
bapt. 4 Oct. 1778; d. 23 (k't. 1804, aged 85 (gravestone at Sey- 
mour); m. (1) David Luni; m. (2) James Beardsley. 4. Nancy, 
bapt. 10 Feb. 1782; d. 31 Oct. 1852, aged 71 (gravestone at Sey- 
mour); m. at Oxford, 27 Feb. 1799, Levi Riggs. 

vii. II.\NNAH, b. 14 Sept. 1758; m. Daniel* D.wis, b. 20 Mar. 1745/6, 
d. 20 Mar. 1822, aged 74 [sic], s. of Nathan' (Samuel,' John') 

•In Seymour Past and Present the second Hannah is omitted, and it is stated that this child 
married Daniel Davis. 

tin Seymour Past and Present the second John is omitted, and his family is attributed to this 
child. 



192 Descendants of Edward Wooster [July 

and Eunice (Tomlinson). John Wooster conveyed to daughter 
Hannah, wife of Daniel Davis, 16 Apr. 1787 (Derby Deeds, vol. 
11, p. 264).* 

viii. Ruth, b. 26 Jan. 1761; living in 1797. 

ix. John, b. 31 May 1763; d. at Seymour 27 Oct. 1822, aged 60 (grave- 
stone); m. Elizabeth^ Washburn, bapt. 27 Oct. 1765, d. 10 
Mar. 1836, aged 71 (ib.), dau. of John^ (John,^ WilHam,' vide 
supra, 1, x) and Experience (Osborn). Shem. (2) 10 June 1829 
Joseph Hawkins. Children: 1. Nancy, ^ bapt. at St. James's 
Church, Derby, 27 Feb. 1785; d. s.p.; m. Samuel Wu-e. 2. John 
Washburn, bapt. 28 June 1789; removed to Illinois; m. Betsey 
Chatfield, dau. of Gideon^ (John,* vide supra, 6, iv, 1) and 
Betsey (Jones). For children see "Wooster Genealogy," p. 24. 3. 
Nathan, m. Mary Ann Nettleton. 4. Clark, major general of the 
Connecticut Militia, b. 29 July 1797; d. 30 Nov. 1871; his three 
marriages and descendants are given in "Seymour Past and Pres- 
ent," p. 601. 

X. Elizabeth Ann, m. Truman Loveland. 

xi. Abijah, bapt. 4 June 1769; d. 15 Dec. 1815, aged 46 (gravestone 
at Seymour); m. Clarissa Washburn Moore of Danbury. 
His descendants are given in "Seymour Past and Present," p. 601. 

21. Thomas^ Wooster (Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Edward^), of Oxford, 
born 11 Oct. 1724, died 9 Dec. 1798. He married, 21 Jan. 
1746/7, Lois Hawkins (4, vi, 1), born 5 July 1728, died 29 
Aug. 1822. 

Thomas Wooster, in his will (on file, but not recorded), 
bequeathed to his wife Lois, his eldest sons Ebenezer and 
Thomas, his four daughters Sarah, Anna, Lois, and Susana, 
his granddaughter Urana Hide, his grandsons Andrew and 
Eleazer Welton, and his youngest son Joseph ("lands in Coos 
in Vermont'^. The will of Lois Wooster, dated 29 Oct. 1816 
and proved 16 Sept. 1822, bequeathed to her son Joseph, her 
grandchildren Thomas Bishop Wooster, Hawkins Clark, Sarah 
wife of Hiram Osborn, Urana wife of Solomon Hinman, and 
Leman Wooster, and to the Episcopal Church. 

Children,! baptized at St. James's Church, Derby: 

i. Sarah,'^ b. 2 Feb. 1748/9 and bapt. 12 Mar. 1748/9; d. young. 

ii. Ebenezer, bapt. 2 Dec. 1750; d. s.p. in 1800; m. 3 Jan. 1774 Ruth^ 
Hawkins, b. 22 June 1754, d. 20 Oct. 1840, dau. of Zachariah* 
(Joseph,^ Joseph,^ Robert^) and Mary (Tomlinson). She m. (2) 
9 Dec. 1801 Phinehas Terrell. Distribution of Ebenezer Wooster's 
estate was made to the brothers and sisters or their heirs. 

iii. Elizabeth, bapt. 10 Dec. 1752; m. 17 Dec. 1772 Moses Welton, 
b. at Waterbury 25 June 1749, s. of Ehakim and Eunice (Bron- 
son). Children: 1. Andrew, b. 29 Jan. 1774. 2. Eleazer, b. 26 
Jan. 1776. 

iv. Sarah, bapt. 22 Dec. 1754; m. Daniel Finch of Oxford, s. of 
Daniel and Jerusha (Bartholomew) of Wolcott. 

V. Joseph, bapt. 17 July 1757; d. young. 

vi. Thomas, bapt. 25 Feb. 1759; d. at Waterbury in 1800; m. Eliza- 
beth . Administration on his estate was granted 22 July 

1800 to the widow and to Daniel Candee of Oxford. The ages 
of the children are given when guardians were appointed, the 

•Daniel Davis had the following children recorded at St. James's Church, Derby, but it is not 
certain that Hannah Wooster was their mother: 1. Rowena, born 15 Nov. 1772; died 26 May 1823; 
married 28 Feb. 1791 Samuel Sanford. 2. Abigail, baptized 20 Nov. 1774. 3. Eunice, probably 
the "child" baptized 4 Aug. 1776. 4. Daniel, baptized 2 May 1779; died 12 Mar. 1837; married 
Amelia Lounsbury. 5. Cyrus, baptized 8 Aug. 1784. 

fin Seymour Past and Present, pp. 601-602, it is erroneously stated that the children were 
Sarah, who married Hiram Osborn, Joseph, Urana. Solomon, and Lemon. 



1921] Descendants of Edward Wooster 193 

f guardians being the widow, Daniel Candee, and Benjamin Brad- 
ey. (Watorbiiry Probate Records, vol. 3, p. 177, and vol. 1, 
p. 551). Children: 1. Thornns Bishop,^ b. 27 Dec. 1788; d. 23 

Apr. 1864 (gravestone at Middlebury); m. Lonnora , who 

d. 30 July 1S73, aged 81 (ib.). 2. Enos, b. about 1790. 3. Lucindn, 
b. 18 Dec. 1791; d. 4 Dec. 1877; m. Joseph Munson. 4. Fannij, 
b. about 1794. 5. Lnrman, b. about 179(); d. s.p. at Oxford about 
1817. (j. Joseph Alva, b. about 1798. 7. Elizabeth Anna, b. about 
ISOl. 

vii. Anna, bapt. 20 Mar. 1761; m. 7 Mar. 1786 Rkuhkn* Hawkins of 
Oxford, later of Maidstone, Vt., b. at New Milford 5 Feb. 1765, 
8. of Zadoc' (4, vi, 4). Child (illegitimate): Ur ana Hyde, bapt. 
17 .]\mo. 1781; m. Solomon Ilinman. 

viii. Jo.^:iMi, bapt. 26 June 176.3; removed to Vermont. 

ix. Kleazeu, bapt. 19 May 1766; d. young. 

X. Lois, bapt. 14 Aug. 1768; m. Joseph Clark. 

xi. Susanna. 

xii. Lucy,* bapt. 5 June 1774. 

22. David^ Woostkr (Thomas,^ Thomas,- Edward^), of Waterl)ury, 

born 5 Jan. 1734/5, died at Naugatuck 14 Jan. 1812, aged 77. 
He married first Mary^ Ounx, horn 12 Jan. 1729/30, died 
5 Oct. 17()1, (lau^btiT of Nathaniel^ (Al)e],^ J()l)aniah,- Jasper^) 
and Sarah (WhcchT); and secondly, 7 Jan. 1702, Axn^ Doo- 
LiTTLE, born at Wallingford 16 Feb. 1739/40, died at Nauga- 
tuck 7 July 1819, aged 79, daughter of Thomas^ (John,' 
Abraham*) and Hannah (Fenn). 
(Iiildren l)y first \vifc:t 

i. Patience,* bapt. at St. James's Church, Derby, 27 May 1753; 
d. unm. at Naugatuck 22 Dec. lS35.t 

ii. Amy, I), at Dc^by 1) Dec. 1754; m. Joseph Beers. 

iii. David, b. at \\ aterl)ury 21 Dec. 1750; d. in Feb. 1757. 

iv. Mary, b. 10 Mar. 17r)0; d. s.p. in June 1796. 

V. Eunice, b. 22 July 1701 ; m. Larradee. 

Children by second wife: 

vi. David, b. 2 Nov. 1702. 

vii. Hannah, b. 10 Oct. 1704; m. Silas Lewis. 

viii. Anna, b. 22 Sept. 1706; d. 28 Sept. 1700. 

ix. Anna, b. 24 Doc. 1707; d. unm. at Naugatuck 8 June 1807, aged 40. 

X. Phebe, b. 2 Mar. 1770; in. John Burton. 

xi. Rebecca, b. 10 May 1772; d. 4 Oct. 1855, aged 84 (Tuttle Genealog>', 
p. 500) ; m. Aaron Tuttle. 

xii. Sybil (twin), b. 31 Aug. 1774; d. 18 July 1843, aged 69 (gravestone 
at Ilamden) ; m. Amasa Tuttle. 

xiii. Daniel (twin), b. 31 Aug. 1774; d. 27 June 1860, aged 86 (grave- 
stone at Middlebury); m. 4 Nov. 1792 Ruth Wheeler, who d. 
22 Nov. 1841, aged 73 (ib.), dau. of Obadiah.^ He was a Method- 
ist preacher. Descendants are given in the "Wooster Genealogy." 

xiv. Naomi, b. 10 June 1770; m. Enos Osborn. 

XV. Ruth (twin), b. 27 June 1778; d. 19 Jan. 1808, aged 90 (gravestone 
at Woodbury); m. John Manville. 

xvi. James Doolittle (twin), b. 27 June 1778. 

xvii. Abigail, b. 27 June 1780; m. Jajied Sanford. 

23. Henry^ Wooster (Thojnas,^ Thomas,^ Edward^), of Seymour, 

•Perhaps the Lucy who married at Oxford, 24 Apr. 1793, Winthrop Bagley of Southbury; 
but she evidently died s.p. before her father. 

fNathaniel Gunn of Waterbury, in his will dated 21 May 1767 and proved 7 Nov. 1769, be- 
queathed to his grandchildren Patience, Mary, Eunice, and Ama Wooster (Woodbury Probate 
Records, vol. 6, p. 170). 

JBenjamin, son of Patience Wooster, was baptized at St. James's Church, Derby, 3 Dec. 1775. 



194 Descendants of Edward Wooster [July 

baptized in the Congregational Church, Derby, 8 May 1737, 
died 30 May 1815, aged 79 (gravestone). He married, 24 
Jan. 1762, Elizabeth Twitchell, born 7 Dec. 1742, died 
23 Sept. 1786, aged 43, daughter of John and Ann (Harger). 

He served through the French and Indian War, from 1756 
to 1762, as a private in the First Company, Second Connecti- 
cut Regiment. The Henry Wooster who served as a private 
from 1777 to 1780 in the ''Connecticut Line'' and in 1781 in 
Colonel Canfield's mihtia at West Point was either this man 
or his son. 

Children : 

i. Henry,5 of Seymour, b. 25 Oct. 1762; d. 11 Feb.' 1824, aged 62 

(gravestone); m. Rebecca .* Children: 1. Abigail,^ b. 

28 June 1789; d. 6 Aug. 1837; m. Ebenezer Clinton (cf. Register, 
vol. 69, p. 199). 2. William, b. 26 Apr. 1791; d. at West Haven 
2 Nov. 1870, aged 90 [sic]; m. 3 Sept. 1812 Sarah Chnton; their 
descendants are given in "Seymour Past and Present," p. 602. 

ii. Enoch, b. 7 May 1765; d. 8 Dec. 1785, aged 21. 

iii. Abigail, bapt. at St. James's Church, Derby, 8 Apr. 1767. 

iv. Agnes, bapt. 10 Sept. 1769. 

v. A CHILD, bapt. 25 Nov. 1773. 

vi. Betsey, b. 26 July 1778; d. 22 Apr. 1832, aged 55 (gravestone); 
m. Maxwell Bryson, a sea captain. Child (illegitimate) : Henry 
Wooster, sea captain, b. before his mother's marriage; d. 12 Nov. 
1842, aged 42; m. Harriet Riggs; his children are given in ''Sey- 
mour Past and Present," p. 605. 

vii. Anne, b. 10 Nov. 1781; d. 6 June 1808, aged 26 (gravestone). 

24. Abraham^ Wooster (Moses,^ Sylvester,^ Edward^) is described 

in 1743 as *'of Derby now Resident in Stratford," and settled 
in Oxford after his marriage. He married at Stratford, in 
Jan. 1754, Rachel Marchant, baptized at Stratford 30 June 
1728, daughter of Hallet and Sarah (Beardsley.)t 
Children (record probably incomplete) : 

i. MosES,^ of Bethlehem, Mass., bapt. in the Congregational Church, 
Oxford, 6 Apr. 1757; m. Obedience^ Hltchcock, b. at Walling- 
ford 8 Oct. 1761, dau. of Titus* (John,^ John,^ Matthias^ and 
Hannah (Munson). 

ii. Marchant, of Seymour, bapt. at St. James's Church, Derby, 29 

Apr. 1759; m. Abigail , who d. 18 Dec. 1832, aged 78 

(gravestone at Seymour). He served as a private in one cam- 
paign under Colonel Webb in 1776, later joined the British and 
was imprisoned, but was released in 1778 and ''allowed to return 
home to his father" upon taking the oath of fidelity. On 2 Jan. 
1780 he enlisted for three years in the "Connecticut Line." Three 
children were baptized at St. James's Church, Derby, viz., 
William Duncan in Oct. 1782 and two others (unnamed) on 1 
Feb. 1787. 

iii. HuLDAH, bapt. at St. James's Church, Derby, 30 Nov. 1766. 

25. Henry^ Wooster (Moses,^ Sylvester,^ Edward^) died about 

*In Seymour Past and Present it is stated (p. 602) that Henry* Wooster's wife was Sarah, 
probably daughter of Samuel and Abigail (Chatfield) Hazelton, and that she died 14 Oct. 1830. 
Derby records, at the birth of the first child of Henry ,8 call his wife Rebecca. 

fThomas Beardsley of Huntington, in his will dated in 1769, bequeathed to his grandchildren 
Rachel Wooster, Elisha Baldwin, and Sarah Baldwin. Sarah Beardsley, born 24 Mar. 1709/10, 
married (1) Hallet Marchant, who died in 1732; and (2) in 1738 Jacob Baldwin. Orcutt's History 
of Stratford, followed therein by the Beardsley Genealogy, erroneously states that this Sarah 
Beardsley married in 1741 Ichabod Lewis. 



1921] Descendants of Edward W coster 195 

1820. He married first, at Woodbury, 30 IVIay 17G0, Mary 
(? Allen),* who died at Waterbury 29 Apr. 1772; and secondly, 
at Wat(T})ury, 5 Jan. 1773, Mercy (Cosiiikr) Gillet, daugh- 
ter of Thomas Coshier and widow of Shadrack Gillet (3, ii, 8).t 

Henry Wooster settled early in Woodbury, and served in 
the French and Indian War in 1758 and 1759 in two Woodbury 
companies. About 1770 he removed to Watertown, then 
the ])arish of Westbury in Waterbury, and shortly after 1781 
to Pawlet, Vt. In 1793 the Episcopal Convention met at 
his house and elected the first bishop of Vermont. 

Children by first wife, recorded at Woodbury: 

i. 8auah,' b. 8 May 17G1. 

ii; Ned Allen, b. 10 Dec. 1762; d. at Waterbury 30 Oct. 1772. 

iii. PuKhK, b. 4 Oct. 1704. 

iv. Nathan, b. G May 1700. 

Children by second wife, born at Watertown: 

V. Mary, b. 5 Sept. 1773; d. 10 May 1775. 

vi. Henry, b. 14 Sept. 1774; d. in 1839; m. Dorothy Baldwin. J 
vii. Naomi, b. 20 Nov. 1777. 
viii. Mary, b. 27 Nov. 1770. 
ix. Rachel, b. 5 Oct. 17sl. 

X. Amos, b. (? at Pawlet, Vt.) perhaps in 1783; d. in 1S3G, aped 56 
[sic]; m. Zerviah II all. t 

26. Elijah'' Woosteu {}foscs,^ Sylvester,- Edward^), of Waterbury 
(apparently of the outlying parish of Salem, now the town of 
Naugatuck), married first, 4 Apr. 17(>4, M.vu'i'* Osborx, born 
at New Haven 20 Sept. 1742, daughter of Daniel^ (Joseph,* 
Joseph,^ Jeremiah,- Thomas') and Obedience (Smith); and 
perhaps secondly, 25 Dec. 1799, being called ''of Salim," 
Anna Bunnell of Oxford. 

He enlisted on 18 Apr. 1761 as a private, to serv^e in the 
French and Indian War, and deserted on 28 July 1761. 
Children by first wife, recorded at Waterbury: 

i. Ephraim,^ b. 17 Sept. 17G4; killed by the explosion of a steamboat 
boiler, 11 Sept. 1S30, aged 06, and bur. in New York (pravestone 
at Seymour); m. Mitty (Vose) Davis (probably his second wife), 
bapt. 8 Oct. 17G9, d. 21 May 1S57, aged 87 (gravestone at Sey- 
mour), dau. of Adam and Rachel (Davis) Vose and widow of 
Joseph Davis. The record of his family is incomplete, but by 
his wife Mitty he had at least two children: 1. Joseph /).,' d. at 
New Iberia 20 Jan. 1832, aged 31 (gravestone). 2. Mary, d. 29 
Aug. 1805, aged 6 mouths (i5.). 

ii. Mary, b. 10 Dec. 1707; d. young. 

iii. Hannah, b. 27 Sept. 1709. 

iv. Mary, b. 28 Dec. 1771. 

V. Sarah, b. 9 May 1774. 
Perhaps others. 

•Her name is printed in Cothren's History of Woodbun,' as Cedin, which is very doubtful. 
Her son Ned Allen was probably named for Col. Edward Allen of South Britain, a parish in the 
town of Southbury, at that time a part of Woodbury. 

tMary Coshier had three children by her first husband, Shadrack Gillet: 1. Jerusha. born 1 
5ept. 17(37; baptized as 'Jerusha Wooster;" married Samuel Starke. On '20 Jan. 17S8 Samuel 
ind Jerusha Wooster Starke of Pawlet, Vt., conveyed land in Derby to Henry Wooster (25) of 
Pawlet, and on 15 Mar. 17SS Henry Wooster conveyed the same property to Abraham Wooster 
(24) of Derby (Derby Deeds, vol. 11, pp. 243, 244). 2. Mary, born 12 Nov. 1769; died 1 May 
1770. 3. David, born 8 Aug. 1771. 

JHollister's History of Pawlet (Albany, 1867), p. 266, gives their children. 

VOL. LXXV. 13 



196 Descendants of Henry Withington [July 

27. Samuel^ Wooster (Nathaniel,^ Sylvester,'^ Edward^), of Oxford, 
married Mary Delavan, probably the ''Widow Mary 
Wooster" who died 13 Feb. 1823, aged 84. 

He served in the French and Indian War, in 1757 as a pri- 
vate in Captain Woodruff's mihtia and in 1760 in the First 
Company, Third Connecticut Regiment. 

Children, baptized at St. James's Church, Derby: 

i. Anna,^ bapt. 24 Feb. 1765. 

ii. Nathaniel, b. 25 Nov. 1766 (gravestone) and bapt. 2 Aug. 1767; 
d. 23 Nov. 1855 (gravestone); m. 5 Feb. 1788 Charity Plumb, 
b. 26 July 1767, d. 25 Dec. 1857. Children: 1. Mamre,^ b. 23 
Sept. 1788;* d. 28 Jan. 1855, aged 67; m. Divine^ Chatfield, bapt. 
20 Aug. 1787, d. 24 Mar. 1860, aged 73, s. of Gideon^ (John,* 
vide supra, 6, iv, 1) and Betsey (Jones). 2. Grace, b. 9 Jan. 1791; 
m. John Smith. 3. Anna Maria, b. 13 Nov. 1793; d. 29 Oct. 
1794. 4. Bennett b. in Oct. 1795; d. 1 Oct. 1883. 5. Clarissa, b. 
4 Mar. 1798; m. Lewis Buckingham. 6. Nathan Ransom, b. 18 
Nov. 1809; m. Antoinette Bassett. 7. Marcus, b. 26 Jan. 1816; 
d. 2 July 1839. 

iii. Mary, b. 10 Dec. 1770;t d. 23 Feb. 1813; m. Jared Barthelme, 
s. of Claudius and Susanna (Plumb). 

iv. Milton, bapt. 18 July 1773. 

V. A child, bapt. in Apr. 1775. 

vi. John Delavan, of Watertown, bapt. 26 Oct. 1777; m. Anne Hitch- 
cock,! who d. 23 May 1831, aged 56, daughter of Timothy of 
Woodbridge. 

vii. Philo, of Schoharie, N. Y., bapt. 31 Oct. 1781; m. 17 May 1806 
Sally Hawkins. 

viii. JosiAH, bapt. 8 Aug. 1784; m. Elizabeth Terrell. 



HENRY WITHINGTON OF DORCHESTER, MASS., 
AND SOME OF HIS DESCENDANTS 

By Frederic Scherer Withington of Des Moines, Iowa 

[Continued from page 154] ii 

20. William^ Withington {John,^ Philip,^ Richard,^ Henry^), of 
Cambridge (Arlington) and Stow, born at Dorchester (Can- 
ton) 17 Oct. 1715, died at Stow 15 Oct. 1793. He married at 
Cambridge (Arlington), about 1735, Sarah Locke of Cam- 
bridge (Arlington), born at Cambridge 10 Apr. 1719, died 
at Stow 11 Aug. 1797, daughter of Francis and EHzabeth 
( Winship) . 

He was one of the original members of the church at what 
is now Arhngton. He moved to Stow in 1747 and was con- 

*1789 by Oxford records; but she is undoubtedly the Mamre who was baptized at St. James's 
Church 2 Nov. 1788. 

tHis two marriages and his descendants are given in Seymour Past and Present, p. 605. 

J1771 by Bible record; but she is probably the child who was baptized at St. James's Church 
30 June 1771. 

§In her will, dated 12 Apr. 1831 and proved 10 June 1831, Anne Wooster named her husband 
John D. Wooster, "my father's estate Timothy Hitchcock of Woodbridge deceased," and three 
daughters, viz., Sophia, wife of Calvin Leavenworth, Anne Matilda, wife of Hezekiah Bucking- 
ham, and Caroline Wooster (Waterbury Probate Records, vol. 8, p. 10). 



1921] Descendants of Henry Withinglon 197 

stable there in 1756. He owned land in Charlestown which 
was conveyed to him by his grandfather, William Russell, in 
1735. 
Children: 

i. John," b. at Cambridge (^Vrlington) 29 Jan. 1736/7; d. there in 
1752. 
30. ii. Francis, b. at CambridRc (Arlington) 27 Aug. 1730. 

iii. Elizabeth, b. at Cambridge (Arlington) 20 May 1741; d. at West- 
minster 5 Mar. 1812; m. (intention recorded at Stow, 1 Dec. 
1760) Nathaniel Woodward of Westminster, b. at Tewksbury 
15 Mar. 1743, s. of John and Mary. Children (order of births 
uncertain): 1. Mar?/. 2. Sarah, b. 2cS June 1768; d. 5 Feb. 1813; 
m. 26 Dec. 1789 Benjamin Harrington. 3. Rebecca. 4. Asa. 
5. Abel, m. Tal)itha Heard. 6. John. 7. Elizabeth. 8. Jemima. 

40. iv. William, b. at Cambridge (Arlington) 16 Jan. 1744. 

41. V. Elisha (twin), b. at Cambridge (Arlington) 21 Mar. 1746. 

vi. Elijah (twin), b. at Cambridge (Arlington) 21 M:ir.l746; d., prob- 
ably unm., in Oct. 1775. He was a soldier in the Revolution. 

42. vii. Samuel, b. at Stow 30 Sent. 1748. 
viii. Martha, 1). about 1749; d. about 1754. 

ix. Sarah, b. at Stow 1 May 1754; d. at Leicester 12 Jan. 1820; m. (1) 
27 Jan. 1774 Silas Whitney of Ashburnham, b. at the plantation 
of NarragaiLsett No. 2 (Westminster) 20 Oct. 1752, cl. at .\sh- 
burnham 14 Nov. 1798, s. of Samuel and Abigail (Fletclier)' m. 
(2) in 1802 Thomas Earle of Leicester. Children by first nus- 
band: 1. Susannah, b. 29 Sept. 1776; m. in Apr. 1707 Josiah 
Brown; eight children, 2. Sila.s, b. 1 Oct. 1779; m. Hannah Cush- 
ing. 3. Sarah, b. 1 .July 1781; d. 14 June 1820; m. 27 Nov. 1800 
Capt. Caleb Wheeler. 4. Samuel, b. 20 May 1783; d. 9 May 
1837; m. 12 Aug. 1802 Abigail Wilder. 5. William, b. 5 Aug. 
1785; d. 22 July 1852; m. (1) 22 May 1808 Lucy Brooks; m. (2) 
7 May 1830 Mercy (Burgess) Bemis. 6. Ohio, b. 22 Mar. 1789; 
d. 23 Mar. 1870; m. (1)3 Jan. 1809 Mary Bolton; m. (2) in June 
1844 Dorothy (Maynard) Brown. 7. Abigail, b. 15 May 1791; 
d. 24 Jan. 1869; m. 8 Nov. 1807 Jesse Ellis; seven children. 8. 
Nana/, h. 19 Nov. 1794; d. 27 Jan. 1871; m. 23 Apr. 1811 Laban 
Cushing; twelve children. 

X. Abigail, b. at Stow 8 Mar. 1757; m. at Harvard, 22 Jan. 1784, 
Phineas Whitcomb of Harvard, b. 7 Mar. 1763, d. after 1824, 
8. of Oliver and Sarah (Whitney). Children: 1. Lucy, b. 21 Mar. 
1786; m. 13 May 1807 Asa Houghton; one son. 2. Phineas, b. 
15 Feb. 1790; d. 7 Sept. 1791 3. Phineas, b. 25 June 1795; d. 
31 Oct. 1804. 4. William, h. 19 Apr. 1799. 

xi. Ruth, b. at Stow 8 Mar. 1759; m. at Stow, 18 Jan. 1781, Abel Est.a- 
BROOKS of Ludlow, Vt. They moved to Fitzwilliam, N. H., about 
1804. Children: 1. Nathan, b. 7 Dec. 1781. 2. Sarah, b. 6 Feb. 
1783; m. Benjamin^ Withington (85). 3. Abigail, h. 1 Feb. 1785. 
4. Arethusa, b. 8 Apr. 1787; m. Eli^ Withington (86). 5. Nancy, 
h. 25 Apr. 1789. 6. Ejws, b. 2 Mar. 1791; d. 31 Oct. 1876; m. 
20 Mar. 1817 Deborah Smith. 7. Lucy, b. 9 Feb. 1793; m. 6 
Feb. 1812 William Hemenway. 8. Polly, b. 10 May 1795. 9. 
Ruth, b. 10 June 1797; m. 15 July 1817 Benjamin Mury of Bran- 
don, Vt. 10. Caroline, b. 14 Oct. 1799; d. 24 Apr. 1879; m. 2 
Apr. 1818 Samuel Ross. 11. Lovina, b. 4 Mar. 1803; d. 3 Mar. 
1875. 

43. xii. Benjamin, b. at Stow 19 June 1761. 

21. John* Withington (John,^ Philip,^ Richard,^ Henry^)^ of Stough- 
ton (Canton), bom at Dorchester (Canton) 7 Mar. 1716/17, 
died at Canton 16 Jan. 1798. He married first, at Stoughton 
(Canton), 22 Jan. 1745/6, Martha Wentworth, born at 



198 Descendants of Henry Withington [July- 

Dorchester 23 Mar. 1716/17, died about 1748, daughter of 
John and Elizabeth (Bailey); secondly, at Stoughton (Can- 
ton), 19 Dec. 1751, Desire Liscom, born 14 Sept. 1734, 
died 19 Oct. 1776, daughter of PhiHp and Desire (Sylvester); 
and thirdly (intention recorded at Stoughton (Canton), 6 
June 1777) Hannah Tucker, who died 4 Mar. 1797. 

He was a lieutenant and captain in the Revolution. 

Child by first wife: 

i. Elizabeth,' b. 15 Feb. 1748; m. at Stoughton, 6 Aug. 1767, Samuel 
Capen, b. at Dorchester 20 Sept. 1745, d, at Canton 7 Oct. 1809, 
s. of Robert and Jane (Lyon). Children: 1. Robert, h. 1 May 
1768. 2. John, b. 11 Mar. 1770; probably m. Betsey Tucker. 

3. Olive, b. 28 Sept. 1772; m. 5 Apr. 1792 Nathaniel Wentworth. 

4. Samuel, b. 27 May 1777; d. 22 Jan. 1863. 

Children by second wife: 

ii. John, b. 29 July 1757; d. between 30 Jan. and 30 Aug. 1789; his 
intention of marriage with Persis Bellows (called in the intention 
'Tierces Bellas") of Southborough was recorded at Stoughton 
(Canton) 30 Jan. 1789, but his death soon afterwards prevented 
the marriage. She was born 13 Nov. 1771, dau. of Jotham and 
Abigail, and m. (intention recorded at Southborough, 30 Aug. 
1790) Thomas Graves. 

iii. Desire, b. 16 Dec. 1700; m. (intention recorded at Stoughton 
(Canton), 15 Dec. 1782) Gen. Elijah Crane, b. at Stoughton 
(Canton) 29 Aug. 1754, d. at Canton 21 Feb. 1834, s. of Thomas 
and Mary (Fenno). He seems to have married (2) 23 Sept. 1826 
Mrs. Keziah Cleaveland of Medfield. Children: 1. Elijah, b. 13 
Sept. 1786. 2. Philip, b. 26 Aug. 1788. 3. John Thomas, b. 21 
Mar. 1791. 4. Harriet, b. 26 Mar. 1793; d. 1 Mar. 1830; m. (1) 
18 Dec. 1817 Col. Bethuel Drake; m. (2) 19 Jan. 1825 Elijah 
Atherton. 5. Mary, b. 20 Jan. 1799. 6. Phineas Miller, b. 28 
Nov. 1804; d. 14 Aug. 1882; m. 10 Dec. 1833 Susan H. Dwight 
of Dedham. 

iv. Sarah, b. at Stoughton 28 June 1765; d. apparently s.-p.] m. at 
Stoughton, 15 Sept. 1786, Dr. Samuel Dunbar Searles of 
Stoughton, b. at Dorchester 3 Apr. 1763, s. of John and Mary 
(Bishop). 

V. Philip, b. 6 July 1767; d. 6 Jan. 1788. 

vi. Martha, b. at Stoughton 10 Aug. 1770; m. at Stoughton, 4 July 
1790, Lemuel Smith, b. 13 Mar. 1768, d. at Stoughton 5 Nov. 
1846, s. of Asahel and Sarah (Badlam). Child: 1. Marcus, b. 
15 June 1791. 

22. Edward-^ Withington (John,^ Philip,^ Richard,^ Henry^), of 
Stoughton, nliller, born at Dorchester (Canton) 3 Dec. 1719, 
died at Stoughton in 1793. He married at Stoughton, 20 
Oct. 1742, Hannah Bailey, born at Dorchester 28 Mar. 
1720, died at Stoughton in 1811, ''Aged 92," daughter of 
Edward and Hannah (Fales). 

He was a soldier in the Revolution. 

Children, born at Stoughton: 

44. i. Henry Bailey,« b. 4 Aug. 1743. 

ii. Edward, b. 4 Feb. 1744/5; d. 25 Jan. 1747/8. 

45. iii. Mather, b. 4 Apr. 1747. 

iv. Hannah, b. 9 Mar. 1748/9; d. at Walpole 23 Jan. 1778; m. at 
Stoughton, 1 June 1775, Charles Page of Walpole. He m. (2) 
(intention recorded 11 Sept. 1778) Mary Wales, by whom he had 
twelve children; m. (3) 2 Apr. 1809 Ehzabeth Henry. Children: 
1. Rebecca, b. 17 Nov. 1776; m. Samuel Talbot. 2. Hannah, b. 



ig21] Deacenddnts of Henry Withuvjiun 199 

23 Jan. 1778; d. 20 Feb. 1778. 
40. V. KmvAUD, 1). .'il Auji. 1751. 

47. vi. .John, I>. in 1753. 

48. vii. S.\MiKL, \). in 1757. 

viii. RuA.MAii, b. in 17G1; d. at Canton 8 Apr. 1S3U; m. at Sharon, 5 
Oct. 1783, EruKALM Smith of Sharon, b. 10 Oct. 175-1, s. of 
Ephrairn and IClizabcth (Pierce). Children (order of birth.s un- 
certain): 1. Klizdix'th. 2. Asa. 3. Hannah, b. in 1793; d. 10 July 
1S32; m. Hial IMiillifw. 4. William, d. young. 5. MiUicenty m. 
and lived at Walpole. 

as. Ebenkzkr* WiTifiNGTON (Ebrnczcr,^ Philip,^ Richard,' Ilenn/)^ 
of Dorchester, horn at Dorchostor l\) Oct. 1729, (Hod in 1800. 
Ho married at Dorchester, 9 Dec. 1755, Mauy Pkkston, 
born at Dorchester 24 Oct. 1735. died there 13 Aii^. 17G2, 
daughter of Capt. Daniel and Mary (Pierce). 

He was a sohher in the Hevohition. 

(,'hildren, born at Dorchester: 

40. i. Matmkk/ b. 2S July 1757. 

li. Mauy, b. 31 Mar. 175'J; d. 28 Oct. 1825; ra. (1) in Boston, 3 Jan. 

1782, SASfUEL Hauuett, 8. of Samuel; ra. (2) Hatnes. 

(Children by first hu.^iband fnrder of birtlw unknown): 1. Samuel. 
2. Jdtnrs, d. 22 Dee. 1S27. 3. FMn^zrr. 
iii. Sauam, b. 1) Au^;. \im; d. at !>.' - 20 Oct. lS-20; m. at Dor- 
chester, 4 Dee. 17vS3, Tiiom.vs M v, b. at D«)rrht^ter 1 Juno 

1759, d. then» 11 Jan. 18,36, s. of Thomjv* and Iv<ther (DaviH). 
Children: 1. Mary PreMon, b. 20 Sept. 178-t; d. at Dorcln^ter 11 
Oct. isr)7;m. (1)' 12 Oct. 1S()() Phineha.s WithinKton (16, i, 1); 
m. (2) 20 S<'pt. 1S27 Capt. Eln'nezrr Eaton. 2. Sarah, b. 17 Nov. 
1788; d. 4 July 1^71; m. 20 Mar. 1809 LcwLs Pierce. 3. KlizaUth, 
b. 11 Sept. 1792; d. unm. 29 Juno 1813. 4. Thornoji Mather, b. 
in AuR. 179<); d. 19 Oct. 1877; m. 9 Jan. 1S2.3 Jane U. Pierce. 
6. Flnvcl, b. () .Mar. 179S; m. 19 Oct. 1S25 .Mary .Vnn Ockington. 
6. Klushd, b. 4 Dec. 1S02; d. unm. 22 June 1832. 

50. iv. Da.niel, b. 28 July 1762. 

34. PiiiLU'* WiTHiNGTON {EbcTiezcr,* Philip,^ Rirhard,- Herinf), of 
Dorchester, born at Dorchester 3 Dec. 1731, died there in 
Sept. 1808. He married at Dorchester, 29 May 1755, Abigail 
Weeks, born at Dorciiester 29 Aui:. 1730. died there 9 Aur. 
1805, daughter of Joseph and Abigail (Pierce) (Withington) 
(vide supra, 9, footnote). 

He was a soldier in the Revolution, serving at Dorchester 
Heights in the siege of Boston. 

Children, born at Dorchester: 

i. Philip,' b. 11 Mar. 1756; d. unm. at Dorchester 8 June 1836. He 
is said to have been so small at birth that he could have been put 
into a quart meju^ure. He wa.-^ always small in stature, but was 
remembered as an old gentleman of much dignity. He was a 
soldier in the Uevolution. 

ii. Katharine Mather, b. 12 Feb. 175S; d. unm. in Sept. 1825. 
fll. iii. Joseph Weeks, b. 20 Sept. 1759. 

iv. Abigail, b. 12 Apr. 1762; d. unm. 18 Oct. 1704. 

▼. Ebenezer, b. 11 Nov. 1763; d. s.p. at Brighton (now a part of Bos- 
ton) 8 Mar. 1845; m. at Newton, 3 May 1703, Sar.\h Thwing, 
b. at Newton 15 Dec. 1760, d. at Brighton 16 May 1846, dau. 
of John and Sarah (Chamberhiin). 

ri. Lois, b. 25 Mar. 1766; m. (1) at Dorchester, 20 Nov. 1704, Jox.\- 

THAN Chase Freeze of Dorchester; m. (2) Carr; m. (3) 

Smtth. 



200 Descendants of Henry Withington [July 

vii. William, b. 15 June 1769; d. 24 Jan. 1771. 

25. William^ Withington (Williamy^ Philip,^ Richard,^ Henry^)^ of 

Stoughtonham (Sharon), born at Dorchester 16 July 1736, 
died at Sharon 2 Sept. 1806. He married at Stoughton, 5 
May 1763, Elizabeth^ Richards, born at Stoughton 3 May 
1740, died at Sharon 22 July 1795, daughter of William* 
and EHzabeth (Baker). 

He was a soldier in the Revolution. 

Children, born at Stoughtonham (Sharon) : 

i. WiLLiAM,« b. 14 May 1764; d. 21 Oct. 1775. 

52. ii. Nathaniel, b. 24 Mar. 1766. 

iii. Elizabeth, b. 23 Mar. 1768; d. unm. 11 May 1804. 

iv. Sarah, b. 19 June 1770; d. 25 Oct. 1775. 

V. Catharine, b. 27 Jan. 1773; d. unm. 23 May 1796. 

53. vi. William, b, 28 Feb. 1777. 

26. Philip^ Withington (William,^ Philip,^ Richardj^ Henry^), of 

Stoughtonham (Sharon), born at Dorchester 24 Feb. 1737/8, 
died 7 Oct. 1797. He married at Stoughton, 19 Oct. 1762, 
Rebeckah Fuller of Stoughton, born in the South Precinct 
of Stoughton (Sharon) 22 Mar. 1742, died at Sharon 4 Jan. 
1823, daughter of Dea. Jeremiah and Hannah (Newell). 

He was a sergeant in the Revolution. 

Children, born at Stoughtonham (Sharon) : 

i. Rebeckah," b. 10 Mar. 1764; d. 22 Mar. 1764. 

ii. Hannah, b. 6 Feb. 1765; d. unm. 17 Sept. 1796. 

iii. Philip, b. 10 Feb. 1767; d. unm. 23 Sept. 1792. 

54. iv. Ebenezer, b. 29 Mar. 1769. 

V. Elijah, b. 19 Oct. 1771; d. s.p. 19 Feb. 1858; m. (1) 19 Dec. 1799 
Mary (Trow) Welch, b. at Charlestown 21 July 1758; d. in 
New York City 11 Dec. 1841, dau. of Bartholomew and Mary 
(Call) Trow and widow of Ebenezer Welch of Boston;* m. (2) 
. He was a coffee merchant in New York City. 

vi. Rebeckah, b. 24 Apr. 1774; d. at Roxbury 13 Oct. 1812; m. at 
Walpole, 26 Dec. 1799, Laban' Lewis of Canton, b. at Stoughton 
12 Apr. 1764, d. at Canton 19 July 1842, s. of James Hawkes' 
and Lydia (Pratt). He m. (2) 20 Feb. 1823 Abigail Endicott, 
b. 7 May 1771, dau. of James and Abigail (Puffer). Children: 
1. Joel, b. 5 Nov. 1800. 2. Rebecca, b. 17 Mar. 1803; m. (intention 
recorded 14 Sept. 1845) Thomas Hanscomb, widower of her sister 
Julia Ann. 3. Hannah Newell, b. 25 July 1805. 4. Julia Ann, 
b. 1 Apr. 1808; d. about 1844; m. 29 Oct. 1842 Thomas Hanscomb, 
who afterwards m. her sister Rebecca. 5. Esther, b. 9 June 1810. 

vii. Joseph (twdn), b. 4 Nov. 1776; d. 27 Sept. 1778. 

viii. Deborah (twin), b. and d. 4 Nov. 1776. 

ix. Esther, b. 27 June 1779; d. 9 Mar. 1791. 

55. X. Newell, b. 22 Feb. 1782. 

27. Abiel^ Withington (Ahiel,^ ? Joseph,^ Richard,^ Henry^), of 

Roxbury and Dorchester, baptized in the First Church at 
Dorchester in Jan. 1720/1, died at Roxbury 3 Mar. 1804. 
He married in the First Congregational Church of West Rox- 
bury (then a part of Roxbury and now a part of Boston), 4 
Oct. 1750, Mary White, who died at Dorchester 22 Jan. 
1818, ''Aged 97. '^ It is beheved that she was a daughter of 

•Ebenezer Welch, born 11 Oct. 1752, died 13 Sept. 1797, married 10 Feb. 1785 Mary Trow, 
by whom he had four children. 



1921] Descendants of Henry Withington 201 

Eleazer* (Daniel,' Peregrine,^ William*) and Mary (Dop^gett) 
White, and in that case she was born at Marshfield 23 Mar. 
1720/1. 

In Sept. 1765 judgment wa< obtained against Jerattmet 
[? Jcrathnieel] Wheeler of Uoxbury in favor of Abiel Withing- 
ton (Suffolk Deeds, lib. 105, fo. 152). Noah Clapp, in his 
hst of strangers in Dorchester, states that Abiel Withington 
and his family came into Dorchester to live in 1771, from 
Roxbury (Register, vol. 01, page 40). 

Child: 
5G. i. AuiKL* (or Abel), probably b. about 1751. 

28. Joseph'^ Withington {Henry* Joseph,^ Richard,'^ Hcnn/), of 

St ought on and Palmer, born at Milton 29 Dec. 1722, 
died at Palmer 1 Jun(i 1800. He married first, at Stoughton, 
11 June 1745, Jemlma (Jill, born at Dorchester 29 Apr. 1722, 
died before 1798, daughter of Benjamin and Abigail (Fales); 
and secondly fint(Mition recorded 20 Mar. 1798) Susannah 
Shaw of Brimlield, who died s.p. at Palmer 29 Nov. 1805. 

He was a soldier of the Revolution. Soon after the War he 
moved to Palmer, having bought property there 3 Apr. 1783. 

Children by first wife, born at Stoughton: 

i. Benjamin," h. 19 Sept. 1740; {irohahiy d. yt)un>^. 

ii. Rebeckah, b. 29 Nov. 1747; probably d. youn^;. 

iii. Miriam (pn)b;il)ly duu. of Josonli), b. abt)ut 1750; m. at Stouphton, 
19 Si'pt. 1771, Rev. Jodt'dian Adams officiating;, Joseph Cuiaow 
of lloxbur}', b. at WcyiiKUith 11 May 174S, s. of Thoraan and 
Mary (Bolter). He was a soldier of the Revolution. Noah Clapp, 
in his list of strangers in Dorcfiester, stat^\s that Miriam Witn- 

inpton camo into Dorchester to live in 1709, from (Reo- 

iSTEii, vol. 01, pa^e 40). 

iv. Jemima, b. about 175;^; d. at Palmer 25 May 1S29, aged 70; in. at 
Palmer, 7 Feb. 1793, Euenezeh Wadswortii, b. about 1752, 
d. at Pahner 20 Mar. 1825, aged 73. 

29. James^ Withington (Hopestill,^ Richard,* John,^ Richard,^ 

Henry^), born at Dorchester 3 Jan. 1731/2, died there 20 Sept. 
1795. He married at Dorchester, 2 Dec. 1754, Elizabeth 
Searles, born at Dorchester 17 Dec. 1732, died there 10 Dec. 
1787, daughter of Robert and Sarah (Maudsley). 

He was a soldier in the Revolution, as were also his sons 
Robert, James, and John, all having records of long and dis- 
tinguished service. 

Children, born at Dorchester: . 

i. Mary,7 b. 19 Dec. 1754; ra. 20 May 1779 William Tilden, b. at 
Stoughton (Canton) 9 Sept. 1755, s. of Elijah and Ruth (Wads- 
worth). Children: 1. Lydia, b. 28 June 17S0. 2. Benjamin, b. 
21 Feb. 1782. 

57. ii. Robert, b. 1 Feb. 1750. 

58. iii. James, b. 17 Apr. 1757. 

iv. John, b. 20 Aug. 175S; d. s.p. at Dorchester 9 July 1825; m. in 
Boston, 18 May 1790, Susannah Gushing, b. in Boston about 
1704, d. at Dorchester 8 June 1838, aged 74, dau. of Benjamin 
and Susannah (Salter).* John Witliington had a long and briUiant 
record of service as a soldier in the Revolution. 

•The Gushing Genealogy states that she married (2) Solomon Bryant of Middleborough, but 
this is an error. She did not marry again. 



202 Descendants of Henry Withington [July 

V. Susannah, b. 9 Mar. 1760; d. s.p. at Milton 1 May 1793; m. in 
Boston, 13 Apr. 1792, Jabez Sumner, b. at Milton 2 Apr. 1759, 
d. there 11 Feb. 1812, s. of Jazaniah and Judith (Ingraham). He 
m. (2) 3 Sept. 1794 Eliza Gay, and had by her four children. 

vi. Sarah, b. 10 Oct. 1762; d. at Dorchester 22 Oct. 1831 ; m. in Boston, 
7 Sept. 1783, William Henley, Jr. Child: 1. William, b. about 
1784; d. 20 Sept. 1849, aged 65; m. 10 Nov. 1806 his second cousin, 
Ehzabeth Searles Bird (31, ii, 1), b. 16 Sept. 1782, d. 15 July 
1848, dau. of Samuel and Susannah (Withington). 

vii. Salter, b. 19 Feb. 1764; m. in Boston, 15 Jan. 1786, Mary Fother- 
GILL, perhaps dau. of Richard. No record of children.* 

viii. William, b. 4 Jan. 1766; perhaps m. at Watertown (intention 
recorded 11 Mar. 1810) Lydia Dana, b. at Stow 16 May 1777, 
dau. of John and Mary. 

ix. Elijah, b. 18 Oct. 1767; d. at Dorchester 29 Jan. 1832; perhaps m. 
in Boston, 17 Feb. 1805, Margaret Lovering. No record of 
children. 

59. X. Henry, b. 18 Apr. 1771. 

60. xi. Stephen, b. 16 Jan. 1773. 

30. Thomas^ Withington {Hopestill,^ Richard,^ John,^ Richard,^ 
Henry^), born at Dorchester 3 June 1733, died there 11 Feb. 
1821. He married first (intention, which styles him ^'of Castle 
Wilham," recorded at Braintree in Aug. 1757) Sarah Dyer, 
who died at Dorchester 26 Apr. 1768, perhaps daughter of 
John and Ruth (Littlefield) ; and secondly, at Dorchester, 
30 Nov. 1768, Sarah Allen, perhaps daughter of George 
and Mary (Talbot) and in that case sister of Mary Allen, 
wife of his brother, Elijah Withington (31). 

He and two of his sons, Elijah and Thomas, were soldiers 
in the Revolution, and Ehjah was killed in action. 

Children by first wife, born at Dorchester: 

i. EuJAH,/ b. 26 Nov. 1757; d. unm. 17 or 19 Sept. 1777 (killed in ac- 
tion in the Revolution), 
ii. Sarah, b. 11 Nov. 1759; d. 8 Oct. 1760. 
iii. Rhoda, b. 30 June 1761; d. 18 Sept. 1761. 

61. iv. Samuel, b. about Feb. 1763. 

62. V. Thomas, b. 13 Sept. 1764. 

vi. Sarah, b. 30 Mar. 1766; d. at Wrentham 31 Dec. 1828; m. in Boston, 
31 May 1787, Joseph Whittemore. Children: 1. Sarah, b. 16 
Jan. 1788; d. 26 Oct. 1845; m. 5 July 1804 Elijah^ Withington 
(94), q.v. 2. Joseph, b. in 1789. 3. Susannah Payson, b. in Oct. 
1790. 4. Charlotte, b. in Apr. 1792. 5. Clarissa, b. in Jan. 1794. 

vii. Nathaniel, b. 5 Mar. 1768; d. 13 Feb. 1770. 

Children by second wife, bom at Dorchester : 

viii. Charlotte, b. 26 Aug. 1769; d. 12 Feb. 1770. 
ix. Elizabeth, b. 14 Dec. 1770; d. 28 Jan. 1775. 

63. X. Isaac, b. 7 Aug. 1772. 

xi. Elizabeth, b. after Jan. 1775; d. 10 Feb. 1818; m. (1) 

Allen; m. (2) at Dorchester, 9 May 1802, Barzillai Goodwin. 
Child by first husband: 1. Richard, b. at Braintree. 

31. Elijah^ Withington (Hopestill,^ Richard,^ John,^ Richard,^ 
Henry^), born at Dorchester 12 Jan. 1734/5, died 17 Mar. 
1778, while serving in the Revolutionary Army. He married 
at Dorchester, 22 May 1760, Mary Allen, born at Stough- 

•George Pierce married in Boston, 9 Oct. 1809, Mary Withington of Milton. Perhaps she 
was the widow of Salter Withington. 



11. 



111. 



1921] Descendants of Ilcnry Withington 203 

ton 31 Mar. 1731, died at Dorchester 25 Oct. 1771, daufihter 
of Georj^e and Mary (Talbot) and perhaps sister of Sarah, 
second wif(j of his brother, Thomas Withington (30). 
Children, born at Dorchester: 

i. Mary,^ h. 24 Mar. 1761; d. at Dorchester 18 Dec. 1819; m. in Bos- 
ton, .'iO Apr. 17s2, Sa.mukl F(jwlkk, b. at Dorchester S Aur. 
1751), d. tliere II Dec. 1800, s. of Stei)hen and Ann. Children: 
1. Elizabeth, b. li July 1782. 2. Polly Allen, b. 19 Nov. 1784; d. 
unm. 15 Ai)r. IS\'2. 3. Hannah, b. Jan. 1787. 4. Samuel, b. 
in Apr. 17.V.); d. 25 July ISIS; m. 29 Nov. ISU) Mary Kin^, who 
m. (2) at Milton, 11 Feb. lS2;i, Lx^mueF Withington (G9), q.v.^ 
third cou.sin onre removed of her fir^^t hu.sband; one child. 5. 
Lucy WUhinglon, b. 23 Jan. 1792. 
Su.sA.s'.N'AH, b. 7 July 17»>4; probably d. at Dorchester 20 Dec. 1834; 
rn. in Boston, 30 Apr. 17S2, Samukl Bird, Jr., b. at Norton 26 
Apr. 1759, d. at Dorchester 14 .\pr. 1824, .s. of Samuel and Eliza- 
beth (Searles). Children : 1. Elizalteth Searles, b. 16 Sept 1782; 
d. 15 July 1848; m. 10 Nov. 1S06 her second cousin, William 
Henley (29, vi, 1). b. about 1781, d. 20 Sept. 1849, aged 05, s. 
of William and Sarah (Withington). 2. Samuel, b. 16 Dec. 
17S5; d., probably unm., 14 S4'|)t. lsr2. 3. Hannah, b. 8 Nov. 
17vSS; perhaj).s m. 19 May ISll Jacob Kdson and d. 19 May 
1840. 4. Elijah, b. 10 Mar. 1791. 5. William, b. 15 Feb. 1794. 
6. Lemuel, b. 2 Aun- 1790. 7. Stephen, b. 18 .Mar. 1800. 
Hannah, b. 2 Jun(; 1767; d. at Canton 5 May 1S4S; m. (1) at Dor- 
chest<'r, 30 Au^. 17S1), Thomas Howk, b. at Dedham 7 July 
1765, d. there 22 Dec. 1805, .s. of Thomtis and Hannah (I^eed.s); m. 
(2) at Canton, 11 Sept. 1808, Gen. Nathan Crane of Canton, b. 
at Stouphton 19 Nov. 1748, d. at Canton 31 Dec. 1837, s. of Elihu 
and Elizabeth (Houghton). Children by first husband: 1. Charles, 
b. 18 Jan. 1791; d. S Dec. 1795. 2. Elijah, b. 21 Oct. 1792; d. 
30 Nov. 18S0; m. (1) 26 Mar. 1S26 Prudence Clark; m. (2) 18 
Nov. 1S34 Julia Gay. 3. Hannah, b. 23 Dec. 1795; d. 25 July 
1816; m. Alexander French. 4. Calnn, b. 15 Mar. 1799; d. 27 
June 1829; m. 5 June 1S22 Polly Richardson. 

iv. Lucy, b. 20 Sept. 1770; perhaps m. at Roxbury, 15 Sept. 1796, 
Stkphen Goodnough. 

82. Samuel^ Withington {Samuel,^ Samuel,^ John,^ Richard,* 
Hcnrif), born at Dorchester 8 Feb. 1747, died there 29 Apr. 
1822. He married first, at Dorchester, 22 Nov. 1770, Mary 
Howe, born at Dorchester 17 Oct. 1750. ched there 12 Nov. 
1789, daughter of Samuel and Ehzabeth (Clap); and secondly, 
at Dorchester, 9 Dec. 1790, Lucy Tilestox, born at Dor- 
chester 19 Dec. 1760, died there 16 Feb. 1838, daughter of 
Elisha and Elizabeth (Bowman). 

He was a soldier in the Revolution. 

Children by first wife, born at Dorchester: 

i. Mary,^ b. 23 Sept. 1771; d. 22 Nov. 1S57; m. at Roxbury 5 Dec. 
1793, Capt. James Robinson, b. at Dorchester 17 July 1756, 
d. there 29 Mar. 1808, s. of James and Sarah (Breck) and brother 
of Stephen Robinson, who m. Mary Withington's cousin, Hannah^ 
Withington (33, ii). Cliild: 1. Susannah Bird, b. 25 Dec. 1794; 
m. 9 Jan. 1821 Samuel P. Loud. 

ii. Samuel, b. 12 Aug. 1773; d. 11 Apr. 1776. 

iii. Jane, b. 23 Sept. 1775; d. 28 Oct. 1853; m. 1 Jan. 1804, as his second 
wife,* Euclid Tileston, b. at Dorchester 6 Apr. 1766, d. there 
10 Aug. 1848, s. of Nathaniel and Ehzabeth (Biggs). Children: 

•Euclid Tileston married (1) 16 Oct. 1791 Hannah Badlam, who died 26 Aug. 1801, lea%-ing 
four children. 



204 Descendants of Henry Withington [July 

1. Samuel, b. 26 Feb. 1805; d. 17 Jan. 1873. 2. Manj Elizabeth, 
b. 18 Feb. 1807; d. 14 Oct. 1856. 3. James Robinson, b. 22 Jan. 
1809; d. 19 July 1833. 4. Hannah Jane, b. 11 Apr. 1811. 5. 
Alfred, b. 1 Nov. 1813; d. 19 Nov. 1857. 6. Charles, b. 6 July 
1817. 

iv. Samuel, b. 2 Oct. 1778; d. s.p. at Dorchester 19 Sept. 1854; m. at 
Dorchester, 18 June 1812, Abigail Oliver, b. about 1777, d. 
at Dorchester 22 Oct. 1853, aged 76, dau. of Andrew and Abigail. 
Samuel Withington was a major, United States Cavalry, and was 
commonly called ''Major Sam." 

V. Lydia, b. 13 Alar. 1784; d. unm. at Dorchester 15 May 1869. In 
The Bostonian Society Publications, vol. 7, p. 87, footnote, it 
is stated that on 30 June 1799 [when she was fifteen years old], 
as a pupil at Mrs. Rowson's school in Boston, she worked in silk 
a map of Boston Harbor, which is now in the museum of the 
Bostonian Society, at the Old State House in Boston. 

33. Ebenezer® Withington (Samuel,^ Samuel,^ John,^ Richard,^ 

Henry^), born at Dorchester 23 Sept. 1753, died there 2 Oct. 
1832. He married first, at Dorchester, 19 Dec. 1775, his second 
cousin, Elizabeth Baker, born at Dorchester 25 Apr. 1753, 
died there 14 Apr. 1776, daughter of George (3, viii, 7) and 
Mary (Wiswell) (Jones); and secondl}^, at Dorchester, 29 
Feb. 1780, Mary Preston, born at Dorchester 29 July 1753, 
died there 4 Sept. 1821, daughter of Edward and Mary (Pay- 
son). 

He was a soldier of the Revolution, with a record of long 
and distinguished service. During the Revolutionary War he 
kept a diary, which is now in the possession of one of his de- 
scendants. 

Child by first wife: 
i. Elizabeth,' b. at Dorchester 31 Mar. 1776; d. unm. 30 June 1792. 

Children by second wife, born at Dorchester: 

ii. Hannah, b. 5 Dec. 1780; d. at Dorchester 4 Nov. 1858; m. at Dor- 
chester, 11 Apr. 1805, Stephen Robinson, b. at Dorchester 23 
Aug. 1776, s. of James and Sarah (Breck) and brother of Capt. 
James Robinson, who m. Hannah Withington's cousin, Mary' 
Withington (32, i). Children: 1. Stephen Augustus, b. 3 May 
1806; d. 9 June 1863; m. (1) 9 June 1831 Mary Capen; m. (2) 22 
Apr. 1852 Roxanna Curtis. 2. James Ebenezer, b. 16 Aug. 1810; 
d. 11 Mar. 1811. 3. James Withington, b. 21 Feb. 1812; d. 9 Apr. 
1813. 4. Hannah Withington, b. 10 July 1814; d. 11 Oct. 1875; 
m. 22 Sept. 1841 Rev. Elijah W. Tucker. 5. John Flavel, b. 29 
Jan. 1817; m. 10 Sept. 1839 Rhoda M. Bailey. 6. Mary Withing- 
ton, b. 30 Apr. 1819; d. unm. 7. Edward Breck, b. 29 May 1821; 
m. 23 Sept. 1858 Julia Barber. 

iii. Mary Payson, b. 23 June 1782; d. unm. 8 Mar. 1868. 

64. iv. James Harvey, b. 1 Feb. 1785. 

65. V. Lewis, b. 15 June 1796. 

34. Edward^ Withington {Samuel,^ Samuel,^ John,^ Richard,^ 

Henry^), born at Dorchester 23 May 1755, died there 14 
Aug. 1826. He married, 18 Sept. 1777, Eunice Tucker, 
born at Milton 19 Jan. 1756, died at Dorchester 29 Aug. 
1830, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth of Milton. 

He was a soldier in the Revolution. He lived successively 
at Ashburnham, Winchendon, Roxbury, and Dorchester. 



1921] Descendants of Henry Withington 205 

Children: 

i. Saiiah,' h. at Ashburnham 24 Mar. 1778; d. at Ix-xington IH July 
1H()'J: ni. at D()rch('Kt<'r, 28 Au^. 180,'^, Josiah Hkyant of I>'xinn- 
toii, b. at Ucadiii^^ (Wakefield; 20 June 1778. d. at Ix*xingt<>i4l4 
Nov. 1837, s. of Josiah and Lydia (Green). Children: 1. Susannah 
Tucker, b. 11 July 1804; d. 23 Aug. 1885; m. 18 May 1834 Capt. 
William D. Phelp.s. 2. Cynthia, b. 7 Oct. 1800; d. 23 June 1873; 
m. 11 Oct. 1.S30 Benjamin ShurtlefT, Jr. 3. Sarah, b. 13 July 
1800; d. 30 Dec. 1803; m. 8 Feb. 1830 Charlea E. Kllm.H. 4. 
Albert Withxuijtun, b. Ki Feb. 1814; d. 21 Nov. 1902; m. (1) 9 
Majy 18,38 Flizabeth Wellington; m. (2) 23 Aug. 1841 Nancy 
Wellin^iton, si.ster of his fir><t wife. 

ii. Eu.NicK, b. at Winehendon 14 Apr. 1781; d. at Dorchester 11 July 
1845; m. at Dorche.ster, 27 Oct. 1803, Sa.mlkl Howe, b. at Dor- 
chester 20 Nov. 1778, d. there 28 Dea 1848, 8. of Isaac and Sarah 
(Wiswell) and brother of Jacob Howe, who m. Eunice Withing- 
tou'8 sister Jane. Children (order of births uncertain): 1. Harriet. 
2. Samuel AU>ert. 3. Caroline. 4. Mary Jane, m. Hill. 

6. Jonalfian. 0. Eunice Harriet, d. unm. 7. Sarah Elizabeth, m. 
JamcH Shari). 8. Ann Maria, m. Elisha H. Proton. 9. Martha 
Lee, m. \N illiam Tolnum. 

iii. Elizauktii Tucker, b. at Winehendon 4 May 17K3; d. 28 Mar. 
1809; rn. at Dorchester, 12 June 18()S, Aauon Nixon of Framing- 
ham, b. about 17S2. d. 29 Dec. \Siui, aged S\, «. of John and Eliza- 
beth (Haynes). Cnildren: 1. Eliza Jane, b. 5 Mar. 1809; d. «.p. 

19 I'\'i). 1875; m. 24 Dec. 1833 her fourth cousin once removed, 
Abijah White^ Withington (51, v), b. at DorchcvSter 11 Nov. 
1801, d. in Jan. 1880, s. of Joseph Weeks* and Elizalu'th (White). 

•- 2. Eunice Tucker, b. ti June isU. 3. Lucy WithitKjtnn, b. It) July 

1814; d. 31 Dec. 18J2. 4. John Warren, b. 7 Si-pt. 1810. 5. Sarah 
Ann, b. 11 S<^pt. Is21. 0. Anna Parker liulley, b. 9 Nov. 1828; 
d. 30 Mar. 1873; m. William Sharj). 
00. iv. Alpukus Moohs. b. at Winehendon 14 .\ug. 1785. 
07. v. 1m)Waiii), b. at Winehendon 29 Dec. 1787. 

vi. Jane, b. at Ko.xbury 3 May 17'.K); d. 2 Jan. 1855; m. at Dorche.>«tor, 

20 Aug. 1812, Ja( on Howe, b. at Dorchester 12 June 1788. 8. of 
I.saac and Sarah (Wiswell) and brother of Samuel Howe, wno m. 
Jane Withington's sister Eunice. Children (order of births uncer- 
tain): 1. Harriet. 2. Edward. 3. Caroline, m. Henry Davenport. 
4. Francis, m. Hardy. 5. Jacob AUrnzo. 

OS. vii. Samuel, b. at Dorchester Apr. 1793. 

viii. Lucy, b. at Dorchester 11 Oct. 1795; d. in Apr. 1872; m. at Dor- 
chester, 12 Vvr. ISIO, John Meaks, s. of John and Sarah (Robin- 
son). C'hiidren: 1. Lucy Withington, b. 13 Sept. 1818; m. 11 Oct. 
1837 I^)renzo Prouty. 2. Sarah Robinson, b. 31 Mar. 1820; d. 31 
Aug. 1820. 3. John, b. 17 Aug. 1821. 4. Lemuel Robinson, b. 
Feb. 1825. 5. Sarah Elizabeth, b. 8 Jan. 1827; m. 15 June 
1818 Edward A. Dammers. 0. Ann Brown, b. 22 Nov. 1829; 
d. unm. 5 Mar. 1847. 7. George Washington, b. Aug. 1834. 

ix. Hannah, b. at Dorchester 24 Nov. 1797; d. at Springwater, N. Y., 
31 Mar. 1878; m. 23 Feb. 1818 Parker Hall Pierce of Little 
Compton, R. L, b. 11 Dec. 1794, d. 25 June 1875, s. of William 
and Eleanor. Children: 1. Parker Hall, b. 8 Feb. 1819; m. 15 
Sept. 1853 Jane E. Hlancher. 2. Hannah Elizabeth, b. 4 Apr. 
1821 ; m. 1 Jan. 1839 Daniel B. Woods. 3. Francis M., h. 20 Mar 
1824; d. 29 Nov. 1S24. 4. Williaju Henry, b. 27 Dec. 1825; d. 
unm. 5. George A., h. 2 July 1S2S; m. Josephine Hopkins. 0. 
Eliza Jane, b. 23 Oct. 1831; m. 15 Sept. 1852 Robert McCarthy. 

7. Sarah W., b. 15 Apr. 1S30; d. 10 Dec. 1859; m. 9 June 1858 
Marcus O. Austin. 

X. Albert, b. 11 Mar. 1800; d. 18 Dec. 1800. 

35. Lemuel® Withington {Samuel,^ Samuel,* John,^ Richard,^ 



206 Deiirendants of Henry Withington [July 

Henry^), born at Dorchester 25 Oct. 1757, died at North 
Bridgewater (Brockton) 12 Nov. 1847. He married at Dor- 
chester, 27 Jan. 1779, his second cousin, Ann Baker, born 
at Dorchester 4 Apr. 1758, died there 12 May 1826, daughter 
of George (3, viii, 7) and Mary (Wiswell) (Jones) and sister of 
Ehzabeth Baker, the first wife of his brother, Ebenezer With- 
ington (33). 

He was a soldier in the Revolution. 

Children : 

i. Nancy,7 b. 28 Nov. 1779; d. 12 Feb. 1782. 

ii. Mary Baker, b. 30 July 1781; d. s.p.; m. at Dorchester, 1 Feb. 

1834, John Warren. 
iii. Nancy, b. in 1783; d. 30 Mar. 1858; m. 3 Feb. 1822 Capt. Jacob* 

Bacon, b. at Plymouth 4 Mar. 1788, d. 22 July 1865, s. of David^ 

and Abigail (Sampson).* Children (order of births uncertain): 

1. Anna, m. Edson Chick. 2. Charles Henry, b. in 1829; m. 7 

June 1860 Charlotte M. Newell, 
iv. Nathaniel, b. at Dorchester 8 Sept. 1785; d. at Calcutta, B. I., 

11 Nov. 1811; probably m. at Roxbury, 26 Nov. 1807, Sarah 

Crawley, t No record of children. 
69. V. Lemuel, b. at Bridgewater (Brockton) 1 Oct. 1787. 

36. Phinehas* Withington {Samuel,^ Samuel,^ John,^ Richard,^ 
Henry^), born at Dorchester 23 June 1764, died at Needham 
1 Jan. 1829. He married at Dorchester, 29 Apr. 1783, Hannah 
Leeds, born at Dorchester 22 May 1767, died at Rosedale^ 
Ohio, 29 Sept. 1831, daughter of Jonathan and Patience 
(Glover) and sister of Patience, wife of Enos Withington (38), 
brother of Phinehas. 

Phinehas Withington was an innkeeper, first at Jamaica 
Plain and afterwards, during the War of 1812, on Naushon 
Island, one of the Ehzabeth Islands (now the town of Gosnold). 
He was deacon of the church at Roxbury (Jamaica Plain). 

Children, the first four born at Dorchester, the others at 
Roxbury (Jamaica Plain) : 

i. Hannah,' b. 18 June 1783; d. at Roxbury 9 Jan. 1869; m. at Rox- 
bury, 13 Apr. 1806, Warren Marsh of Hingham, b. at Hingham 
4 Oct. 1782, d. at Roxbury 10 Dec. 1862, s. of Thomas and 
Susannah (Lincoln). Children: 1. Susannah Lincoln, b. 7 Jan. 
1807; d. 8 Nov. 1839; m. 1 June 1828 William W. Durant. 2. 
Louisa L., b. 5 Apr. 1809; d. 5 June 1849; m. 17 Feb. 1834 William 
White. 3. Horatio W., b. 12 Apr. 1811; d, unm. 20 Nov. 1839. 
4. Hannah Withington, b. 11 Apr. 1813; d. 16 Oct. 1826. 5. Charles, 
b. 25 Mar. 1815; d. 15 July 1855; m. 6 Oct. 1842 Lucy M. Fay. 
6. Maria, b. 7 Aug. 1817; d. unm. 7. Celia F., b. 23 Jan. 1820; 
d. 18 Apr. 1860; m. 14 June 1842 Henry H. Richardson. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. 10 Mar. 1785; d. at Reading, Ohio, 16 Mar. 1845; 
m. in Boston, 3 Nov. 1806, David Monroe' Beman of Roxbury, 
b. 5 Dec. 1780, d. at Reading, Ohio, 12 Aug. 1834, s. of Lemuel* 
and Prudence (Monroe). Children (order of births uncertain): 
1. David Edwin. 2. Prudence Adaline. 3. Lucy Chandler, 4. Eliza 
Jane. 5. Eunice Withington. 6. Isaac Chandler. 7. Louisa. 

iii. Sarah, b. 13 Apr. 1787; d. unm. 6 Nov. 1803. 

iv. LucT, b. 13 Aug. 1788; d. at Hopkinton, N. H., 12 Oct. 1859; m. 

•David Bacon was a soldier in the Revolution, and his wife, Abigail Sampson, was a descendant 
of John Alden and Myles Standish, the Mayflower Pilgrims. 

fLewisB Withington (37), uncle of Nathaniel Withington, stated his belief that his nephew 
ncTer married. 



1921] Descendants of Henry Withington 207 

in Boston, 24 Dec. 1809, Isaac' Chandler of Boston, b. at Rox- 
bury 4 M;ir. 177S, d. at ilopkinton, N. H., 30 Au^'. 18G1, s. of 
Isaac" and Maria (Cotton). Cliildren: 1. llaimak Maria, b. 14 
Oct. 1810; m. 19 July 1830 Josiah F. Leach. 2. Caroline, b. Jan. 
1812; d. 12 Oct. 1825. 3. Isaac Henry, b. 12 Oct. 1820; m. 16 
Nov. 1842 Caroline E. Shaw. 

70. V. PniNKAS, b. 13 Apr. 1790. 

vi. Samukl, b. 29 May 1791; d. s.p. in Philadelphia, Pa., 17 May 
1861; m. (1) in Philadelphia, 9 Jan. 1819, Eunice Tuxtan; 
m. (2) in Philadelphia, 2 Nov. 1843, Maria Magdalink 
Amadon. 

vii. Jane Kklton, b. 20 Oct. 1793; d. 12 Aug. 1794. 

viii. Jane Kklton, b. 20 Nov. 1794; d. at Accotink, Fairfax Co., Va., 

26 Mar. 1.S77; m. (1) at Chilmark, 23 May 1819, Josiah Buidgb 
Andrew of Boston, b. at Salem 2 May 1792, d. at Chillicothe, 
Ohio, 8 Oct. 1831, a. of John and Elizabeth (Watson) and first 
cousin of (lov. John Albion Andrew of Ma.*<sachusetts; ni. (2) 
31 Jan. 1833 Ale.xandeh Bourne of Chillicothe, (Jhio, who d. 
at Wareluun, M:uss., 5 Aug. 1849. Children by first husband: 
1. Unnnnh Elizabeth, b. 7 Nov. 1822; d. 5 Feb. 1S47; m. 28 Sept. 
1845 Richard S. Mansfield. 2. Maria Withington, b. 21 Jan. 
1824; d. 4 Aug. 1S24. 3. Sumn Prince, b. 26 Nov. 1826; d. 31 
Oct. 1S45. 4. John, b. 19 Dec. 1828; d. 27 Nov. 1829. 5. Jarie 
Withington, b. 4 Jan. 1831; m. 4 Oct. 1849 James M. Lewis. 6. 
Josiah Hndge, b. 4 June 1S32; d. 10 Oct. 1832. Children by 
second husband: 7. Helen Mae, b. 12 Dec. 18,33; m. 9 Mar. 1851 
Horace V. At water. 8. Sarah Ann, b. 4 Jan. 1836; d. 7 July 1836. 

ix. Patience Clover, b. 12 Au^;. 1797; d. s.p. at Falmouth 10 Nov. 
1859; m. 2S Nov. Is44 Cait. Willi a.m Eldred of Falmouth, 
who d. at Falmouth 26 Nov. 1859. 

71. X. Increase Sumner, b. 12 Aup. 1799. 

xi, Maria, b. 15 Dec. 1S(H); d. at Harrison, Licking Co., Ohio, 22 
Sent. 1852; m. at Chillicothe, Ohio, 17 Mar. 1825, as his third 
wile, Samuel Atkinson of Boscawen, N. H., b. at Boscawen 

27 Sept. 1788, d. at Columbus, Ohio, 28 Sept. 1851, s. of Samuel 
and Sarah (Bamford). Children: 1. Mary MouUon, b. 31 July 
1827; d. 26 July 1828. 2. Sarah Ann, b. 11 Feb. 1829; d. unm. 
15 Feb. 1816. 3. William Edqertan, b. 25 June 1832; m. 22 Dec. 
1857 Mary P. Atkinson. 4. Mary Withington, b. 11 May 1835; 
d. 9 Sept. 1877; m. 3 Oct. 1855 James C'. Aylesworth. 5. Samuel 
Pcabody, b. 8 Dec. 1836; d. 23 July 1838. 6. Henry Martin, b. 
9 Sept. 1838; m. 18 Mar. 1865 Kate Tipton. 7. Susa7imih Lamb- 
din, 1). 8 Jan. 1840 or 1841; d. unm. 9 Aup. 1868 or 1869. 8. 
Maria Sumner, b. 5 Jan. 1S43; d. 20 Dec. 1844. 

72. xii. Charles, b. 31 Jan. 1804. 

xiii. Sarah Ann, b. 18 May 1806; d. at Wellesley 21 May 1884; m. 
6 Jan 18130 Jonathan Fuller, b. at Needham 27 Sept. 1806, 
d. at Wellesley 19 May 1883, s. of Jonathan and Mary (Broad). 
Chiklrcn: 1. I'lcnry Augustus, b. 28 Oct. 1830; d. in a Confederate 
prison at Salisbury, N. C, 10 Feb. 1865; m. in Mar. 1851 Caroline 
A. Jenkins. 2. Andrew Withington, b. 5 Apr. 1832; m. 20 Sept. 1857 
Jane W. Clark. 3. Maria Elizabeth, b. 27 Nov. 1834; m. 21 Jan. 
1855 Henry C. Bigelow. 4. Martha Jane, b. 9 Dec. 1836; m. 6 
Mar. 1S56 her first cousin. Charles Phinoas^ Withington (122), b. 
at Kingston, N. J., 7 Dec. 1832, s. of Charles^ (72) and Rhoda 
(Fish); two children {vide infra, 122). 5. Sarah Ann, b. 24 Dec. 
1838; d. 5 May 1845. 6. Fidelia Adella, b. 14 Feb. 1841; m. 4 
June 1865 Charles D. Evans. 7 Warren Adelbert, b. 9 Jan. 
1843; m. 20 Oct. 1865 Maria F. Brewster. 8. Valetta Ann, b. 
24 Nov. 1844; m. 8 May 1873 Leonard Winch. 9. Ella Emma, 
b. 24 July 1847; m. 13 Dec. 1870 Charles E. Adams. 

37. Lewis^ WiTniNGTON {Samuel,^ Samuel,* John,^ Richard,^ Henry^), 



208 Descendants of Henry Withington [July 

born at Dorchester 27 Dec. 1766, died at Southborough 21 
Dec. 1846. He married at Dorchester, 12 Nov. 1795, Sarah 
Breck Robinson, born at Dorchester 2 Feb. 1769, died at 
Roxbury 12 May 1809, daughter of James and Sarah (Breck) 
and sister of Dea. John Robinson, who married Lewis's sister, 
Lucy Withington (19, xii). 
Children^ born at Roxbury: 

i. Lewis,' b. 26 Dec. 1796; d. unm. at Dixon, Iowa, 22 Apr. 1855. 

ii. Sarah, b. 3 June 1799; d. 7 Aug. 1800. 

iii. Sarah Breck, b. 21 June 1801; d. s.p.; m. (1) at Southborough, 
28 Mar. 1848, Jonah Harvey of Southborough, b. at South- 
borough 12 Oct. 1772, d. in 1850, s. of John and Patience; m. 
(2) at Westborough, 16 Jan. 1863, Jabez Gill Fisher of West- 
borough. 

38. Enos^ Withington (Samuel,^ Samuel,^ John,^ Richard,'^ Henry^), 

born at Dorchester 16 Mar. 1769, died at Brookline 28 June 
1843. He married at Dorchester, 12 Oct. 1794, Patience 
Leeds, born at Dorchester 18 Apr. 1772, died at BrookUne 
13 Apr. 1853, daughter of Jonathan and Patience (Glover) 
and sister of Hannah, wife of Phinehas Withington (36), 
brother of Enos. 

Enos moved in 1790 from Dorchester to BrookUne, and built 
a house in Brookhne in 1794, just before his marriage. 

Children, born at Brookhne: 

i. Enos,^ b. 19 July 1795; d., probably unm., at Savannah, Ga., 19 
May 1858. 

73. ii. Otis, b. 30 Aug. 1801. 

iii. Mary, b. 7 Aug. 1805; d. 22 Jan. 1810, from the effects of eating 
rat poison. 

74. iv. Moses, b. 1 Dec. 1810. 

39. Francis^ Withington (William,^ John* Philip,^ Richard,^ 

Henry^), born at Cambridge (Arlington) 27 Aug. 1739, died 
at Henniker, N. H., 18 Aug. 1819. He married first, at Cam- 
bridge, 6 Jan. 1763, Rachel Mason, born 13 June 1744, 
died at Henniker, N. H., 14 May 1799, daughter of Ehas 
and Ruth (Cheney); secondly, at Henniker, 7 Dec. 1800, 
Elizabeth Townsend, born 18 Aug. 1746, died at Henniker 
6 Jan. 1811, daughter of William and Mary; and thirdly, 6 
Feb. 1812, Abigail Ramsdell, born 11 Oct. 1746, died at 
Henniker 4 May 1838. 

Francis Withington was a soldier in the French and Indian 
War and afterwards in the Revolution. He was in the alarm 
list of Capt. Aaron Adams's company, 21 May 1776. 

Children by first wife, born at Henniker, N, H. : 

75. i. JoHN,7 b. 29 Sept. 1763. 

76. ii. Elias, b. 17 Nov. 1764. 

77. iii. Francis Mather, b. 9 Feb. 1767. 

iv. Sarah, b. 30 Apr. 1769; d. 30 or 31 Jan. 1830; m. 3 Mar. 1799 
Richard Thissell of Newbury, N. H. 

V. William, b. 15 June 1771; d., probably unm., 2 Oct. 1807. 

vi. Salome (twin), b. 22 Aug. 1773; d. 6 Sept. 1777. 

vii. Ruth (twin), b. 22 Aug. 1773; d. 14 Mar. 1839; m. 21 Mar. 1799 
Henry Smith, b. at Henniker, N. H., 3 Dec. 1778, s. of Samuel 
and Hannah (Marble) and brother of Hannah, wife of Francis 



1921] Descendants of Henry Withington 209 

"Mather Withington (77), brother of Ruth. Child: 1. Clarissa, 
b. about 1799; d. 8 Aug. 1860; m. Cyrus Carpenter. 

78. viii. Joel, b. 3 Apr. 1777. 

ix. Salome, b. 23 Apr. 1779; m. 22 May 1806 Stephen Greenleaf 

of Reading. 
X. Rachel, b. 14 May 1781; d. unm. in 1871. 
xi. Mary, b. 9 May 1783; m. 22 Jan. 1804 Jonathan Brown of Weare, 

N. H. 

79. xii. Jacob, b. 11 Sept. 1785. 

80. xiii. Samuel, b. 2 May 1788. 

xiv. Reuben, b. 26 Apr. 1791; d. young. 

40. William® Withington (William,^ Johri,^ Philip,^ Richard,'*' 

Henry^), born at Cambridge (Arlington) 16 Jan. 1744, died 
at Madison, N. H., in Sept. 1823. He married at Menotomy 
(Arlington), 28 June 1709, Mautiia Locke, born at Hopkin- 
ton 25 June 1744, died probably at Madison, N. PL, daughter 
of Francis and l^^lizabeth (Burnap). 

William Withington was a soldier in the Revolution. He 
moved from Menotomy (Arlington) to Ashby, and then, in 
1770 or 1771, to Fitzwilliam, N. H. 

Children, the eldest born at Ashby, the others at Fitzwil- 
liam, N. H.: 

i. Martha,^ b. 16 Jan. 1770; d. s.p. at Gilsum, N. II., 19 Aug. 1846; 
m., as his second wife, Elisha Ware, b. at Norton, N. H., 9 
Mar. 1768, d. at Gilsum 27 June 1847, s. of Moses and Rebecca 
(Puffer).* 

81. ii. Mather, b. 12 Aug. 1771. 

iii. Sarah, b. 1 Apr. 17713; d. at Gilsum, N. IL, in Mar. 1836; m. 28 
Nov. 1799 Phineas Gleason Miller of Gilsum. Eleven children. 
. iv. Elizabeth, b. 28 Apr. 1775; d. at Stockbridge, Vt., 16 Aug. 1842; 
m. John Sawyer of Stockbridge. 

82. V. William, b. 2 Mar. 1777. 

83. vi. John, b. 7 Mar. 1779. 

vii. Lucretia, b. 29 Sept. 1782; m. at Fitzwilliam, N. H., 5 Nov. 1802, 
Charles Damon, probably of Salisbury, Vt. 

viii. Saloma, b. 5 Jan. 1786; d. s.p. at Ashburnham 19 Feb. 1842; m. at 
Ashburnham, 13 Nov. 1S22 or 1823, as his second wife, Jona- 
than Haven, b. 31 July 1765, s. of Jonathan and Elizabeth 
(Haven), t 

41. Elisha® Withington {WUliayn,^ John,* Philip,^ Richard,^ 

Henrif), born at Cambridge (Arlington) 21 Mar. 1746, died 
5 July 1819. He married at Cambridge, 12 Apr. 1768, Mary 
Prentice, born at Grafton 15 Sept. 1748, died at Mason, 
N. H., 10 Apr. 1847, daughter of Stephen and Esther (Cutter). 

Elisha Withington was a soldier in the Revolution, took 
part in the Battle of Bunker Hill, and served with distinc- 
tion throughout the War. He lived at Mason, N. H., and 
at one time taught school there. 

Children, probably born at Mason, N. H. : 

i. ' Elisha,^ b. 11 INIay 1769; d. at Mason, N. H., 5 Dec. 1792. 

84. ii. William, b. 8 Mar. 1771. 

iii. Stephen, b. 1 Feb. 1773; d. at Mason, N. H., 8 May 1854: m. at 
Townsend, Mass., 27 Oct. 1796, Polly Austin of Townsend. 

•Elisha Ware married (1) 4 Sept. 1792 Anna Hathom, daughter of Ebenezer, and had by her 
six children. 

t Jonathan Haven married (1) Servia Rice. 



210 Descendants of Henry Withington [July 

* 

iv. Mather, b. 28 Oct. 1775; probably d. young. 

V. John, b. 9 Mar.. 1779; probably d. at Mason, N. H.; m. 10 Nov. 

1801 Sally Spaulding of Townsend, b. at Townsend 27 Apr. 

1776, d. at Mason, N. H., 8 Aug. 1819, dau. of Jonathan and 

Elizabeth (Sawtelle). 
vi. Samuel, b. 6 Oct. 1782; d. 16 July 1783. 
vii. Samuel, b. 8 Dec. 1785; probably d. at Mason, N. H.; m. 23 Dec. 

1810 AzuBAH Swallow of Mason, dau. of John and Mary (Hall). 
viii. Ebenezer, b. 1 Mar. 1789; probably d. young. 

42. Samuel^ Withington (William,^ John,^ Philip,^ Richard* 

Henrf), born at Stow 30 Sept. 1748, died there in 1825. He 

married (intention recorded at Stow 7 Mar. 1772) Abigail 

Muzzy, born at Sudbury 23 Apr. 1754, daughter of Benjamin 

and Mary. 

Children, born at Stow: 

i. Abigail,^ b. 6 Oct. 1773; d. young, 

ii. Martha, b. 29 Jan. 1775; probably d. young. 

iii. Molly, b. 28 Mar. 1777; d. unm. 3 Sept. 1817. 

iv. Sarah, b. 29 Apr. 1779; perhaps m. at Cambridge, 28 June 1804, 
James Hutchinson. 

85. V. Benjamin, b. 6 Apr. 1781. 

86. vi. Eli, b. 4 Apr. 1783. 

vii. Abigail, b. 8 Sept. 1785; m. at Cambridge, 17 Feb. 1806, John 
Ireland of Charlestown, b. at Cambridge 15 Oct. 1781, d. in 
1833, s. of Jonathan and Martha. Children (order of births un- 
certain): 1. //enr?/. 2. Sarah. S.John. 4:. Lucinda. 5. Emeline. 
6. Louisa. 

viii. Stephen, b. 30 May 1787; d. at Harvard 2 Feb. 1888; m. (inten- 
tion recorded at Stow 12 Dec. 1812) Mercy Brown. No record 
of children. 

ix. Elizabeth, b. 4 Apr. 1789; d. in 1839; m. at Stow, 3 Dec. 1818, 
Heman Davidson of Stow, b. at Stow 9 Dec. 1794, s. of George 
and Anna (Underwood). Children: 1. James, b. 20 Aug. 1819. 
2. Benjamin, b. 6 Mar. 1821; m. 25 Nov. 1843 Caroline A. H. 
Houghton of Harvard. 3. Heman, b. 17 July 1823. 

X. Mercy, b. 25 Mar. 1791; d. unm. 6 Sept. 1817. 

87. xi. Samuel, b. 28 June 1792. 

88. xii. William, b. 7 Mar. 1794. 

xiii. Ebenezer, b. 17 Oct. 1795; m. at Fitchburg, 22 Apr. 1822, Phebe 
Phelps. 

43. Benjamin^ Withington {William,^ John,^ Philip,^ Richard,^ 

Henry^), born at Stow 19 June 1761, died at Chesterfield, 
N. H., of smallpox, 16 May 1851. He married first, at Box- 
borough, 13 Nov. 1788, Mary Brown, born at Stow 19 May 
1766, died at Templeton 11 May 1835, daughter of Edward 
and Mary (Maxwell) ; and he seems to have married secondly 
(intention recorded 25 Apr. 1836) Hannah Smith of Ash- 
burnham. 

He moved from Stow to Chesterfield, N. H., with his son 
Edward, in 1819. In a letter written about eight months 
before he died he says: ^'I am in my ninetieth year, work 
some and walk to meeting two miles." 

Children by first wife, the first three born at Stow, the 
others at Templeton: 

89. i. Edward,^ b. 11 July 1789. 

ii. Mary, b. 13 July 1791 ; d. at Templeton 24 Feb. 1834; m. at Temple- 
ton, 24 July 1814, Samuel Gilbert Davis, who m. (2) at Tern- 



1921] Descendants of Henry Wiihington 211 

pleton, 6 Nov. 1834, Lydia Dolbear. Children: 1. James, b. 7 Nov. 
1814; d. 23 Aug. 1819. 2. Mary Gilbert, b. 28 Jan. 1817; d. 18 
May 1818. 3. John, b. 9 Feb. 1819; m. Dolly Warren. 4. Mary 
Jane. b. 16 Apr. 1821; d. 2 Mar. 18G7; m. 5 tSept. 1843 John W. 
Leathe. 5. Sarah M., b. 21 Aug. 1823; m. 29 Aug. 1844 William 
M. Leathe. 6. James Francis, b. 3 Feb. 1826; m. Lydia Holden. 
7. Abigail Locke, b. 17 Dec. 1828; d. 26 Feb. 1863; m. Charles 
Woods. 8. George Washington, b. 28 Dec. 1833; d. 26 Sept. 1862; 
m. Rhoda J. Little. 

90. iii. James, b. 13 Jan. 1794. 

91. iv. John, b. 28 Mar. 1796. 

92. V. Benjamin Locke, b. 16 Nov. 1805. 

44. Henry Bailey^ Withington {Edward,^ John,* Philip,^ Richard,^ 

Henry^), born at Stoughton 4 Aug. 1743, died, probably at 
Canton, 5 Jan. 1836. He married, 21 Nov. 1770, Sarah 
Bent of Milton, born at Milton 7 Nov. 1743, died at Canton 
8 Jan. 1829, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Badcock). 

He was a soldier in the Revolution, and took part in the 
Battles of Concord and Lexington. 

Children : 

93. i. NoAH,7b. 4Sept. 1771. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. 7 Nov. 1772; d. young, 

iii. Eno8, b. 1 Dec. 1773; d. young. 

94. iv. Elijah, b. 21 Dec. 1775. 

95. V. Henry, b. 15 June 1777. 

vi. Polly, b. 18 Aug. 1779; d. in 1869; ra. at Stoughton (Canton), 
27 Dec. 1796, John Gill, b. at Stoughton (Canton) 11 Mar. 
177^, s. of Benjamin and Hethia (Wentworth). Children (order of 
births uncertain): 1. Ira. 2. Mary. 3. Howard, b. in 1806; d. 
8.p. in May 1893; m. at Dedhain, 16 Feb. 1871, his second cousin, 
Myra Harrief* Withington (98, iv), b. at Canton in July 1832, 
d. at Dedham 26 June 1892, dau. of Wales' and Susannah (Tucker). 
4. Nahum. 5. Charles. 6. Jane, m. Seth Hopkins. 7. Smith, d. 
young. 8. Louisa, d. young. 

96. vii. Samuel, b. 21 July 1783. 

viii. Sarah, b. 10 Sept. 1785; m. at Canton, 22 Jan. 1811, as his second 
wife, Abel Farrington, b. 4 May 1771, d. at Stoughton 4 Sept. 
1852, s. of Abel and Mary (Pufifer).* Children: 1. Elizabeth, 
b. 20 Dec. 1811; m. 28 Sept. 1834 Mace Gay. 2. Elijah, b. 2 
Nov. 1813; m. 27 Nov. 1839 Mary Linfield. 3. John Bent, h. 20 
Oct. 1815; m. 2 Nov. 1839 Sarah Cutter. 4. Sarah, b. 10 June 
1817; m. 30 Nov. 1837 William E. Savels. 5. Hannah, b. 29 Feb. 
1820; d. 25 Jan. 1823. 6. Mary, b. 11 July 1822; m. 14 Oct. 1840 
Benjamin Ward. 7. Jairus, b. 6 June 1825; d. unm. 21 May 
1849. 8. Hannah, b. 12 July 1827; m. 24 May 1846 Hiram Gay. 

45. Mather^ Withington (Edward,^ John,* Philip,^ Richard,^ 

Henry^), born at Stoughton 4 Apr. 1747, died at Canton in 

1807. He married first (intention recorded at Stoughton 

(Canton) 17 June 1774) Joanna Wales, born at Stoughton 

(Canton) 14 Sept. 1754, died there 16 May 1776, daughter 

of Moses and Elizabeth; and secondly, at Walpole, 12 Aug. 

1777, Abigail Clap, born 25 Dec. 1757, died at Canton 8 

May 1835, daughter of WilHam and Abigail (Robbins). 

Child by first wife : 

i. Joanna, 7 b. at Stoughton (Canton) 11 May 1776; m. (intention re- 
corded at Canton 25 Apr. 1802) Eleazer Beals of Randolph. 

•He married (1) 26 Jan. 1796 Hannah Leonard, and had by her four children. 
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212 Descendants of Henry Withington [July 

Children (order of births uncertain): 1. Joanna, m. Ludlow Bur- 
rell. 2. Elvira, m. Ezra Conant. 3. Abigail Clap, b. 8 Feb. 1810; 
m. (1) Charles Bradford; m. (2) 6 Sept. 1843 Charles Augustus 
Spooner. 4. Moses, m. EUza Stephens. 5. Royal, unm. 6. 
Eleazer, m. Mary Thayer. 

Children by second wife, born at Stoughton (Canton) : 

ii. William, b. about 1780; d. s.p. at Dorchester 12 Sept. 1842, aged 
62; m. at Dorchester, 27 Feb. 1814, Sarah Wiswell, b. 3 Aug. 
1784, d. 7 Jan. 1842, dau. of Jonathan and Sarah (Blackman). 

iii. Abigail, b. in 1782; m. (intention recorded in July 1799) Samuel 
Taunt, b. 1 Dec. 1780, s. of John and Hepsibah (Kenny). Chil- 
dren: 1. Joannah, b. 31 Mar. 1800; m. 25 July 1830 Amos S. Sin- 
clair. 2. Emory, b. 5 Mar. 1804; m. Martha Baldwin. 3. Albert, 
b. 13 May 1809; m. (intention recorded 21 Sept. 1833) Abigail 
Waterman. 4. William, b. 3 Dec. 1813; m. (1) 31 Dec. 1842 
Louisa H. Packard m. (2) Ruth Barrows; m. (3) Martha Har- 
low. 5. Clara (or Clarissa), b. 12 Sept. 1819; m. 6 Nov. 1837 
Albert Brown. 

iv. Elizabeth, b. in 1784; m. (intention recorded 10 Apr. 1805) James 
Tucker, s. of James and Rebecca (Swift). Children (order of 
births uncertain): 1. Nathaniel, m. (intention recorded 16 May 
1829) Mary Fenno. 2. Ellen, m. Alexander DuBois. 3. Abigail, 
m. David Parker. 4. Wales, m. (1) Maria DuBois; m. (2) Louisa 
Campbell. 5. James, m. (1) Rebecca Chamberlain; m. (2) 
Mary Ames. 6. Eliza, b. 30 Jan. 1822; m. at Stoughton, 16 
Sept. 1839, James Fisher. 7. Rebecca, m. Milton Sanders. 

97. V. Nathan, b. 12 Feb. 1788. 
vi. Eunice, b. 26 Nov. 1790; d. after 1876; m. at Canton, 19 Jan. 

1809, John Hawes of Stoughton, b. at Stoughton (Canton) 20 
Jan. 1786, d. after 1876, s. of Elisha and Sarah (Wentworth). 
Children: 1. Alpheus, b. 19 Dec. 1809; m. (1) Lucy Ann Stephens; 
m. (2) (intention recorded 22 Apr. 1841) Jane Tucker 2. William, 
b. 19 Apr. 1812; d. before Apr. 1876; m. Charlotte George. 3. 
Elisha, b. 19 Apr. 1814; m. (1) Hannah Tucker; m. (2) Mrs. 
Eunice Glover. 4. Mather E., b. 29 May 1818; m. 24 Aug. 1843 
Laura Bond. 5. Abigail Robbins, b. 9 Sept. 1820; m. Charles | 
Upham. 6. Elijah, b. 18 Feb. 1822; m. Betsey Wadsworth. 7. 
Emory, b. 6 Oct. 1826; m. 28 Apr. 1850 Lucy Abbie Wentworth. 

98. vii. Wales, b. in 1793. 

46. Edward^ Withington (Edward,^ John,* Philip,^ Richard,* 

Henry^) was born at Stoughton 31 Aug. 1751. He married 
at Stoughton, 12 or 14 Apr. 1772, Sarah Cole of Bridgewater, 
born 27 Aug. 1749, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Stephens). 

He was a soldier in the Revolution. 

Children (order of births uncertain) : 

i. Elizabeth/ b. about 1784; d. at Sharon 5 Oct. 1844, aged 60; m. 
(1) (intention recorded at Sharon 9 Nov. 1805) her second cousin 
once removed, William^ Withington (53), b. at Stoughtonham 
(Sharon) 28 Feb. 1777, d. 25 Sept. 1810, s. of William^ and EHza- 
beth (Richards); m. (2) (intention recorded at Sharon 12 Mar. 
1814) Luke Gould, b. 15 Feb. 1785, d. 2 Sept. 1818, s. of Ezra 
and Lois (Smith); m. (3) (intention recorded 25 Aug. 1821) 
Danforth Fales of Sharon. For children by first husband, 
vide infra, 53. No children by other husbands. 

ii. Matilda. 

iii. Sarah. 

47. JoHN^ Withington (Edward,^ John,* Philip,^ Richard,^ Henry^) 

was born at Stoughton in 1753. He married at Stoughton, 
13 Dec. 1781, Mehitable Billings, born at Stoughton 3 



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Au^. 1700, died at Canton G Doc. 1831, daughter of Samuel 
and Reliance (Hudson). 

Children (order of births uncertain) : 

i. CiiAHLEs,' d. young. 

ii. En(js, d. young. 

iii. .JoiLV, went to Mobile, Ala., and m. . 

iv. Myiia, ni. at Walpole, 29 Aug. 1824, Nelson Hall. 
9y. V. Otih. 

vi. RuAMAH liiLLiNciH, HI. at Canton, 22 July 1807, Nathaniel Shep- 
AKi). 1). at Stoughton 20 June 1780, d. at Canton 14 Jan. 1840, 
H. of Nathaniel and Rhoda (Taunt). Children: 1. Elvira Withing- 
I ton, b. 8 Mar. ISOU; m. (intention recorded 20 Sept. 1833) Wilder 

j Hroad of Roxbury. 2. Louisa, b. 13 Feb. 1811; m. (intention 

recorded 3 Oct. 1835) Elbridge G. Wood.'iide. 3. Lucy Ann, b. 
5 Feb. 1813; in. (intention recorded 20 Sept. 1833) Artemas Ray- 
mond of Boston. 4. Nathaniel, b. 12 Feb. 1815; m. (intention 
recorded 9 Dec. 1843) Sarah E. Guild of Dedham. 5. Isaac, 
b. 4 Nov. 1818; d. 27 Apr. 1819. 6. Mary Seaver, b. 18 July 1824; 
m. (intention recorded 5 Nov. 1845) James Trefrey, Jr., of Dedham. 

vii. William, d. young. 

1 48. Samuel" Withington {Edicard,^ John,* Philip,^ Richard,^ Hcnry^), 
born at Stou^hton in 1757, died at Canton 24 Feb. 1833. He 
married at Stoughton, 31 Aug. 1784, Ruth Kenney, born 
30 Sept. 1754, died at Canton 17 Dec. 1839, daughter of Josiah 
and Ruth (Tower). 
Children: 

i. RuTii Tower,' b. 22 May 178S; said to have m. (1) With- 
ington, a relative, but no record of this marriage has been found; 
m. (2) 30 Sept. 1835 John Healey of Canton, who d. 8. p. 28 
June 1850, aj^ed 60. Child by first husbanil: 1. William, h. at 
Canton 18 June 1809; d. there in Mar. 1898; m. 21 Apr. 1833 
Mary Estes, b. 23 July ISIO, d. at Canton in Aug. 1897, dau. 
of Joseph and Mary (Kcenc); three children.* 

ii. Samuel, b. about 1793; d., probably unm., 31 May 1830, aged 37. 

49. Matheu^ Witiiinqton {Ebcnczcr,^ Ebenezer,* Philip,^ Richard,^ 
Henry^), born at Dorchester 28 July 1757, died there 21 Jan. 
1821. He married at Dorchester, 4 Sept. 1795, S.\rah Prince 
Gill, born 18 July 1770, died at Dorchester 25 Sept. 1865, 
daughter of John and Ann (Kneeland). 

He was a surveyor, and surveyed the road from Boston 
to Worcester. He was also a soldier in the Revolution. 

Children, born at Dorchester: 

i. Sarah Prince,^ b. 23 June 1796; d. at Milton 5 Jan. 1825; m. at 
Dorchester, 10 Mar. 1815, William Vose, b. about 1796, d. 10 
Mar. 1844, aged 48. Children: 1. Mather Withington, b. 1 Sept. 
1816; d. unm. 9 May 1849. 2. William H., b. 2 Aug. 1818; d. 
unm. 13 June 1841. 3. Sarah Withington, b. 8 Nov. 1822; 
d. 1 Sept. 1823. 

ii. Mary Preston, b. 19 Sept. 1800; d. 3 May 1825; m. at Milton, 20 
Dec. 1821, Jason Wadsworth, b. at Milton 9 Mar. 1794, s. of 

•Children of William and Mary (Estes) Withington, bom at Canton: 1. Mary Keene, born 
27 Mar. 1838; married 21 Apr. 1859 William Richardson. 2. Jane Ellen, born 20 Feb. 1840; 
married 6 Apr. 1863 Willard Francis Estey. 3. Alonzo Estes, born 14 May 1850; married 3 Apr. 
1879 Margaret Anna Newman, daughter of John and Jennie (Bryant) of Bloomfield, Me. 

Children of Alonzo Estes and Margaret Anna (Newman) Withington: 1. Meribah Keene, 
bom 25 Sept. 1879; married Patrick Jeremiah Timmins. 2. William Estes, born 21 July 1884; 
married Ethel Joy. 3. Laura Jane, born 6 June 1889; married 25 Sept. 1907 Harvey G. Kinney. 
4. Eli Palmer, bom 12 Aug. 1892; married 8 Oct. 1913 Mary Rebecca Swett of Plymouth. 



214 Descendants of Henry Withington [July 

Benjamin and Mary. He m. (2) at Milton, 18 June 1829, Char- 
lotte Reed. Children: 1. Mather Withington, b. 27 Oct. 1822. 
2. Henry A., b. in Jan. 1824; d. 30 Sept. 1824. 3. Augustus, b. in 
Apr. 1825; d. 15 Sept. 1825. 
iii. Ann, b. 10 Jan. 1805; d. unm. at Dorchester 1 Dec. 1831. 

50. Daniel^ Withington {Ehenezer^^ Ebenezer,* Philip,^ Richard,^ 

Henry^), born at Dorchester 28 July 1762, died there 26 May 
1847. He married at Dorchester, 10 Nov. 1785, Anna 
Wheeler, born at Dorchester 8 Mar. 1765, died there 22 
Apr. 1854, daughter of Capt. Abraham and Sarah (Baker).* 

Daniel Withington was a soldier in the Revolution, and 
afterwards took part in the suppression of Shays's RebeUion. 

Children, born at Dorchester: 

i. Daniel,^ b. 27 May 1787; d. 28 Nov. 1791. 

ii. Anna, b. 14 Aug. 1789; d. 19 Nov. 1791. 

iii. Ebenezer, b. 15 Oct. 1791; d. unm. at Wilmington, N. C, in 1842. 
For many years he was inspector of naval stores at Washington, 
D. C. 

iv. Anna, b. 4 Mar. 1794; d. unm. in 1814. 

V. Daniel, b. 9 Apr. 1796; d., probably unm., 31 Jan. 1837. 

vi. Abraham, b. 13 Sept. 1798; d. 1 Mar. 1802. 

vii. Charles, b. 1 Dec. 1800; d. 9 Apr. 1802. 

viii. Sarah Preston, b. 15 Jan. 1803; d. unm. 15 July 1855. 

ix. Charles (twin), b. 28 Mar. 1806; d. unm. after 1876. 

X. Mary (twin), b. 28 Mar. 1806; d. 26 Jan. 1848; m. 1 May 1827 
Edward Preston, b. 25 Aug. 1802, s. of Edward and Re- 
becca (Weld). He m. (2) 4 Oct. 1848 Maria Spear, dau. of 
Luther and Esther of Quincy. Children: 1. Ann Withington, b. 
6 May 1829; m. 28 May 1850 George Vinton, Jr. 2. Charles 
Edward, b. 14 July 1831; m. Harriet Dearborn. 3. Mary Ellen, 
b. 2 July 1834; d. 2 Jan. 1835. 4. Andrew Jackson, b. 13 Feb. 
1837; m. in 1862 Sarah Elinor Frances Carr. 

xi. Clarissa, b. 18 Apr. 1808; d. at Dedham 29 Nov. 1885; m. 4 Dec. 
1834, as his second wife, Jonathan Hurd Loring of Dedham, 
b. 16 Mar. 1808, d. 3 Mar. 1881, s. of Henry and Sarah Stewart 
(Collins). t Children: 1. William Henry, b. 21 Aug. 1835; m. 
Esther Clap. 2. George Bryant, b. 24 Sept. 1843; m. 21 June 
1873 Emma J. Baker. 

51. Joseph Weeks^ Withington (Philip,^ Ebenezer,^ Philip,^ Rich- 

ard,^ Henry^), born at Dorchester 29 Sept. 1759, died there 
13 May 1845. He married at Dorchester, 11 May 1786, 
Elizabeth White, born at Dorchester 22 Feb. 1769, died 
there 6 Mar. 1843, daughter of Samuel and EUzabeth 
(? Leonard). 

Joseph Weeks Withington was a soldier in the Revolution. 

Children, born at Dorchester: 

100. i. Leonard,' b. 9 Aug. 1789. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. 31 Aug. 1791 ; d. unm. at Mount Bowdoin, Dorchester, 

17 Dec. 1891. 
iii. Joseph, engraver and preacher, b. 27 June 1794; d. imm. in Boston 

in 1818. 

101. iv. William, b. 28 Oct. 1798. 

V. Abijah White (twin), b. 11 Nov. 1801; d. s.p. in Jan. 1886; m. 
24 Dec. 1833 his fourth cousin once removed, Eliza Jane Nixon 

*Capt. Abraham Wheeler commanded a company at the siege of Boston, and was presented 
with a sword thereafter, in Mar. 1776. 

tjonathan Hurd Loring married (1) 27 Mar. 1833 Eliza A. Fales. 



1921] Descendants of Henry Withington 215 

(34, iii, 1), b. 5 Mar. 1809, d. 19 Fob. 1875, dau. of Aaron and 
Elizftboth Tvickor (Withington).* 
▼i. Ehknezkh (twin), lawyer, b. 11 Nov. 1801; d. unm. at Pittsburgh, 
Pft., in 1836. 

52. NATifANiEL* Withington {William,^ William* Philip,^ Richard,^ 
Henry^), l)orn at Stou^htonhain (Sharon) 24 Mar. 1766, died 
at Sharon 20 July 1839. Ho married at Sharon, 7 Oct. 1795, 
ZiLPAH HiCKSON, baptized at Stou^htonham (Sharon) 19 Mar. 
1769, died at Sharon 18 Aug. 1845, daughter of Samuel and 
Hannah (Harlow). 
Child: 

i. Hahhiet,' b. in 1800; m. at Sharon, 25 Nov. 1844, William Ran- 
som, b. in 1804, 8. of Richard. 

1 53. William'' Withington {Willinm,^ William* Philip,^ Richard* 
Henri/), horn at Stou^htonhani (Sharon) 28 Feb. 1777, died 
25 Sept. 1810. He married (intention recorded at Sharon 9 
Nov. 1805) his second cousin once removed, Elizabeth^ 
Withington (46, i), born about 1784, died at Sharon 5 Oct. 
1844, aged 60, daughter of I'Mwanl" and Sarah (Cole). She 
married secondly Luke Gould and thirdly Danforth Fales, for 
whom vide supra, 46, i. 
Children, born at Sharon: 

i. WiLLiANf,' h. 8 June 1807; d. 8 .•\pr. 1S08. 
ii. William, h. 13 Dvc. 180S; d. 20 May 1S09. 

54. Rev. Ebenezer* Withington {Philip^ William,* Philip,^ Rich- 
ard,^ Hcnrif), A. B. (Brown, 1792), A. M. {ih.), born at 
Stoughtonham (Sharon) 29 Mar. 1769, died in Boston 6 Apr. 
1831. He married at Bridgewater, 7 Dec. 1797, Elizabeth 
Perkins, born at Bridgewater 25 Dec. 1771, died at Pleasant- 
ville, N. J., 11 Sept. 1849, daughter of Dr. Richard and Mary 
(Hancock) and niece of John Hancock, signer of the Declara- 
tion of Independence and Governor of Massachusetts, her 
mother having been Governor Hancock's only sister. 

Ebenezer Withington was a Unitarian clergyman, but gave 
up preaching on account of ill health and engaged in business 
in Boston, with the firm of Withington & Emory. He lived 
also at Plympton and Bridgewater. In 1816 he conducted a 
private school in Boston, in which Wendell Phillips was a 
pupil. He removed to Burlington, Vt., in 1822, removed 
later to Montreal, Canada, and returned to Boston in 1827. 

Children : 

i. Elizabeth Perkins,^ b. at Plympton 2 Sept. 1798; d. s.^. at Leaven- 
worth, Kans., 22 Aug. 1868; m. at Keene, N. H,, 3 June 1844, 
as his second wife, Stew^art Hastings of Keene, b. 29 Dec. 
1800, d. at Leavenworth 3 Mar. 1870. 

ii. Mary Hancock, b. at Plympton 21 Dec. 1799; m. 7 July 1831 
Rev. George Allen of Milton and Burlington, Vt., b. at Milton, 
Vt., 17 Dec. 1808, d. at Worcester, Mass., 28 May 1876, s. of 
Hon. Heman and Sarah (Prentis). Children: 1. Elizabeth Withing- 
ton, b. 11 Apr. 1832; d. unm. 2 May 1897. 2. Julia, b. 28 Aug. 

•Abijah "White and Eliza Jane (Nixon) Withington adopted a daughter, who married 

Jenks. 



216 Descendants of Henry Withington [July 

1833; d. unm. 3. Lydia, b. 8 June 1835; d. 14 June 1835. 4. 
Heman, b. 11 Aug. 1836; d. 27 Jan. 1893; m. 8 Sept. 1865 Clarissa 
Niles. 5. George, b. 22 Jan. 1838; m. (1) 22 July 1862 Maria A. 
Hepburn; m. (2) 12 Feb. 1877 Priscilla T. HoUoway. 6. Mary 
Hancock, b. 10 May 1839; d. 10 Apr. 1852. 

102. iii. George Richards Minot, b. at Bridgewater 19 Dec. 1801. 

iv. Sarah Perkins, b. 26 Feb. 1804; d. unm. at Reading, Pa., 24 Dec. 
1868. 

V. Lucy Ann, b. in Boston 22 May 1806; m. in Boston, 1 May 1832, 
Theodore Gardner of Bolton, b. at Bolton 20 Dec. 1809, s. of 
Hon. Stephen Partridge and Achsah (Moore) and brother of 
Laurinda Gardner, who m. George Richards Minot Withington 
(102), brother of Lucy Ann. Children: 1. Ellen Emerson, b. 17 
Apr. 1833; d. unm. 2. Mary Hancock, b. 7 Feb. 1835; m. 20 Oct. 
1857 Rev. Francis Charles Williams, s. of Francis J. and Mary 
(Brimmer) of Boston. 3. Charles Theodore, b. 1 Nov. 1836; lost 
at sea 30 Dec. 1854. 4. Cecilia Theoda, b. 5 Mar. 1846; d. unm. 

vi. Oliver Wendell, lawyer and poet, A. B. (University of Vermont, 
1829), A. M. {lb., 1833), honorary A. B. (Harvard, 1829), b. in 
Boston 16 July 1809, d. there, unm., 31 Mar. 1853. 

vii. Lydia Henchman Perkins, b. in Boston 11 Mar. 1811; removed 
to Worcester and d. unm. 

55. Newell^ Withington (Philip,^ William,* Philip,^ Richard,^ 

Henry^), b. at Stoughtonham (Sharon) 22 Feb. 1782, died 
at Bridgewater 11 Dec. 1860. He married at Bridgewater, 
1 Dec. 1808, Susan Storks, born at Bridgewater 2 Apr. 
1783, died there 10 Oct. 1868, daughter of Elijah and Susannah 
(Swift). 

Children, the first three born in Boston, the last one at 
Bridgewater : 

i. Henry Storrs,^ b. 13 June 1811; d. 9 Sept. 1811. 

103. ii. Henry, b. 19 Dec. 1812. 

iii. Elijah Storrs, b. 14 Jan. 1817; d. unm. at Salt Sulphur Springs, 

Va. (W. Va.), 16 Sept. 1845. 
iv. Charles, b. 22 May 1822; d. 24 Nov. 1830. 

56. Abiel*' (or Abel) Withington {Ahiel,^ Ahiel,* ? Joseph,^ Richard^* 

Henry^) was probably born about 1751. Neither the date 
nor place of his birth or death has yet been found. He was, 
presumably, the son of AbieP (27) and Mary (White) Withing- 
ton of Roxbury, since AbieP and he were married in the same 
church (the First Congregational) in West Roxbury. He mar- 
ried at West Roxbury (then a part of Roxbury and now a part 
of Boston), 14 Dec. 1774, Hannah^ Weld, born at Roxbury 
3 June 1750, daughter of SamueP (Edmund,* Edmund,* 
Thomas,^ Thomas^) and Hannah (Rogers). 
Children, born at Roxbury: 

104. i. JoHN,7 b. 20 Sept. 1775. 

ii. Mary, b. 15 Nov. 1777; d. at Sharon 8 Dec. 1848; m. at Roxbury, 
13 Jan. 1799, Jacob^ Fisher, b. at Stoughtonham (Sharon) 30 
Apr. 1776, d. at Sharon 8 Sept. 1842, s. of Jacob" and Sarah 
(Hodges). Child: 1. Hannah, b. in 1799; d. unm. 19 Oct. 1849, 
in her 51st year. 

[To be continued] 



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TWO EARLY PASSENGER LISTS, 
1635-1637 

Communicated by Eben Putnam of Wellesley Farms, Mass. 

TuK two passenger lists pivcn in this article were copied from the 
records of Sandwich, co. Kent, England, Yearbooks C and D, 1008- 
1642, by J. A. Jacobs, Esq., of Sandwich, alderman of that town, 
honorary curator of its archives, and well known as a local anti- 
(|uary, and through his courtesy the contributor of this article is 
enabled to present them to the readers of the Register. 

Notwithstanding the fact that the existence of these lists has long 
been known, although for a time their exact location in the records 
was forgotten, this is the first time they have been printed in com- 

j plete form. 

Partial copies, omitting the names of the children and also of the 

^ individuals grouped under the heading "Servants," but giving the 

! numbers of such persons accompanying the various heads of families, 
were first printed by William Boys in his "History of Sandwich," 

j published at Canterbury, England, 17SG-1792, pages 750 and 752. 

• In 1843, in Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Series 3, 
vol. 8, pages 274-276, the late James Savage, as a part of his article 
(entitled "Gleanings for New England History," reprinted these 
lists from the "History of Sandwich," and suggested that the name 
of each child and servant, perhaps the age also, might be found in 
the original record. The lists were reprinted again, in a more concise 
form, in the Register, vol. 15, pages 28-29 (January 1861), and also, 
from the Riogister type, in Samuel G. Drake's "Founders of New 
England," Boston, 1860, pages 82-85. The late Horatio G. Somerby 
also copied these lists from the "History of Sandwich," and his copy, 
preserved in the Somerby Manuscripts, vol. 3, pages 58-61, differs 
from Savage's printed copy onh^ in punctuation and occasionally in 
capitalization. The lists do not appear in Hotten's "Original Lists," 
New York, 1874. 

A comparison of the text given in this article w^ith the text printed 
by Savage shows, apart from punctuation and spelling, some different 
readings in the column in the first list headed "Certificates" and here 
and there some differences in names. According to Savage, seven 
children accompanied Robert Brooke; but the complete list gives 
the names of only six, of w^iom four bore the surname Brooke and 
two the surname Gallant. In other cases, also, it sometimes happens 
that not all of the children accompanying the head of a family are 
his own. 

"Aside from the corrections made by Mr. Jacobs^ to the printed 
lists of signers of certificates and heads of families, the names of 
seventy-seven children and kinsfolk of the heads of families emigrat- 
ing and the names of forty-three servants, many of whom founded 
families in New England, have been brought to light in this copy. 
Under the heading "Servants" are included apprentices; and in many 
cases the persons so listed were relatives of the head of the family, 



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only surviving child. The presence in Dorchester of the John Pope who, accord^j 
ing to Rev. Charles Henry Pope, was the son of "John Pope senior" is explained! 
by the fact that his master, Nicholas Butler, w^ith whom he came to New Eng-j 
land, settled in Dorchester, and no relationship between this servant of Nicholas 
Butler and ''John Pope senior" has been proved. The immigrant ancestor of 
the Dorchester Pope family was, therefore, the John Pope who came from Kent' 
as one of the servants of Nicholas Butler. 

Spice, Christian, whose name appears in the second passenger list given above I 
as servant of Nicholas Butler, is probably identical with the ''Christian Spisor 
a maide servant" who is found in Rev. John Eliot's record of members of the! 
Roxbury church. 

Starr, Thomas, of Canterbury, co. Kent, and of Boston, Mass., whose namei 
appears on the second passenger list given above, was, according to Savage 
(Genealogical Dictionary), a younger brother of Comfort Starr, who was a pas-' 
senger in the Hercules, but this relationship seems doubtful. Cf. Burgis Pratt 
Starr's ''Starr Family," p. ii. 

Starre [Starr], Comfort, of Ashford, co. Kent, and of Cambridge, Mass., 
Duxbury in the Plymouth Colony, and Boston, Mass., passenger in the Her^ 
cules. For him and his family cf. Register, vol. 64, pp. 73-74, and the "Starr 
Family," by Burgis Pratt Starr, Hartford, Conn., 1879. 

Tilden, Nathaniel, of Tenterden, co. Kent, and of Scituate in the Plymouth 
Colony, passenger in the Hercules. For his family and ancestry cf. Register, 
vol. 65, pp. 322-333. His wife was Lydia Huckstep, baptized at Tenterden 11 
Feb. 1587/8, daughter of Steven and Winifred (Hatch) (Wills) (cf. Register, 
vol. 67, pp. 47, 48). Nathaniel and Lydia (Huckstep) Tilden had twelve chil- 
dren baptized at Tenterden. Five of these children were buried at Tenterden, 
and seven accompanied their parents to New England. Their daughter Mary 
married 13 Mar. 1636/7 Thomas Lapham, and their daughter Sarah married 
on the same day George Sutton, both of these men appearing in the passenger 
list as servants of Nathaniel Tilden. 



GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH IN ENGLAND 

Contributed by G. Andrews Moriarty, Jr., A.M., LL.B., of Newport, R. I., 
and communicated by the Committee on English Research* 

[Continued from page 142] 
FOWLE-BORDEN 

The wife of Richard Borden, an early settler of Portsmouth, R. I., 
was Joane Fowle, and the following records relating to the Fowle 
family of co. Kent, England, to which she belonged, reveal her pater- 
nal ancestry back to her great-grandfather and probably even to 
her great-great-grandfather. The relationship of the persons men- 
tioned in some of these records to the ancestors of Joane Fowle 
has not yet been proved, but such records are printed along with 
those bearing directly upon her ancestral line, in the hope that they 
may be of help to future investigators. In the extracts from the 
transcripts of the parish registers a few Borden entries have been 

*The Fowle and Williams materials published in this issue of the Register were collected by 
Mr. Moriarty, Chairman of the Committee on English Research, during his stay in England the 
past winter. He carried on prolonged personal searches in the Public Record Office in London and 
elsewhere in England, particularly in East Anglia and Kent, and has generously placed the records 
assembled by him at the disposal of the Committee. Other contributions by Mr. Moriarty will 
appear in future numbers of the Register. — Editor. 



1 921] Genealogical Research in England 227 

iDcludcd. The records are followed by a pedigree, in which the his- 
ory of Joanc Towle's family is presented in genealogical form. 

The Will of Thomas Fowle of Marden [co. Kent], dated 2S September 
514. To be buried in the ciiurch of St. Mighioll at Marden. To the high 
liar for tythes forgotten. To the said light 12d. Residue to my wife Johane, 
txecutrix. 

To my wife Johane my land.s for life, and then to my daughter Co.^taunce. 
f my wife is with a son, then my lands are to remain to the said son. If 
ny children decease before my wife, then to my brother's children. Proved 
' November 1514. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, vol. 12, fo. 370.) 

The Will of John Fowle of Marden fco. Kent], dated 1515. My 

?oul to God and the IMessed Lady and all the company of Heaven. To the 
nigh altar 12d. To the light of ()ur Lady 8d. To the liglit of St. Michel. 
To the; light of the Cross cSd. To John Lyndford of Staplehurst. To my 
godchildren 4d. each. To the two sons of John Potter at the age of twenty 
years. To John Wallear, my godson, after the decease of Agnes, my daughter. 
To William Fowle of Marden 12d. To Thomas Fowle of Yalding 12d. For 
my burial l.'is. 4d. To the poor at my burial. Residue to my daughter 
Agnes. • 

Roger Nash, John Tornor, and John ^L'\she are to sell a piece of land lying 
at Broke and the wood lying on and growing upon my land and to pay my 
debts with the proceeds. ^ly said feoffees are to suffer Richard Wallear 
and Agnes Wallear, my daughter, to occupy all my other lands and tenements 
during their lives, and ther(\'iftcr their children are to have seisin. If the 
children die before Agnes, then my feoffees are to deliver the lands to her 
in fee simple. Proved 27 November 1515. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, 
vol. 12, fo. 479.) 

The Will of Willi.\m Fowle of Marden [co. Kent]. To the altar of Mar- 
den church 8s. 12d. [sic]. For tithes forgotten 12d My goods to my wife 
Agnes. 

Mj' feoffees, Robert Rcer\'e and his fellows, are to suffer my wife Agnes 
to occupy my messuages and lands for her life. If it happen that the said 
Agnes, my wife, be with child, then it is to have my lands on my wife's 
decease. If not, then my feoffees are to sell my messuages and lands and get 
the best price that they can or maj^ and ^^^th the money therefrom coming 
to find an honest priest to sing within the parish church of Marden for half 
a year prayers for mj' soul and all my friends' souls and all Christian souls. 
To repair the highway between my messuage and Cokyllystrwe 6s. 8d. To 
the town of Marden (3s. 8d. To my feoffees for their labour 12d. To John 

Maior for his labour 2d. Executor: John Maior. Proved 1517. 

(Archdeaconry of Canterbury, vol. 13, fo. 2.) 

The Will of Richard Fowle of Marden [co. Kent], dated 9 August 1564. 
To be buried in Marden. To the poor box there 12d. To my daughter 
Joane 5 marks at Michaelmas come two years after my decease. To Eliza- 
beth, my daughter, 13s. 4d. To Richard Ladd, my godson, 6s. 8d. To my 
daughter Margaret 20s. To my daughter Thomasyn £3. 7s. 8d. at marriage. 
To Dyenyce, my daughter, £3. 7s. 8d. at marriage. If any of my daughters 
die, then their share to the survivors; and if all decease before pajment, 
then to my son Richard. To my wife Margaret my house and lands, she 
to pay the rent and bring up my children; and on her death they are to go 
to my son Richard and his heirs lawfully begotten, and for default thereof 
to Dyonyce and her heirs la^-fully begotten, and for default thereof to 
Thomasyne. If my wife die, then LawTence Love and W^illiam Turner are 

VOL. LXXV. 15 



228 Genealogical Research in England [July 

to take the profits and bring up my children in the fear of God. Proved 
7 October 1564. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, vol. 37, fo. 183.) 

The Will of Richard Fowle of Frittenden [co. Kent], dated 3 September 
1570. To the poor of Frittenden 20s. To Thomas Fowle, my son and 
executor, all my moveables, but £10 is to be distributed between my son 
Thomas and my daughters Alice and Joane. To John Donner, my daugh- 
ter's son, 20s. 

To my son Thomas Fowle my lands in Fryttenden and Marden, he to 
pay to my two daughters Ahce and Joane 13s. 4d. yearly for their lives and 
to his daughter Joane Fowle 20s. yearly after she reaches the age of twenty- 
two years, and for default she may enter. Witnesses: John Pett the Elder, 
John Pett the Younger, his son, and William Foldes. Proved 20 October 
1572. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, vol. 41, fo. 277.) 

The Will of Dennye Fowle of Marden [co. Kent], dated 14 July 157S. 
To Richard Kynge, son of Edward Kynge, 2s. To Jeffrey Harmen's wife 
wearing apparel. To Mother Fekens wearing apparel. Father-in-law John 
Brattell. Residue to be sold for the use of my child. If that child die before 
it reaches the age of ten years, then the residue to my sister Thomasyn 
Muskoll, she to pay to Richard, son of Edward Kynge, 5s. To Elean Blushe, 
daughter of Stephen Blushe. Executor: my father-in-law John Brattell 
Proved 28 January 1578/9. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, vol. 43, fo. 227.; 

The Will of Thomas Fowle of Frittenden [co. Kent], dated 20 April 
1587. To be buried in Frittenden churchyard. To the poor at Frittenden 
3s. 8d. To my daughter Joane Fowle £30 at the age of twenty-two years, 
provided she discharge her brothers of an annuity given to her by her grand- 
father, Richard Fowle, issuing out of my lands, and if she refuse, then she 
is to have but £5, to be paid in like manner. To my daughter Marion Fowle 
£20 in goods at the age of twenty-two years. To Clemmens Fowle, my 
daughter, £20. To Joane Fowle, my daughter, half my household stuff. 
Residue to my son Richard Fowle, who is to be my executor. My son Rich- 
ard is to give bond for 200 marks to my son Francis Fowle, to pay the lega- 
cies of my daughters. 

To my son Richard Fowle my lands in Marden and my tenement in Frit- 
tenden lying upon the den of Bubhuste, in the occupation of John Leede. 
To Francis Fowle, my second son, at the age of twenty-four years, all my 
lands in Biddenden. To Thomas Fowle, my youngest son, at the age of 
twenty-four years, my dwelling and tenement called Shanbleforde and all 
my lands in Frittenden and on the den of Peaseridge. Proved 23 September 
1592. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, vol. 48, fo. 420.) 

The nuncupative Will of Thomas Fowle of Frittenden [co. Kent], yeo- 
man, made 13 May 1628 before Mr. Richard Bond, vicar of Frittenden. 
He gave all to his wife and child or children. Being asked by Mr. Bond if 
he gave nothing to his brothers, he answered No, they were rich enough 
already. Made before Mr. Richard Bond of Frittenden, Widow Hyland, 
Thomas Merchant, William Blackmore, and others. Proved 28 May 1628. 
(Consistory of Canterbury, vol. 48, fo. 290.) 

The Will of Richard Fowle of Hedcorne [co. Kent], yeoman, dated 20 
December 1630. To the poor of Hedcorne. To a minister to preach at my 
funeral. To EHzabeth Joseph, my daughter. To Jane Fowle, my young- 
est daughter, £300. To my daughter-in-law Mary Stannard. To Widow 
Perrin. To my grandchild Richard Borden my little house and land in the 
east end of Hedcorne which I bought of Abraham Coaras [?j, and his mother, 
Joane Borthen, is to take the profits so long as she lives. To Joane 



1921] Genealogical Research in England 229 

Borthen, my fhiu^htor, an annuity of 40s. a year out of my lands in 
FritU^ndon which I bought (jf WiUiam Matthews. The rest of my hinds to 
my son Richard Fowle. Proved 2G March 1631. (Consiatory of Canter- 
bury, vol. 49, fo. 313.) 

The Will of Francis Fowle of Cranbrooke [co. Kent], clothier, dated 
8 October 1032. To forty })oor of Cranbrooke. To Mr. Abbot, the min- 
ister, 40s. to |)reach my funeral sermon. To Ilalph Whitfield, Esq., £0. 
To my wife Elizabeth I'oO and my boolcs, plate, rings, etc., with household 
stuff, except the long table in tlie hall. To my sister Clemens Fitch £40. 
'To my cousin l']lizabcth Jose|)h, wife of Robert Joseph of Dartford, £30. 
To my cousin Jane liab.son, wife of John Babson, £30. To my sister Payne, 
wife of Peter Payne, £10. To my cousin Francis [sic] Fowle of Frittenden, 
daughter of my brother Thomas Fowle, £0. To my cousin Robert Hals- 
woode, son of my sister Joane Ilalswoode, £20 and my hanger and belt. 
To my brother Thomas Whitfield a rinp. To my cousin Margaret Morten, 
wife of James Morten, a ring. To my cousin Richard F(jwle. To my 
cousin Robert Joseph of Dartford my riding coat. To my godson Francis 
Leightwty. To my servant Mary Watts. The residue to my cousin Richard 
Borden of Cranbrooke, and he to be executor. 

To my wife Elizabeth my messuages in Cranbrook for life, and on her 
death to my kinswoman Joane Borden, wife of Richard Borden, for her 
life, and then to her son Francis Borden. To my cousin Richard Fowle, 
son of my brother Richard Fowle, my lands in Biddenden. Proved 3 April 
1633. 

[The decree for Richard Borden as executor, dated 6 June 1633, gives the 
following relationships: Elizabeth Fowle. widow of deceased. Clementine 

Fowle als Fitch and Fowle als Payne, sisters of deceased. Richard 

Fowle, Joane Fowle als Borden, Joan Fowle als Babson, and Elizabeth 
Fowle als Joseph, children of Richard Fowle, brother of deceased. Francis 
[sic] Fowle, daughter of Thomas Fowle deceased, brother of deceased. 
Robert Ilalswoode, son of Joane Fowle als Halswoode, sister of deceased. 
Richard Borden appeared by his proctor, Richard Birkhened, N. P.] (Con- 
sistory of Canterbury, vol. 50, fo. 73.) 

From the Transcripts of the Parish Registers of Cr.vnbrook, 

. CO. Kent 

1635 Richard Fowle and Dorothy Holford married 13 April. 

From the Transcripts of the Parish Registers of FRiiTENDEif, 

CO. Kent, 1563-1612 

Baptisms 

1568 Joane Foule daughter of Thomas 6 May. 

1569 Richard Foule son of Thomas IS December. 

1571 William Falle son of Thomas — February [1571/2]. 

1572 Francis Full son of Thomas 23 November. 
1574 Joan Burden daughter of Richard 24 October. 
1574 John Foule son of Thomas 19 January [1574/5]. 
1577 Marion Fowle daughter of Thomas 12 ISIay. 
1579 Thomas Foulle son of Thomas 2 August. 

15S4 Thomas Fowle son of Edward 28 December. 

1586 Edward Fowle son of Edward 5 June. 

1589 Phillyp Fowle daughter of Edward 24 September. 

1591 Hanna Fowle daughter of Edward 16 January [1591/2]. 

1598 John Fowle son of Edward 14 January [1598/9]. 

1601 Richard Fowle son of Richard 1 August. 



230 Genealogical Research in England [July 

Marriages 

1564 Thomas Foale and Elizabeth Carre 22 October. 

1573 Richard Burdon and Margaret Benson, widow, 28 November. 

1575 Robert Hobbes and Elizabeth Foule, widow, 3 October. 

1583 John Fowle and Katherine Groomebridge 24 June. 

1589 Peter Payne and Alice Burden 15 September. 

1597 Peter Payne and Marion Foole 7 July. 

1598 Thomas Halsworthe and Joan Fowle 7 August. 

Burials 

1563 Thomas Burdon son of John 25 July. 

1564 Richard Carr — September. 

1570 Joane Foale [wife] of Thomas 21 May. 

1571 Son of Thomas Fulle 18 January [1571/2]. 

1572 Olde Full 5 May. 

1573 John Burdon 26 April. 
1573 Eleanor Burden 17 October. 

1575 Richard Burden the sexton 21 April. 

1579 Dyonysse wife of 31 October. 

1580 John Foule son of Thomas 2 June. 

1583 Wife of John Fowle 18 June. 

1584 Margery Fowle wife of Thomas 13 January [1584/5]. 
1586 Edward Fowle son of Edward 11 August. 

1588 John Fowle a poore householder 16 August. 

1591 Stillborn child of Peter Payne 6 October. 

1591 Hanna Fowle daughter of Edward 21 February [1591/2]. 

1592 Thomas Fowle a householder 25 August. 
159 ' Stillborn child of Edward Fowle 1 October. 

1601 Edward Fowle a householder 4 December. 

1602 Thomas Fowle son of Edward 7 June. 

Miscellaneous 
1573 Thomas Fowle churchwarden of Frittenden. 

From the Transcripts of the Parish Registers of Headcorn, 

CO. Kent, 1590-1631 

Baptisms 

1594 John Borden 20 April. 

1595 Richard Borden son of Matthew 22 February [1595/6]. 

1602 Ann [sic, ? Amie] Borden daughter of Matthew 26 AprH [1602/3 (sic)]. 

1608 Elizabeth Fowle daughter of Richard 12 March [1608/9]. 

1612 Joane Fowle daughter of Richard 5 July. 

1626 Richard Borden son of Richard 9 July. 

Marriages 

1607 William Fitche of Ashford and Clemence Fowle of Frittenden 1 

February [1607/8]. 
1620 John Rae and Mary Borden 4 May. 
1625 Richard Borden and Joane Fowle 28 September. 

Burials 

1590 John Borden 5 [?] February [1590/1]. 

1592 Thomas Borden 21 April. 

1593 Elizabeth Borden 9 December. 
1600 Matthew Borden 4 October. 

1611 The son of Matthew Borden 6 November. 

1627 Mary Fowle wife of Richard 1 August. 
1631 Richard Fowle 2 March [1631/2]. 



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From Lay Subsidies for co. Kent* 

36 Henry VIII [1544-5]. 

Hundred of Crunbrook.f Richard Fowlc 20s. 

James Fowle [of Cranbrook] 10s. 

37 Henry VIII [154,5-6]. 

Hundred of Cranbrook. Richard Fowle in lands [of the yearly value 

of) £4 [tax] Ss. 
James Fowle in lands [of the yearly value 

of) £5 [tax] 10s. 
Thomas Fowle in goods [valued at] £7 
[tax] 4s. Sd. 
Hundred of Harden. Richard Fowle in lands [of the yearly 

value of] 20s. [tax] 2d. 
2 and 4 Edward VI [1548-0, 1550-1). 

Hundred of Cranbrook. Richard Fowle in goods [valued at] £15. 
13 Elizabeth [1570-1]. 

Hundred of Mardcn. Gve Fowle in lands [of the yearly value of] 

20s. [tax] IGd. 
39 Elizabeth [1596-7]. 

Hundred of Cranbrook. 

Cranbrook. Francis Foole in goods [valued at) £3 [tax] 

8d. 
Frittenden. Richard Fowle in lands [of the yearly 

value of] 30s. [tax] Gd. 

Second payment of the same subsidy. 
Lathe of Scray. 

Frittenden. Richard Fowlo in lands [torn]. 

8 James I [1610-11]. 

Hundred of Cranbrook. 

Frittenden. Thomas Foule in lands [of the yearly value 

of] 20s. [tax] 16d. 

From the foregoing; records and from authorities cited below the 
following; pedigree has been compiled, showing the ancestry of Joanc 
Fowle, wife of Richard Borden of Portsmoutli, R. I., and giving the 
children of Richard and Joane Borden. 

1. Richard Fowle, of Frittenden, co. Kent, the testator of 
1570, probably a son of Thomas Fowle of Marden, co. Kent, the 
testator of 1514, and his wife Johane, was born probably soon after 

8 Sept. 1514, and was buried at Frittenden 5 May 1572. The name 
of his wife, who must have died before 3 Sept. 1570, is unknown. 
He held lands also in Marden. 
Children : 

2. i. Thomas, b. probably about 1540. 
ii. Alice, living 3 Sept. 1570. 

iii. Joane, living 3 Sept. 1570. 

iv. A DAUGHTER, who m. DoNNER and d. before 3 Sept. 1570. 

Child: 1. John, living 3 Sept. 1570, when he is mentioned in the will 

of his grandfather. 

2. Thomas Fowle {Richard), of Frittenden, co. Kent, the testator 

•Preserved in the Public Record OflBce, London. 

tFrittenden is in the Hundred of Cranbrook. ' 



232 Genealogical Research in England [July 

of 1587, born probably about 1540, was buried at Frittenden 
25 Aug. 1592. He married first, at Frittenden, 22 Oct. 1564, 

Elizabeth Carre; secondly Joane , who was buried at 

Frittenden 21 May 1570; and thirdly Margery , who 

was buried at Frittenden 13 Jan. 1584/5. He was church- 
warden at Frittenden in 1573. His father, in his will dated 3 
Sept. 1570 and proved 20 Oct. 1572, devised to him his lands 
in Frittenden and Marden, subject to certain annuities. 
Children by first or second wives : 

i. A SON, bur. at Frittenden 18 Jan. 1571/2. 

ii. Joane (probably a child by second wife), bapt. at Frittenden 6 May 

1568; mentioned in the will of her brother Francis (2, v) 8 Oct. 

1632; m. at Frittenden, 7 Aug. 1598, Thomas Halsworthe or 

Halsw^oode. Child: 1. Robert, living 6 June 1633. 
3. iii. Richard (probably a child by second wife), bapt. at Frittenden 18 

Dec. 1569. 

Children by third wife: 

iv. William, bapt. at Frittenden in Feb. 1571/2; probably d. young. 

V. Francis, the testator of 1632, bapt. at Frittenden 23 Nov. 1572; d. 

s.p. between 8 Oct. 1632 and 3 Apr. 1633; m. Elizabeth 

[? Whitfield], who was living 6 June 1633. He was a rich clothier 
of Cranbrook, co. Kent, and held lands in Cranbrook and Bidden- 
den, CO. Kent. His will, of 8 Oct. 1632, mentions many relatives. 

vi. John, bapt. at Frittenden 19 Jan. 1574/5; bur. there 2 June 1580. 

vii. Marion, bapt. at Frittenden 12 May 1577; Hving 6 June 1633; m. at 
Frittenden, 7 July 1597, apparently as his second wife, Peter 
Payne, who was living 8 Oct. 1632.* 

viii. Thomas, of Frittenden, yeoman, the testator of 1628, bapt. at Fritten- 
den 2 Aug. 1579; d. between 13 and 28 May 1628; m. , who 

was living 13 May 1628. His father, in his will dated 20 Apr. 1587 
and proved 23 Sept. 1592, devised to him at the age of twenty-four 
years his dwelling and tenement called Shanbleforde and all his lands 
in Frittenden and on the den of Peaseridge. Child: 1. Francis [sic] 
(a daughter), living 6 June 1633, a legatee in the will of her uncle, 
Francis Fowle (2, v), dated 8 Oct. 1632. 

ix. Clemence, b. not later than 13 Jan. 1584/5; living 6 June 1633; m. 
at Headcorn, co. Kent, 1 Feb. 1607/8, being called of Frittenden, 
William Fitche of Ashford. 

3. Richard Fowle {Thomas, Richard), of Frittenden and Headcorn, 
CO. Kent, yeoman, the testator of 1630, baptized at Frittenden 
18 Dec. 1569, was buried at Headcorn 2 Mar. 1631/2. He 

seems to have married first ;t and secondly, at St. 

Margaret's, Canterbury, co. Kent, by hcence dated 3 Sept. 
1601, being then called of Frittenden, Mary Filkes, of Frit- 
tenden, widow, t who was buried at Headcorn 1 Aug. 1627. 
He held lands in Frittenden and Marden, co. Kent, which were 
devised to him in the will of his father, dated 20 Apr. 1587. 
Child by first wife : 

i. Richard, bapt. at Frittenden 1 Aug. 1601; probably m. at Cranbrook, 
CO. Kent, 13 Apr. 1635, Dorotht Holford. Hjs uncle, Francis 
Fowle (2, v), in his will dated 8 Oct. 1632 and proved 3 Apr. 1633, 
devised to him his lands in Biddenden, co. Kent. 

•Peter Payne married at Frittenden, 15 Sept. 1589, Alice Burden. A stillborn child of Peter 
Payne was buried at Frittenden 6 Oct. 1591. 

fin his will he mentions his daughter-in-law [i.e., stepdaughter] Mary Stannard, but she may 
have been a married woman. 

JCowper's Canterbury Marriage Licences, First Series, column 157. 



\{y2\] Genealogical Research in England 233 

('hildrcn by second wife: 

ii. JoANP], d. at Portsmoutli^ II. I., 15 July 1688; m.at Ileadcorn, 28 Sept. 
1025, Richard Bohden, bupt. at Headcorn 22 Feb. 1595/0, d. at 
Portsmouth, K. I., 25 Nluy 1071, s. of Matthew and Joan of Head- 
corn, lie removed from Headcorn to Cranbrook, co. Kent, in 1028, 
emigrated thence to New England in 1037/8, and settled at Ports- 
mouth, R. I. He wa.s freeman at Port.smouth 10 Mar. 1040/1, a 
member of a committee to treat with the Dutch, 18 May 1053, 
a.ssi.stant at Portsmouth, 1053, 1054, treasurer, ir)54, 1055, c<jmmis- 
sioner, 1054, 1050, 1057, freeman 1055, and deputy from Ports- 
mouth to the Rhode Island General A.ssembly, 101)7, 1()7(). He was a 
surveyor, and acquired large tracts of land in Rhode Island and in 
East Jer.s(!y (Monmouth County). He was buried in the burial ground 
of the Society of Friends at Portsmouth. His nuncupative will, of 
which an al)stract i.s given in Austin's "Genealogical Dictionary of 
Rhode Island," was admitted to probate by the town council of Ports- 
mouth 31 May ir)71. It mentions his wife Joan and all his children ex- 
cept Richard and lOlizabeth, who probably died young. Children: 1. 
Richard, bapt. at Headcorn .July 1020, 2. Thmrias, of Providence, R. 
I.,bai)t.at Hea(lcorn30ct. I(i27:d.25 Nov. H)H\; m. 20 Jan. 1603/4 
Mary Harris, who d. 22 Mar. 1717/ IS, dau. of William and Susanna 
of Providence; eight children. 3. Fraurin, of Portsmouth, R. I., 
and Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co^ East Jersey, bapt. at Cranbrook 
23 Dec. 1028; d. in Monmouth Co., East Jers<»y, 19, 1 mo. 1705/6; 
m. 12, 4 mo. 1()77 .lane \'ickars; four children. 4. Mary, bapt. at 
Cranbrook 13 Jan. l().32/3; d. before ItV.U; m. .John Cooke, who d. 
in 1()91, s. of Thomas; eleven cluldren. 5. Elizabeth, bapt. at Cran- 
brook 25 May 1034. 0. Matthew, of Port.smouth, R. I., b. at Ports- 
mouth in May 1638 and said in the Friends' records to be "the first 
English child born on Rhode Island;" d. in 1708; m. 4 Mar. 1073/4 
Sarah Clayton, b. in 1054, d. 19 Apr. 1735; t<'n children. 7. John, 
of Portsmouth, R. I., b. at Portsmouth in Sept. lt)4(); d. 4 .June 
1710; m. 25 Dec. 1()70 Mary Ivirle, b. about lt')55, d. in June 1734, 
dau. of Willi.nm and Mary (Walker); nine children. 8. Joseph, of 
Portsmouth, R. I., b. at Portsmouth 3 July (or Jan.) 1013; m. Hope 

; remov(Hl to Barbados, B. W. I.; three children recorded 

in Rhode Island bc^fore 1()74. 9. Sarah, b. at Portsmouth in May 
104 1; d. after 1705; m. Jonatlian Holm(\s, who d. in 1713, s. of Oba- 
diah and Catharine; nine children. 10. Samuel, of Portsmouth, 
R. I., and Westchester, N. Y., b. at Portsmouth in July 1045; m. 
1 June 1679, being then of Westchester, Elizabeth Crosse. 11. 
Benjayyiin, of Portsmouth, R. I., and of Monmouth and Burlington 
Counties, N. J., b. at Portsmouth in May 1049; d. aiWv 1718; m. 
22 Sept. 1670 Abigail Grover, dau. of James; ten children. 12. 
Amey, h. at Portsmouth in Feb. 1653/4: d. 5 Feb. 1683/4; m. 27 
Mar. 1078 William Richardson; three children.* 

iii. Elizaukth, bapt. at Heatlcorn 12 Mar. 1008 9; living 6 June 1033; 
m. before 20 Dec. 1030 Robert Joseph of Dartford, co. Kent, who 
was living 8 Oct. 1632. 

iv. Jane (or Joane), bapt. at Headcorn 5 July 1612; living 6 June 1633; 
m. after 20 Dec. 1630 John Babson, who was living S Oct. 1632. 

•For the paternal ancestry of Richard Borden, the emigrant to New England in 1637/8, cf. 
the Pedigree of Richard Borden, by Thomas Allen Glenn, Philadelphia, 1901. The facts given 
above about him anil his children have been taken, for the most part, from Glenn's Pedigree, 
Austin's Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, and Savage's Genealogical Dictionary of the 
First Settlers of New England. 

John Borden, eighth and youngest child of Matthew and Joan of Headcorn and brother of 
Richard, was baptised 22 Feb. 1G06/7. and emigrated to New England in the Elizabeth A Ann 
in May 1635, being then recorded as aged 28 years, with his wife Joan, aged 23 y^ars, his son 
Matthew, aged 8 years, and his daughter Elizabeth, aged 3 years. (Cf. Glenn's Pedigree, p. 13, 
and Drake's Founders of New England, p. 30) 



234 Genealogical Research in England [July 

Williams 

The two Chancery cases of which abstracts are given below re- 
late to Sidrach Williatns, a brother of Roger Williams. In ''George 
Fox digged out of his Burro wes" Roger Williams wrote of ''my 
brother a Turkey merchant in London," and the second of these 
cases shows that the late Henry FitzGilbert Waters was right in his 
conjecture that Sidrach Williams was the brother thus described. 
Cf. Register, vol. 43, page 299. 

From Chancery Proceedings* 

27 November 1626. Complaint to Sir Thomas Coventry, Lord Keeper 
of the Great Seal of England, shows that your orator, Sydrack Williams 
of London, merchant, about the month of February 1621, and William Clo- 
bery of London, merchant, were partners in trading and commerce in serges 
and perpetuanas, and so continued until July 1622, that one Thomas Bridge- 
man of Exon in Devon, gentleman, had serges and perpetuanas that were 
hardly merchantable, and, seeing that your orator and his partner were 
diUgent merchants, he pretended that he was of their acquaintance at the 
time of the beginning of the partnership, and agreed to sell them serges and 
perpetuanas from Devon of the best quality, at reasonable prices, and they 
relied on his representations and accepted said serges and perpetuanas. On 
or about July 1622 the partnership was dissolved, and an accounting was 
made, and the orator agreed to pay one half of the account, namely £150, and 
in July 1623 the orator gave said Bridgeman a bond for £300, with Clobery as 
his surety, to pay the same in six months, and he paid most of it, namely 
£100, and he was willing and ready to pay the rest, but Bridgeman would not 
accept, and desired the orator to keep the rest, saying that he had no occa- 
sion then to use the £50, and that he would not take advantage of the bond. 
A difference hath now arisen between William Clobery and Bridgeman for 
other and larger sums, and Bridgeman is now seeking to recover on the 
bond against Clobery, although he is only a surety, and he refuses to accept 
the residue, although often requested by the orator in a friendly manner, 
and he has refused to cancel the bond, contrary to equity and good con- 
science. Moreover, the bond was for overvalued serges and perpetuanas, 
and the orator has no remedy at law, and cannot take advantage of the 
verbal promise, and prays a discovery against Bridgeman as to the true 
value of the goods, and if he did not overvalue the same, and if he did not 
tell the orator that he paid ready money for the goods, whereas he took long 
credits, and if the orator did not often tender and offer to pay the bond, 
and if he did not refuse payment, and if the reason for such refusal was not 
to put the bond in suit against William Clobery, and if he hath not given 
out speeches to that purpose and effect, and prays for a writ of subpoena 
against said Bridgeman and other relief according to equity and good con- 
science. 

[Signed] George Moore. 

[Answer missing.] (Chancery Proceedings, James I.) 

28 May 1628. Complaint to Thomas Coventry, Lord Keeper, by Sy- 
drack Williams of London, merchant, shows that in or about April 1624 he 
entered into a contract with one John Freeman of Dedham, Suffolk [sic], 
clothier, to buy twenty Suffolk cloths within twenty days thereafter, viz., 
six violets, seven blues, and seven azures, at £10 per cloth, to be paid for at 
the Feast of the Nativitie next ensuing, and Freeman, having three of the 

•Preserved in the Public Record Office, London. 



1921] Genealogical Research in England 235 

cloths in London which he could not vend or sell, delivered them as a sample 

(and pattern to the orator, and promised to deliver the other seventeen in 
the twenty days, so that, relying thereon, the orator forbore to buy other 
cloths for four or five months thereafter. Freeman then delivered fcnirteen 
of the cloths in October, when the time for shipping was past, and shortly 
thereafter pretended to have occasion to use money in London, and the 
orator, although the cloths were delivered late and the money not yet due, 
unwillingly, at Freeman's recjuest, loaned him £10. Freeman has not yet 
dehvered the other three cloths, to wit, of violet, and nevertheless denies 
the receipt of the £10, and has commenced an action at common law for the 
price of the seventeen cloths. The orator cannot call to mind who was 
present at the agreement for the twenty cloths or at the lending of the £10, 
and prays that Freeman may be examined as to these points, and for a 
writ of subpoena, as he has no bar at the common law. 

[Signed] Francis Bedingficld. 

31 May 1628. Answer of John Freem.\n. The orator, even if he did not 
receive the cloths, has a remedy at common law in an action on the case, 
but the defendant says that in or about April 1027 he agreed to deliver 
twenty cloths, viz., seven "blewes," seven azures, and si.x violets, by Midsum- 
mer next ensuing, and complainant was to pay £10 per cloth, or £200 in all, 
by the Feast of the Xativitie. He did deliver three violets, four blues, 
and four azures, which the complainant first saw at the house of the de- 
fendant's brother, Symon Freeman, and one George Massy, both cloth- 
workers in Fenchurch Street, London. The complainant marked and 
sealed these, and the defendant thereafter delivered three more, and the 
rest, being six, he did not deliver until, as he confesses, three weeks after 
Midsummer, which was not a long tiin(\ and. although of ])roper colors 
and ecjual goodness, the complainant turned back three of the six, which the 
defendant sold afterwards for more than the complainant had agreed to 
pay. The complainant lias promised to pa,y for those received to the sum 
of £170, but has only paid £10, which was never borrowed of the complainant. 
The defendant was only paid this three or four days after Ladie Day last 
past, which was long after the £170 was due, and it was paid in part payment, 
and complainant promised to pay the rest to the defendant's brother, and, 
although the brother often asked for it, he failed to pay, so that the de- 
fendant came up to London to solicit payment, and he promised from day to 
day to pay but failed to do so, until the defendant had to go home on account 
of his trade, without pay and the expenses of his trip to London of 20 marks 
and also the loss of the use of his money. There was no agreement to de- 
liver the cloths in twenty days, as bill untruly alleges. The time for ship- 
ping the cloths was not past when the}' were delivered, nor for long after, 
for the defendant says that the usual time for the Turkish merchants to ship 
and vend such bouts of cloth is not until about Michaelmas, nor sooner, 
which is the usual time that the Turkey' merchants ship their cloths for to be 
transported, and the complainant so shipped them, as he had them three 
months before they were shipped, so that the complainant was not damaged. 
The defendant has properly commenced an action in the King's Bench, as 
he has a right to do, to recover the price of the cloths delivered. (Chan- 
cery Proceedings, James I, C. 3, B. 418/216.) 

[To be continued] 



236 Leaders in the Winthrop Fleet [July 

LEADERS IN THE WINTHROP FLEET, 1630 
Communicated by J. Gardner Bartlett of Boston, Mass. 

The following list of some of the leading men who came to New 
England in the fleet with Winthrop in 1630 is preserved in the Colo- 
nial Office Papers, vol. 5, no. 78, in the Public Record Office, London. 

A Note of the names of the principall undertakers for the plantation of 
the Mattachusetts bay in Newe England that are themselves gonne over 
with theire wives and children. 

Mr Joh: Winthroppe Esqr: Governor, and three of his sonnes. 

Sr Rich: SaltonstalJ Knight, three of his sonnes and 2 daughters. 

Mr Isaake Johnson E^qr and the Lady Arbella his wife Sister to the 

Earle of Lincolne. 
Mr Charles Fines the said Earles brother. 
Mr Dudley, his wife, 2 sonnes and 4 daughters. 
Mr Coddington and his wife. 
Mr Pincheon and his wife and 3 daughters. 
Mr Vassall and his wife. 
Mr Revell. 

[Endorsed] 
The names of the New plantato" In New England. 
For the right honnorable the Lord Carleton. 

This list raises a few interesting points. From various evidences 
it appears that the three sons brought by Governor Winthrop were 
Henry, Stephen, and Samuel. Sir Richard Saltonstall had four sons, 
Richard, Samuel, Robert, and Henry. Probably the youngest son, 
Henry, was the one left in England, and he came later to New Eng- 
land. The daughters were Rosamond and Grace. Charles Fiennes, 
born about 1607, was the fifth son of Thomas Fiennes, alias Clinton, 
third Earl of Lincoln, and a younger brother of Theophilus Fiennes, 
fourth Earl of Lincoln. He entered Christ's College, Cambridge, in 
Easter 1624, but did not proceed to a degree. He remained only a 
few weeks in New England, and then returned to England.* The 
four daughters brought over by Thomas Dudley were Ann, Patience, 
Sarah, and Mercy. His son Samuel Dudley, baptized 30 Nov. 1608, 
is known to have come with his parents; but who was the other son 
referred to in the hst? The father married, 25 Apr. 1603, Dorothy 
Yorke, and when elected deputy governor, 17 May 1637, is called 
^ 'senior,'^ a term which imphes a son Thomas then hving in New 
England. The records of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, show that 
a Thomas Dudley, pensioner, matriculated in Easter 1624, and re- 
ceived his A.B. in Jan. 1626/7 and his A.M. in Apr. 1630. This may 
well have been the eldest son of Governor Dudley, born probably 
about 1606 and receiving his master's degree just before sailing in 
the Winthrop fleet, of which some of the vessels did not leave Eng- 
land until the end of April 1630. According to this Hst William 

•Savage, in his Genealogical Dictionary, has erroneously confused this passenger with, another 
person of the same name. 



1921] . Notes 237 



l^ynchcon's only son John did not come with his parents, as has been 
onrirnonly supposed. WiUiam Vassall and his wife soon returned to 
ji^hiiid, l)ut came back in 1635, bringing then their children. 



(• 



PROCEEDINGS OF THE NEW ENGLAND HISTORIC 
GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 

liy Hknicy Edwards Scutt, A.B., Recording Secretary 

lioslon, Mdssfirhusetln, 4 ^f^V 1021. A stated meeting of the Society was 
}i(>l(l in Wilder Hall, 9 Ashhurton Place, at 2.30 P.M., Vice President Chase 
I)r<'si(ling. 

The niinute.s of the April meeting were approved, and the reports of the Cor- 
responding Socretary, Librarian, Historian, and Council were accepted, the 
Council reporting that since the April meeting members of the Society had been 
elected a.s follows: 

JAfe Mem})er8 

vSarah Rodman lialdwin of Baltimore, Md. 
Louis Thorn (lolding of St. Josei)!), NIo. 

Resident Members 
Mary Emma Wood of Hrookline, Ma.'^s. 
Lynn Kugene Brown of Cortland, N. V. 
Wend(>ll Maro Weston, '2d, of Cambridge, Mass. 
Mary Kllen Coventry of Burlmgton, Vt. 

On motion it was 

Voted, Thnt the vote of iho Sorioty of S Jnnunr>' 1021, niithnriiinK the Prmidont ftnd Trenaurer 
(if the Society to convoy, in tho nnme of the Society, a certain narrow strip of land to the ikmton 
Architecturiil Club, bo and hereby is rc»cinded. 

On motion it was 

Votcti, That the Vice President for Mnasnchusctta and the Treasurer of the Society be and 
hercliy iire iiuthorijed to convey, in the name of the Society, to the Boston Architectural Club, 
upon such ternm iind at such price ftfl the said officers may deem advisable, a narrow strip of land 
:U the ronr of the premi.scs numbered 16 Somerset Street, in the City of Boston, under the rear 
wiiU.s of the buildiiiKS of snid club. 

Vice President Chase then presented, as the speaker of the afternoon, I^oring 
Underwood of Boston, whose address on Old Aetr England Gardens was illus- 
trated by a series of remarkably- beautiful colored storeoptic(m views and was 
greatly enjoyed by the large autlience, which tilled Wilder Hall. 

At 4.05 1^^L the Chair declared the meeting dissolved, and the members of 
the Society, with their guests, remained for a pleasant social hour in the adjoining 
tea room. 



NOTES 

It having come to the attention of this Society that certain geneal- 
ogists and publishers have used the name of the Society in con- 
nection with their own enterprises, the Society again desires to 
state that it has NO genealogical representatives in this country 
or in England, nor is it in any way connected with any pubUcations 
other than those that it issues over its own name at 9 Ashburton 
Place, Boston. 



238 Notes ^ [July 

Hinckley. — The following brief abstract of the will of John Henkele (i.e., 
Hinckley) of Lenham, co. Kent, Eng., was sent to me by Mrs. Elizabeth (French) 
Bartlett, who found the will, in Latin, some time after her article on the English 
ancestry of Samuel Hinckley, who came to New England in the Hercules in 
1635, had been published in the Register (vol. 65, pp. 287-290, 314-319. 
Cf. also Register, vol. 68, pp. 186-189). The testator, who mentions wife 
Margaret, sons John, Robert, and Thomas, and daughter Anne, was probably 
the father of the two brothers, John and Robert Henkle, with whom the Hinckley 
pedigree in the Register (vol. 65, p. 316) begins. If this supposition is correct, 
the English ancestry of the New England Hinckleys has been carried back one 
generation farther than it was carried in the pedigree previously printed in the 
Register. 

The Will of John Henkele of Leneham [Lenham], co. Kent, dated 5 January 
1483/4. To be buried in the churchyard of St. Mary's, Leneham. My daughter 
Anne. My moveable goods to my wife Margaret and my sons John, Robert, 
and Thomas, in equal parts. Executors: my sons John and Robert. Overseer: 
John Howlott. 

My will regarding my lands and tenements. My son John to have my messuage 
and garden in Tenham [Teynham], with a marsh called Cleoemarsh, and three 
acres of land called Cooneer during the life of my w^ife, with reversion at her 
death to my son Thomas. To my son Robert my messuage in Leneham, with 
two acres of land next Lovegrove. My wife Margaret to remain in occupation 
of my house at Leneham for eight years after my decease. Witnesses: Mr. 
John Walker, John Howlott, Hugh Kingsland, and John Moor. Proved by the 
executors 17 March 1483/4. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, vol. 3, fo. 495.) 

New York City, Samuel Parker Hinckley. 



Instructions for the Heralds' Visitations. — The following "Instructions," 
which have been copied from "Domestic State Papers, Charles I," vol. 360, p. 
236, are likely to interest students of Heraldry. 

Instructions for Those That Are to Goe Our Marshalls 
in the Severall Visitacons This Ye are Ao 1634. 

1. First to goe these Visitacons wth a full resolucon and intent rather to 
aduance the reputacon of the Office and in discharge of the duty belonging to an 
Officer of Armes then for the desyre of gaine. 

2. Item to endeavour by all possible meanes to giue Gents that content as 
that they may be induced to beleve that it is not their money wee looke after but 
to doe them and their posterity right in the p'seruacon of their di scents matches 
alliance and issue, and this in a way not vnusuall but often heretofore practised, 
both in auntient and latter tymes even generally ouer the w^hole Kingdome. 

3. Item to beare themselues civilly and wth due respect towards all Gents 
even the poorest especially when other of meaner condicon are in presence, and 
on the other side to beat down the insolencie of such as shall aspire to Gentry 
wthout right, though ever so rich or potent. 

4. Item to enter poore Gentlemens discents wth all willingness taking nothing 
for the same, but doing them all grace in the view of others. 

5. Item for the rest to enter their discents onely taking the auntient and 
accustomed fees, not suffring Clarks or Painters to exact vpon them. 

, 6. Item aboue all thinges to keepe vp the credit of the Comission being vnder 
the great Scale not suffering any one though ever so great to vilifie or debase 
the same, without due reprehension in fitt and graue language. 

7. Item in taking of discents not to exceed 4 or fine degrees or as many as may 
probably be wthin the memory of man or cognisance of the Country. 

8. Item to make nor admitt of noe pedegrees but testified authentically vnder 
the hands of tw^o or three officers of Armes whereof Garter to be one according 
to the Duke of Norfolk's Order, and if you meet with any otherwise made or 
testified to admonish the p'ties to p'cure fuller testimonie. 

London. J. Gardner Bartlett. 



1)21] Notes 239 

Norton. — The following inscriptions wero copied from two slato fq-avestones 
III a knoll on \\n\ Diinion Norton fiirni, so called, situated at the head of the 
)yster I'ond, west side, Kdjz;artown, Mass. They supf)ly more detailed informa- 
ion about the a^i;e of John Norton and his widow than is ^iven in the printed 

ifal Records of Ivl^artown. There are five other graves on the same line, but 
mmarked. The buiIdinp;H belonging to the farm were burned last September, 
md the i)lace is de.'^erted. 

In memory of Mr John Norton: who died July 17. 1814: Aged 83 years, & 

'21 days. 
In memory of Mrs. Mary Norton, widow of Mr. John Norton; who died 

July 20. 1S14: Aged 92 years, 9 mo. & 29 days. 

Edgartown, Mass. Francis A. Foster. 



WooDa-BuRKK. — The following records have been copied from the flyleaf of a 
)Ook written by Klizabeth (Woods) I^tirke, wife of James Hurke of New Hrain- 
,rec, Mass. James and I'^lizabeth (Woods) Hurke had other children, besides 
,hc Frederick Wliliiam] mentioned in these records. One of their children, 
Vlary Ann Hurke, who was born 5 Jan. IS 10 and died 17 Jan. I8h(), was married 
II \K\A* to Sanuiel Davi.s* Harrington of Faxton, Mass., son of Samuel' (Nathan,* 
Joseph,' Joseph,' Robert*). Samuel Davis and Mar>' Ann (Hurke) Harrington 
A^ere grandparents of the writ^T «)f this not<', who has in his po.'isession the original 
-(.'(•ords of wliieh a coi)y is here given. f 

My grandfather. Deacon J. Woods removed his family from Marlborough 

to this town [New liraintree] May 14th., 1752. 
Deacon Jonathan Woods, my Father, was united in marriage to Lydia 
Goodenough in 174S. 

June 9th., 1752 the first meetinghouse in this town raised. 
Se|)t. 1753 Rev. H. White preached the first .sermon in the house. 
Aj)ril 17th., 1754 Rev. J. Ru^gh's iiistall<Mi and church gathered. 
Second meetinghou.se raised May 7th., ISOI, dedicat<*(l S<'pt., 12, 1802. 
Rev. John Fisk mst^dled here October 20th., 179t). 
My Father was born December 19, 1728. Died September 19, 1807 
My Mother was born December 21, 1729. Died September 7, 1802. 

Their Children: 

Eunice Woods born September 7, 1749. Died June 16, 1819 

Kelief Woods born March 10, 1751. Died March 14. 1S15 

rhebe Woods born September 'M), 1752. Died September 23, 1S2G 

Dorothy \N'oods born November 29, 1754. Died May 2, 1804 

John Woods born June G, 1757. August 27, 1S29 

Meliscent Woods born July 24. 1759. Died Anril 11, 1815. 

Jonathan ^^'o(Hls November 5, 17t)l. Died Feb. 1, 1830. 

Paul Woods born PVb. 29, 1704. Died June — 1834. 

I..ydia \\'oods born Feb. 20, 1700 

Si'las Woods born March 27, 1708. Died Nov. or Dec. 1813. 

Elizabeth Woods born December 13, 1770 

Charlotte Woods born July 2, 1773. Died June 30, 1775. 

Anna Anderson born August 22, 1745. Died Sept. 23, 1833. 

James Hurke born April 25, 1773. United in marriage to Elizabeth Woods 

in October 1793. Died April 5th., 1830. 
Frederick W. Hurke born July 10, 1814. Died Feb. 1, 1S31. 

Columbus, Ohio. Davis Harrington Morris. 

•According to the printed Vital Records of New Braintree this marriage took place 28 Dec. 
1833.— Editor. 

tA few of the following records may be found also in the Vital Records of Marlborough and the 
Vital Records of New Braintree, but several of them are not printed in either of those books. The 
dates here given do not in every case correspond with the dates found in the printed Vital Rec- 
ords. — Editor. 



240 



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[July 



Historical Intelligence 

Hbraldrt. — The Committee on Heraldry of the New England Historic 
Genealogical Society strongly recommends that all coats of arms which can be 

proved to be authentic be offered for record 
with this Society. The arrangements for the 
making and preservation of such records are 
complete, and the volume of recorded arms has 
been begun by the entry therein of a number of 
well-authenticated coate. Printed forms and 
directions for the making of applications may 
be obtained from the Committee, and all com- 
munications on this subject should be addressed 
to the Committee on Heraldry, New England 
Historic Genealogical Society, 9 Ashburton 
Place, Boston. 

Without taking any position with reference to 
the propriety of assuming arms, the Committee 
will be glad to examine arms or heraldic devices 
which any person or organization desires to as- 
sume, and give advice as to whether the same are heraldically correct or whether 
they violate a right of exclusive use heretofore acquired by others. 




Genealogies in Preparation. — Persons of the several names are advised 
to furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families 
and other information which they think may be useful. We would suggest that 
all facts of interest illustrating family history or character be communicated, 
especially service under the U. S. Government, the holding of other offices, grad- 
uation from college or professional schools, occupation, with places and dates 
of birth, marriage, residence, and death. All names should be given in f.ull, if 
possible. No initials should be used when the full name is known. 

Calef. — Robert, born, probably in England, in 1648, died in Boston, Mass., 
13 Apr. 1719, by F. T. Calef, M.D., 62 Taunton Avenue, East Providence, R.I. 

Crow. — John, probably born in England, died at Yarmouth in the Plymouth 
Colony 4 Jan. 1672/3, by F. E. Crowell, 83 Worcester Street, Boston, Mass. 

Fallass. — William, born in England about 1690, died in Boston, Mass., in 
1735, by Mrs. Lura (Fallass) Alexander, 3515 Wyandotte Street, Kansas City, 
Mo. 

Glidden. — Charles, born in England about 1630, died at Exeter (in the part 
which is now the town of New Market), N. H., after 1706, by George Walter 
Chamberlain, 29 Hillside Avenue, Maiden, Mass. 

Holden. — Richard, born in co. Suffolk, England, about 1609, died at Groton, 
Mass., 1 Mar. 1696, Justinian, his brother, born in the same county about 1611, 
died at Cambridge, Mass., in Aug. 1691, and Randall, of a different family, born 
probably in co. Lancaster, England, in 1612, died at Warwick, R. I., 23 Aug. 
1692, by Eben Putnam, Wellesley Farms, Mass. 



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K[llswortli] Doe. (Montnelier, Vt., Caj)ital City Press] 1921. 30 p. geneal. tab. 
por. 8° Price $1.50. Address Elmer E. Doe, Orleans, Vt. 

Harris genealogy. Harris, Dunlop, Valentine and allied families. Compiled 
for Mary (Harris) Morris. By William M. Mervine. (Philadelphia, Edward S. 
Paret Co.] 1920. 10-|-280 p. fcsm. geneal. tab. pi. por. F** Print<:'d for private 
circulation only. 

Lytle genealogy. Pedigree of Christopher and Mary Lytle. By Leonard 
Lytle. Detroit, Mich., 1921. Chart. 

McCarthy genealogy. The McCarthys in early American history. By Mi- 
chael J. O'Brien. New Y'ork, Dodd, Mead & Co., 1921. 22+322 p. pi. 8° 

riio Hiitlior Kivcs nn ncrount of the .MrCiirthy fiimilioH. hrforo the 18th century, of VirgiDis, 
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York, Now Jersey, Miissrichusotts, Connecticut, Rhode Ishind, Mfiinc. .N'cw Uamiwhirc. and Ver- 
mont. 

Martin genealogy. The Martin family of Ipswich, Ma^s. Four generations of 
descendants of George Martin of Salisbury through his son George. By Charlea 
Shepard. Albany, N. Y., 1921. Chart. Price $1. 

The author will he Rrateful for corrections, additions, parentnRe of wives, data on untraced lines, 
or any other information. .-Vddress Charles Shepard. P. O. Box 302, Troy, N. Y. 

Moody genealogy. Moody family, descendants of William of Ij)swich, Eng., 
ftnd Newburv, Mass. By Herbert A. Moody. Turners Falls, Mass., 1921. 
Chart. 

Morehead genealogy. The Morehead family of North Carolina and Virginia. 
By John Motley Morehead (111). New Y'ork, privately printed (by The De 
Vinne Press], 1921. 147 p. pi. por. F° 

Perkins genealogy. "Gentleman" John Perkins. By W(illiam] W(alter] 
Scott. Lenoir, N. C, The Lenoir News-Topic (1920]. 84 + (4] p. 8° 

Stuart genealogy. Miss Jane Stuart, 1S12-1S88, her grandparents and parents; 
a paper read before the Society, November 17, 1919. By Mary E. Powel. Bul- 
letin of the Newport Historical Society, no. 31. Newport, R. I., 1920. 19 p. 8** 

"The account of the first two generations is taken largely from three articles written by Miss 
Jane Stuart and printed in Scribner'a Magaiine, 1876-7." 

Thompson genealogy. Autobiography of Dea. John Thompson of Mercer, 
Me., with genealogical notes of his descendants. Compiled by his grandson, 
Josiah H. Thompson. Farmington, Me., Franklin Journal Co., 1920. 162 p. 
pi. por. 8° 

Tnislow genealogy. Notes on the families of Truslow, Horler, and Horley 
from English records. By James Truslow Adams, M. A. Bridgehampton, L. I., 
privately printed, 1920. 17 p. 8° 

BIOGRAPHICAL 
Yale University, Class of 1870. Class of Seventy, Yale University. Report 



242 Recent Books [July] 

of the 50th anniversary, June 19 to 23, 1920, together with a supplementary 
biographical record continuing the history of the Class of '70, 1911-1921. Edited 
by Lewis Wilder Hicks, Class Secretary. Boston, Thomas Todd Co., printers, 
1921. 222 p. pi. 8° 

HISTORICAL 

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Illinois, history. 1818-1918. The centennial of the State of Illinois. Report 
of the Centennial Commission. By Jessie Palmer Weber, Secretary of the Com- 
mission. [Springfield, 111., Illinois State Journal Co., 1920.1 489 p. pi. por. 8° 

Pilgrims, landing at Plymouth, 300th anniversary. 1620-1920. Exercises on 
the 300th anniversary of the landing of the Pilgrims held at Plymouth, Mass., 
Tuesday, December 21, 1920. [Celebrated by the Pilgrim Tercentenary Com- 
mission of Massachusetts.] n. p. 1921. 64 p. 8° 

(h) Local 

Lexington, Mass., battle, 1775. The battle on Lexington Common, April 19, 
1775, consisting of an account of that action, now first published, and a reprint 
of my lecture entitled "Fiction and truth about the battle on Lexington Com- 
mon," published in 1918. Also a complete roster of Captain John Parker's com- 
pany; a list of the seventy-seven men who were with him that morning; and a 
list of the eight men who are known to have returned the British fire. By Frank 
Warren Coburn. Lexington, Mass., published by the author, 1921. 34+60 p. 
fcsm. pi. por. 8° 

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Brookline Historical Society. Proceedings of the Brookhne Historical Society 
at the annual meeting, January 27, 1921. Brookline, Mass., published by the 
Society, 1921. 20 p. 4° 

National Society of Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America. Lineage 
Book of the National Society of Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America. 
[Compiled by Mrs. Gains M. Brumbaugh, National Registrar.] Vol. 9, 1921. 
63 p. 8° 

National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Ofl5cial bulletin of 
the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Vol. 15, no. 4, 
March, 1921. President General, James Harry Preston, 820 N. Charles St.> 
Baltimore, Md. n. p. n. d. 61 p. il. 8° 

New England Society in the City of New York. One hundred and fifteenth 
anniversary celebration of the New England Society in the City of New York, 
December 22, 1920. [New York, Wilham Green, 1921.] 130 p. 4° 

Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Remembrance Book of 
the Daughters of the American Revolution containing obituary notices received 
since July 1, 1920, arranged according to states and chapters, also a list of de- 
ceased members whose names have been reported to the National Board of 
Management, since June, 1920, alphabetically arranged. January, 1921. 22 p. 
4° 

Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Faneuil Hall Chapter. 
Faneuil Hall Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution. Mrs. Ida Farr 
Miller, Founder. Organized Feb. 11, 1896. Charter issued July 31, 1896. Real 
daughters, Mrs. Mary W. Pratt, Miss Lucretia Hopkinson. n. p. 1919-1921 
[15] p. 16° 

Society of Sons of the Revolution, New York. Sons of the Revolution in the 
State of New York. Reports and proceedings, 1919-1920. Dec. 4, 1920. 60 p. 

n. pi. 8° 

Vineland Historical Magazine. The Vineland Historical Magazine, devoted 
to history, biography, genealogy. January, April, July, October, 1919.^ Vol. 4, 
nos. 1-4. Pubhshed quarterly by the Vineland Historical and Antiquarian 
Society. Vineland, N. J., 1919. 4° 



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OCTOBER, 1921 



FRANK KRNEST WOODWARD 
By Rev. Lewis Wiu)er Hicks, M. A., of Welleslcy, Ma.sj». 

Frank Kunkst Woodward, of Welleslcy Hills, Mass., eflicicnt 
business manai^er, careful pcnealopst, and patriotic citiz<'n, a resi- 
dent nicrnher of the New England Historic (lencalojrical Society 
since ISDS and at the time of his death a nieinher of its Council, 
died at a hospital in Hrookline, Mjiss., 5 Aujoist 1921, in consequence 
of injuries received a few days previously in an accident in Boston. 
He was horn at Daniariscotta. Me.. 2 Januar>' 1853, the fourth child 
and third son of Samuel and Jerusha Baker (Krskine) Woodward. 

His paternal ancestry has been traced to Rol)ert Woodward of 
Scituate, Mass., but the proof necessary' to carry the line farther 
back to Nathaniel Woodward, an early settler in Boston, as some 
have tried to do, seems to be wanting. James Woodward of Scitu- 
ate, born 9 August 1709, son of Robert, married, 15 February' 1749/50, 
as his second wife, Mrs. Mary (Stetson) Vinal, daughter of Anthony 
and Ann (Smith) Stetson and widow of John Vinal, Jr. Their son 
Sanuiel Woodward, born at Scituate 9 October 1750, married, 30 
December 1779, Sarah Barstow, born 27 November 1754, daughter of 
Thomas Barstow, a shipwright of Hanover, Mass., with whom 
Sanuiel had served as an apprentice. Samuel and his wife settled in 
Bristol, Me., where the former built many vessels, and where their 
son James was born on 20 January 1783. This James, also a ship- 
builder of Bristol, married, 4 October 1807, Lavinia Wadsworth, 
born 4 January 1783, daughter of Cephas and Molly (Cook) Wads- 
worth of Kingston, Mass.; and Samuel Woodward of Bristol and 
Daniariscotta, their son, born 7 August 1819, and his wife, Jerusha 
Baker Erskine, whom he married at Wiscasset, Me., 20 January 
1848, were the parents of the subject of this memoir. Samuel Wood- 
ward, too, was a shipwright. He removed with his family in the 
autumn of 1866 from Daniariscotta to Chelsea, Mass., and died 
there 18 May 1875. 

Jerusha Baker Erskine, mother of Frank Ernest Woodward, was 
born 21 November 1828, the daughter of William and Betsey (Baker) 
Erskine of Bristol, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John 
H. Olcott, in Washington, D. C, 8 June 1914. She was of Scotch- 
Irish ancestry, being fourth in descent from Alexander Erskine, who 

VOL. LXXV. 16 



244 Frank Ernest Woodward [Oct. 

came from Londonderry, Ireland, to Boston in 1746, and settled in 
Bristol a few years later. 

Through his grandmother, Lavinia (Wadsworth) Woodward, Mr. 
Woodward was descended from several Mayflower Pilgrims, among 
them being Elder WilUam Brewster, Francis Cooke, Stephen Hop- 
kins, Richard Warren, Henry Samson, Edward Doty, and John 
Alden. 

He was educated in the conmion schools of Damariscotta and at 
Lincoln Academy in Newcastle, Me., 1865-66, and after the removal 
of the family to Chelsea, Mass., he attended the grammar and high 
schools of that city. These schools, however, gave but a preliminary 
education to a mind that became richly stored with knowledge 
through its fondness for the best of boolvS and through an intimate 
association with cultured people. 

In 1869 Mr. Woodward entered the employ of the Magee Furnace 
Company of Boston, thus beginning a business career which he fol- 
lowed with honorable success until liis death. He became a member 
of this corporation in 1887, and in 1895 was placed at the head of 
its heating and ventilating department. In 1905 he organized the 
firm of Frank E. Woodward & Company, of Boston, heating and 
ventilating engineers, and continued to carry on tliis business until 
his death. 

He resided in Maiden, Mass., from ISSl to the latter part of 1909, 
when he removed to ^^'ellesley Hills. During his residence in Maiden 
he served the conmmnity in many ways. He was secretaiy of the 
School Committee for ten years, treasurer of the Building Committee 
of the Young Men's Christian Association in 1893-94, secretary of 
the Maiden Historical Society for some fifteen years, a trustee of 
the Maiden Public Library from 1903 to 1910, president of the Board 
of Trustees in the last-mentioned year, and from 1915 to 1916 chair- 
man of the Advisory Board of the Librar>^ From 1905 to 1910 
he was treasurer and trustee of Pine Banks Park. In 1899 he was 
chairman of the committee in charge of the Historical Loan Exhibi- 
tion at the celebration of the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary 
of the incorporation of the town of Maiden, the success of which was 
largely attributed to his unwearied zeal in its behalf. He was a mem- 
ber of a commission, of which Mr. Deloraine Pendre Corey was chair- 
man, to copy and supervise the printing of the vital records of Maiden, 
a work which was completed in 1903. He was very active, too, in 
the political affairs of the city, serving on the RepubHcan City Com- 
mittee and holding the oflSce of treasurer of that committee for sev- 
eral years. 

Mr. Woodward's removal to Wellesley Hills did not lead to his 
retirement from active participation in public affairs, for the resi- 
dents of his new place of abode soon recognized his fitness for prefer- 
ment, and he was appointed to important positions, among which 
were the chairmanship of the advisory board which had to consider 
the erection of a new pubhc Hbrary and membership on the Republi- 
can Town Committee. 

During all the busy years of his hfe he found time to devote much 
thought and effort to patriotic interests. For many years he was 



921] Fran A; Ernest Woodward 245 

)resi(l('nt of the Maiden chai)tcr of the Sons of the American Revo- 
ution, and for two years, iyi.>-1917, he served as president of the 
jState society of this same patriotic organization, administering it^j 
'iffairs with much tact and wisdom. 

Hut, after all, it may be affirmed that it was the interest which 
Mr. Woodward took in ^^'nealogical, historical, and biographical 
study and research that gave the l>est evidence of the measure of 
the man. It was indeed remarkable that a life so burdened with 
material cares should have accomplished so much along the lines 
thus indicated. In the years 1887, 1893, 1895, and 1898 he pub- 
lished in the Maine Uistnricnl and drnrahtgical Recorder sections 
of an article on the Woodward family, in 1920 he contributed to the 
New England Historical and Genealogical Rkgister (vol. 74, 
pages 1() .'i4, 87-97) an article entitleil "The Erskine Family of 
Bristol, Me.." which h;us Un^n reprinted as a separate work, and 
he had compile(i a record of eight or nine generations of the 
Wadsworth family, containing much material of great value for 
some other person to incorporate, with the work already done, in 
a reliable genealogy of the Wadsworths in New I^ngland. Other 
work of a biograpiiical nature that, claimed his attention was the 
preparation of a score or more of scholarly papers on noted American 
statesm(»n, which he read before intere^stcd patriotic and other public 
aSvsemblies. Much material for these papers he gathered in his 
library of ov(M' five thousand volumes, a collection of unique value, 
which gave evidence of his industry and scholarly habits. 

In the New Ijigland Historic Ticnealogical Society Mr. Woodward 
served in 1907 1909 as a member of the Committee on Increase of 
Membership, being chairman (jf that committee for the year 1908, 
he was a member of the Committee on the Librar>' for the four years 
1911-191 1. and he was a member of the Conmiittee on Collection 
of Records from 1919 until his death. He was elected a member of 
the Council for the first time in 1912, serving a full term of three 
years. He was again elected to the Council in 1919, for two years, 
to fill a vacancy, and at the end of this term he was elected for a 
second full term of three j'cars, a period of service that was interrupted 
by his death. 

Further evidence of the broadness of his tastes and efforts appears 
from his membership in the following organizations: the American 
Historical Association, the American Library Association, the Massa- 
chusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, the Audubon Society, 
the Bostonian Society, and the Bunker Hill Monument Association. 
He was also an active member of the Coniiregational Church. 

It is not too much to afl^irm that Mr. Woodward was of the very 
best type of New Englanders. In him blood of an honored ancestry 
did tell. He was interested in the best things that had characterized 
his forbears, and he took pains to emphasize their value both by 
his WTitings and in his way of hving. He was a man of strong con- 
victions, which he was not ashamed to display where principles were 
challenged, but he always kept his poise, and he won the respect 
and admiration of those who witnessed his firmness in defending what- 
ever he believed to be right. 



246 Descendants of Henry Withington [Oct. 

Courteous to all, faithful in the discharge of many duties, pecu- 
liarly dear to his large and interesting family, he has left an example 
that will ever be a treasure and an inspiration to the many who will 
often recall to memory the face of a man who was sans peur et sans 
reproche. 

Mr. Woodward married at Chelsea, 23 June 1881, Alice Elizabeth 
Colesworthy, daughter of the late Daniel Clement Colesworthy, the 
w^ell-known bookseller of Cornhill, Boston, and his wife, Mary Jane 
(Bowers). Mrs. Woodward survives her husband, together with 
eight children, Ernest Colesworthy of Melrose, Mass., who is con- 
nected with his father's business, Mary of Wellesley Hills, Adelaide, 
now Mrs. Eduard Bordeweik of Los Angeles, Cal., Clarence Richard- 
son of Melrose, Stanley Wingate of Wellesley Hills, Sidney Chaffin 
of Brookline, Alice, now Mrs. Perry Elliott Tubman of Wellesley 
Hills, and Isabel, now Mrs. Russell Rice of Allston, Mass. Mr. 
Woodward's second child, Lawrence Erskine, died in infancy. A 
brother, Fred E. Woodward of the Woodward & Lothrop depart- 
ment store in Washington, D. C, a sister, Mrs. John H. Olcott 
(Maria Isabel Woodward) of Washington, and seven grandchildren 
also survive him. Another brother, the late Samuel Walter Wood- 
ward of Washington, was elected a resident member of the New Eng- 
land Historic Genealogical Society 2 May 1917, and died 1 August 
of the same year.* 



HENRY WITHINGTON OF DORCHESTER, MASS., 
AND SOME OF HIS DESCENDANTS 

By Frederic Scherer Withington of Des Moines, Iowa 

[Continued from page 216] 

57. Robert^ Withington (James,^ Hopesiill,^ Richard* Johuy* 
Richard,^ Henry^), born at Dorchester 1 Feb. 1756, died at 
Monmouth, Me., 19 Aug. 1823. He married first, at Wren- 
tham, 19 Sept. 1782, Dorothy Hunt, born at Wrentham 
26 July 1763, daughter of Ephraim and Experience (Chaffee); 

and secondly Abigail . 

He was a soldier in the Revolution. 
Child by first wife : 
105. i. WiLLL^,8 b. at Wrentham 26 Feb. 1785. 

Child by second wife: 

ii. Sarah, t m. 22 Jan. 1824 Henry, Richardson, b. at Standish, 
Me., 8 June 1794, s. of Jonathan and Mary (Thomas). Chil- 
dren: 1. George E., b. 25 Nov. 1824; m. (intention recorded 21 
July 1855) Esther Fickett. 2. James Withington, b. 29 July 
1826; m. (1) 29 June 1852 EHza A. S. Bennett; m. (2) 29 Jan. 

*Cf. Register, vol. 72. p. xlviii. 

tOne record states that Sarah was "only heir," but the Wrentham and Monmouth records 
prove that this statement is incorrect. 



1921) DescendanU of Henry Withington 2A1 

lS(i3 Sarah Gunnison. 3. Sarah Abigail, b. 4 Feb. 1S30; m. 9 
Si'pt. 1852 George M. Prentiss. 

58. Jamks^ WrriiiNGTOX (James,^ Iloprstill,^ Richard,* John,^ 

Richard, "^ llcnry^) was born at Dorchester 17 Apr. 1757. He 
j)robal)ly iniirried first ; and secondly, at South Brain- 
tree, 18 Ai)r. 1801, Sah.\h Cuhtis, who died at Braintree 4 
June 1S02, daughter of Comfort. 

He was a soldier in the Revolution. 

Child by first wife: 

106. i. Joseph' (probably). 

59. Henry' Withington (James,* Ilopcstill,^ Richard,* John,* 

Richard,* Jlcnry^), horn at Dorchester 18 Apr. 1771, died at 
Medford 11 Apr. 1831. ]]o married at Dorchester. 30 Mar. 
171)4, M.\HTnA PuAiT, burn in Jan. 1775, died at Medford. 
Children, the first two born at Dorchester, the others at 
Medford: 

i. A DAUcniTEH,' b. in Dcr. 171)1; d. on tho same day. 

ii. Kliz.mikth, b. in \7\H]; m. at Medford, S Sept. 1816, Martin 
liuKUACJE, b. 27 July 17'.)3, s. of SorRt. John and I><)is (Barth- 

rick). Ho m. {'2) Hannah . Children: 1. Aruiretr Bigelow, 

b. 19 May 1S17; d. 8 Sept. 1873; ra. 22 Sept. 1839 Pri.«<cilla B. 
Baker. 2. Henry, b. 14 Jan. 1S2<); d. at Nledford; m. 10 June 
1SI9 Hannah J. Mixnv. 3. Eliza Withington, b. 21 Si'pt. 1S22; 
d. 5 Jan. IS.'iS; ni. 5 Mar. 1S15 HfMiry Kimball. 4. Catherine 
Ixyis, b. 10 July 1S25; d. at Maiden; m. 24 Jan. 1850 C. F. LifTer- 
man. 5. John, b. 29 July 1S27; d. 12 June 1873. 

iii. Mai{Tha, b. 21 Juno 179S; d unni. 13 July 1869. 

107. iv. Henuy, b. 9 Au«. 1S(K). 

T. Sarah, b. 9 Auj?. lS02;d. in 1S77; m. at Modford, 28 May 1826, 
JoHEPH (iLEAsoN. who d. at Modford. Children; 1. Mary, b. 
2 July 1827; d. in 1910; m. at Medford, 26 Nov. 18^16, Otis F. 
Wat^Tuian. 2. Martha, b. 20 Dec. 1830; d. in 1909; m. at Med- 
ford, in 1S50, . 

vi. Mahy, b. 26 June 1804; d. unm. in 1869. 

vii. Lydia, b. 3 Nov. 18tH); d. at Medford; m. at Medford, 7 Nov. 
1833, Jonas Whittemore Prentis.s, b. at Cambridge 25 Nov. 
1810, d. at Medford, s. of Jon.i.'^ and Helen (or Ellen) (Whitte- 
more). Children: 1. Ellen Pierce, b. 2 October 1834. 2. 
Lwiia Caroline, b. 28 May 1837. 3. Charles Henry, b. 16 July 
1842. 

108. viii. James, b. 26 Dec. 1808. 

ix. Calkh Stuonc, b. 2 Aus:. 1812; d. 10 Oct. 1829. 
X. William, b. 24 Sept. 1815; d. unm. 18 Apr. 1853. 

60. Stephen" Withincjton {Jamcs,^ Ilopestill,^ Richard,* John* 

Richard,* Hcriry^) was born at Dorchester 16 Jan. 1773. 

He married in Boston, IS Dec. 1803, Susannah (Hiller) 

Dalrymple. born in 1770. died in 1S37, daiis:hter of Jonathan 

and Mary (Paine) Hiller and widow of Isaac Dalrymple.* 

Children, born in Boston: 

i. Sarah,' b. in 1810: d. in 1856; m. in Boston, 29 Nov. 1832. William 
Haskins. Child: 1. Sarah, b. in 1835; m. (1) William Clough; m. 
(2) in 1869 B. F. York. 

109. ii. Thomas S., b. 16 Sept. 1816. 

•Susannah Hiller m.irried Isaac Dalrymple 7 May 1797. She bore to him one child, Mary 
Anna, who waa born in ISOO and married Silas Forbush of Worcester. 



248 Descendants of Henry Withington [Oct. 

61. Samuel^ Withington {Thomas,^ Hopestill,^ Richard,* John,^ 

Richard,^ Henry^), born at Dorchester about Feb. 1763, died 
at Canton 1 Oct. 1832. He married at Canton, 28 Mar. 
1811, Mary Crane, born at Stoughton (Canton) about 
1783, probably daughter of Nathan and Esther (Damon). 
Children : 

i. Sarah Allen, ^ b. at Dorchester 2 Aug. 1812; m. at Canton, 11 
Oct. 1835, Daniel M. Alger. Several children. 

ii. Esther Damon,* b. at Dorchester 3 Oct. 1814; m. in Boston, 
6 Dec. 1838, David Parker. They had issue. 

62. Thomas^ Withington {Thomas,^ HopestiU,^ Richard,^ John,^ 

Richard,^ Henri/), born at Dorchester 13 Sept. 1764, died 
there 27 Dec. 1842. He married first, at Attleborough, 
28 Oct. 1790, Lydia^ Tixgley of Attlcborough, born 6 May 
1761, daughter of SamucP and Margaret (Short); and 
secondly, at Dorchester, 14 June 1835, Elizabeth Daven- 
port, born at Dorchester 19 Aug. 1783, died there, s.p., 
19 Sept. ISoC), daughter of Sainucl and I\]izal)eth (Wiswell). 
Children b}' first wife, born at Attlcborouj;;h: 

i. Frances," b. 15 Apr. 1791: m. at Attlcborough, 27 Apr. 1828, 

Uhikl Bowkn, .Ik. Two children. 
ii. Laura Mandane, b. 29 June 1793; d. unra. 5 Oct. 1860. 

63. IsAAd WiTiiiNGTOX (Thomas,^ Hopcstill,^ Richard,* John,- 

Richard,'^ Henri/), born at Dorchester 7 Aug. 1772, died 

there 10 Feb. 1854. He married at Hanover, 15 Dec. 1799 

Mary Turner of Hanover, born at Hanover 1 Nov. 1781 

died at Dorchester 1 Jan. 1854, daughter of Isaac and Mar> 

(Whiting). 

Children, born at Dorchester: 

i. Mary Whiting," b. 7 July 1800; d. at Dorchester 18 Feb. 1832; 
m. at Dorchester, 19 Nov. 1824, Capt. James Pierce, b. Ih 
Apr. 1797, d. at Dorchester 12 Feb. 1839, s. of James and Lydia 
(Clap). He ni. (2) 28 Nov. 1833 Mary Frances Payson, by whom 
he had two children. Children: 1. James, b. 20 May 1825; 
d. in 1850. 2. Isaac Withington, b. 24 July 1827. 3. Charle- 
Henry, b. 1 Aug. 1829; d. 2 Mar. 1830. 

110. ii. Isaac, b. 21 Auk- 1802. 

iii. Elizadeth, b. 30 Aup. 1804; d. s.p. 22 Mar. 1883; m. at Dorchester, 
16 Nov. 1858, Zenas Loring Whiting of East Abin^ton, b. 
at Hinpham in 1804, d. in 1873, s. of Theophilus and Hannah. 

111. iv. William Turner, b. 10 June 1807. 

V. Samuel, b. 4 July 1809; d. 26 July 1810. 

112. vi. Hiram, b. 29 July 1818. 

64. James Harvey^ Withington {Ebenezer,^ Samuel,^ Samuel,* 

John,^ Richard,"- Henry^), born at Dorchester 1 Feb. 1785, 
died at Peru, Me., 29 July 1837. He married at Rumford, 
Me., in Julv 1810, Sarah Adams, born at Andover 17 Nov. 
1782, died "at Peru 8 Aug. 1830, daughter of Enoch and 
Sally (Bragg). 

Children (order of births uncertain) : 

113. i. James Harvey,'' b. at Peru, Me., 5 June 1813. 

ii. Eben Preston, perhaps m. Abigail Colburn (75, x, 3), dau. ol 

•In her birth record she is incorrectly named Sarah Damon. 



1921] Descendants of Henry Withington 249 

Abram (or Archibald) and Thirza (Withinj^ton). 
iii. AuoDHTun. 
iv. Sauah AoAMft Ttwiri). 
V. Maiiy ruK.-^roN (twin). 

65. Lewis' Withington (Ebenezer* Samuel,^ Samuel,' John,^ 
liichard,^ Ilenry^), l)om at Dorchester 15 June 1790, died 
probably in New York City. He married. 4 June 1820, 
LrcY (loDDAHD of Hrooklino. l)orn 12 Feb. 1793. died at the 
home of Iht .^oii-iii-hiw, Minir H. Fri.^bie. in New York City, 
1 Dee. 1S77, daughter of Josej)h and Lucy (A.spinwall). 
Children, bom at Hoxbury: 

i. MMiV (;<)i)DAiii).« b. 27 Juno 1S21; d. in N.w York City 7 July 
1^7.'); ni. 10 I)oc. IS,")*) ('apt. Ciiahlks Hknhy Fri.siue, 8. of 
W illijifn St<'w.irt and Amanda (Stanton). Capt. Frisbie m. 

(2) S Mar. 1.S76 Fairbank.s. Children (ortlor of births 

un('<TtAin): 1. IjewU Wtihituiton. 2. Lucy WUhiunton. 3. 
f ' ficnry. 4. .U- ' .' 

ii. Li iiA, b. 25 Jan Minir R. Frisdie, b. at Hran- 

ford, Ciinn., 8 of Sim l!y Children (order of birtluj 

unc^Ttain): 1. Gtarge i:. ...... . J Charl'S Hogern. 

iii. Lewih Fua.nklin, b. 12 May 1S24: d. in Now York City 2 Mar. 
IHoO; m. 12 May 1 " ' New York, who m. 

(2) Merry :i . a 'llirt'c children. 

6G. Alimii:i\s Moors' Withinoton {Edward* Samuel,'' Samuel,* 

John,* Richard,^ llcnry^), \ion\ at Winchendon 14 Au^. 

1785, died at Hrid^ewater 5 Jan. lS(;i*». He married, 13 

May ISIO, Mk.iiit.\hlk Fouk.s of Hrid^owater, born 20 

Apr. 17M), died 17 Ai)r ist*.2 daughter of Alplieus and Mc- 

hitable (I>afhrop). 

Chihlren: 

i. HiKAM,' b 10 I rl). IMl: d itrr J July 1.S14. 

ii. Ai.niKr.4 .Mnous. b. at lir. . 11 July isl.'i; d. unm. at 

Uoxbury 21) .Mur IXU. 
iii. Hiram, b. at Bndpwator 20 Aug. 1.S19; d. unm. at New Orleans, 

La., of yellow fever, IS Aur. 1S42. 
iv. Susan Maui a. b 24 Jan. Iv23 m. at Roxbury, 24 Jan. 18^14, 

WiLLAKo Hawks. Two daught<?rs. 

G7. Edw.vud' \ViTniN(;TnN {Edward,* Samuel,'^ Samuel,* John,^ 
Iiichardr Ilenn/), lx)rn at Winchendon 29 Dec. 1787, died 
at Sprinpwater, N. Y., 25 Sept. 1855. He married first, at 
Stou^hton. 19 June ISOS. N.wcy Monk of Stoui^hton, born 
at Stoui^hton 25 Jan. 1790. died at Windsor 10 Jan. 1823, 
daughter of Georjie and Lydia (Packard); secondly Sus.^.N 
Chilson, born at Windsor 7 Sept. 1792. died in Sept. 1832, 
daughter of Benjamin and Lycha; ami thirdly Lydia Ciiii>- 
soN, born at Killin^ly, Conn., 27 \u^. 1787, died probably 
at Sprin^water, N. Y., 17 Oct. 1855, sister of his second wife. 
Children by first wife: 

i. CiEdRGE Kdwaud." b. S Oct. ISOS; d. 24 June 1809. 

114. ii. Nathaniel '1 ui keh, b. at Dorche^^ter 25 Feb. 1812. 
iii. Nancy, b. 21 Oct. 1814; d. Jan 1815. 

iv. Hi RAM, b. 7 Oct. 1815; d. at Memphis, Tenn., where he settled 
in 1840, in Sept. 1878. 

115. V. Sa.muel Howe, b. at Windsor 11 Nov. 1816. 



250 Descendants of Henry Withington [Oct. 

vi. Edward, b. 19 Dec. 1819; d. 18 July 1822. 

vii. Nancy Monk, b. 24 Dec. 1822; d. at Saginaw, Mich., 21 May 

1901; m. at Springwater, N. Y., 7 Oct. 1849, William L. 

Webber, b. at Ogden, N. Y., 19 July 1825, d. 15 Oct. 1901, s. 

of James S. and Phebe (Smith). Children: 1. Florence Ann, b. 

7 July 1850; m. 25 Dec. 1873 James Baldwin Peter; one son. 

2. Frances Elizabeth, b. 11 Sept. 1854; unm. 

Children by second wife: 

116. viii. Albert Marcus, b. at Windsor 10 Aug. 1825. 

ix. Benjamin Franklin, b. 1 July 1828; d. in 1834 (killed by being 
run over by a wagon). 

68. Samuel^ Withington {Edward,^ Samuel,^ Samuel,* John,^ 

Richard,^ Henry^), born at Dorchester 6 Apr. 1793, died at 
Charleston, S. C, 9 Sept. 1838. He married, in Apr. 1819, 
Charlotte (Grierson) Randall, born at Charleston about 
1796, died at Savannah, Ga., 16 Sept. 1852, aged 56, daughter 
of James and Isabella (Thompson) Grierson and widow of 
Benjamin Randall of Dorchester. 
Children, born at Charleston, S. C: 

117. i. James Edward,* b. 23 Mar. 1820. 

ii. Isabella Eunice, b. 14 Aug. 1830; m. (1) 25 Oct. 1849 William 
George Flynn of Brunswick, Ga., who d. at Savannah, Ga., 
22 Feb. 1866, s. of John Blair and Sarah; m. (2) 16 Jan. 1868 
James Moore Flynn, brother of her first husband. Children 
by first husband: 1. Georgia Parsons, b. 17 Feb. 1851. 2. Frances 
Howe Randall, b. 8 Aug. 1856. Child by second husband: 3. 
James Paul, b. 13 Feb. 1869; d. 3 July 1869. 

69. Lemuel^ Withington {Lemuel,^ Samuel,^ Samuel,* John,^ 

Richard,'^ Henry^), born at Bridgewater (Brockton) 1 Oct. 
1787, probably died there. He married at Milton, 11 Feb. 
1823, Mary (King) Fowler, widow of Samuel Fowler 
(31, i, 4), whom she married 29 Nov. 1810, son of Samuel 
and Mary (Withington) and third cousin once removed of 
her second husband, Lemuel Withington. 
Child: 

118. i. Nathaniel,* b. at Dorchester about 1823. 

70. Phineas^ Withington (Phinehas,^ Samuel,^ Samuel,* John,^ 

Richard,^ Henry^), born at Roxbury (Jamaica Plam) 13 Apr. 
1790, died at Kingston, N. J., 21 Nov. 1834. He married at 
Kingston, 26 Oct. 1815, Sarah Gulick, born 18 Mar. 
1794, died at Kingston 8 Jan. 1842, daughter pf Henry and 
Margaret (Skillman). 

He was for many years an innkeeper in Kingston and 
proprietor of the stage Hne from New York to Philadelphia 
and Washington. 

Children, born at Kingston, N. J. : 

i. Amanda Bailey,^ b. 24 Sept. 1816. 
ii. Henry Gulick, b. 22 Apr. 1818. 

119. iii. Isaac Chandler, b. 29 Jan. 1820. 

iv. Sumner, b. 2 Dec. 1821; d. 2 Jan. 1822. 

V. Hiram Rice, b. 1 Feb. 1828; m. at Plattsburg, N. Y., 5 Mar. 
1850, Joanna Davis, b. at Hampstead, N. H., 2 Oct. 1827, 
dau. of Ezra and Mary (Garland). No children.* 
*They adopted a daughter named Ella. 



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71. Incrkask SumnkiJ Withixgtox {Phinehas,^ Samuel,^ Samuel,* 
John,^ Richard,^ Ilcnn/), })()rn at Roxburv (Jamaica Plain) 
12 Auk- \7\VJ, (lied iriHoston 22 Dec. 1807. He inarriecl in 
Boston, 3 Oct. 182.5, Sarah Wiswell Manning of Boston, 
born 5 Mar. ISOl, died at West Newton 18 June 1875, 
daughter of George and Ann (Wiswell). 
Children: 

i. Caroline Chandler," h. 19 Oct.' 1826; d. 5 Dec. 1829. 

ii. Ann Eliza, h. 1 Jan. 1S29; m. in Boston, 28 Oct. 1851, John Perrt 
Ka(jkh of Shrewsbury, b. 3 Jan. 182(5, s. of NHhuin and Kliza- 
hetli (Nfl.son). Children: 1. Edwards Nelson, b. 20 June 1S53. 
2. Florence W'lthington, b. 7 Oct. 1855; d. 20 July 1863. 3. Win- 
chester Ward, b. 21 Doc. 1857. 4. Elizabeth Adaline, b. 15 
Aui?. 1860. 5. Anna Francis, b. 2 Mar. 1862. 6. Mabel, b. 
18 Nov. 18r>3; d. 4 S*»pt. 186r). 7. Gertrude, b. 19 Apr. 1868. 8. 
Sumner Withington, b. 29 Apr. 1870. 9. Uuth Isabel, b. 9 July 
1872. 

iii. George Sumner, b. 8 Mar. 1831; d. unm. 15 Nov. 1860. 

120. iv. CiiAULE.s IIknrt, b. 15 Jan. IS.31. 

V. S.OtAii Caroline, b. 11 ;\pr. I>i3ti; d. s.p. at West Newton 4 Apr. 
1S5*); m. at West Newton, 15 Nov. 1858, Abner R. Campbell 
of Boston. 

Ti. Samuel Stearn.s, b. 27 Feb. 1839; unm. 

vii. Jo.sEPHiNE, b. 25 Oct 1S41; d. at Newton Highlands 10 Feb. 1878: 
m. at West Newton, 17 May isrw), Fredkric W. Manson of 
Cainbrid^je, b. in Boston 2 .\pr. 1S,39, .s. of Frederic Ilurlhut 
and Mary Ann (Kurnnll). He m. (2) 19 Oct. 1881 Sarah Fllen 
Craft.M, b. at Newton 20 S<»pt. 1851, dau. of Amasa and Sarah 
ItelxH'ca (Paul), by whom he luwi no issue. Cliildrcn: 1. LiUian 
Josephine, b. 8 Oct. 1866; m. Cyrus W. Scott. 2. Frederic 
Innng, b. 15 Aug. 1868; d. 30 .May 1873. 3. Kate Withington, 
b. 15 Nov 1870. 4. Mabel (or EdUh), b. 9 Aug 1875. 

72. Charles^ Withington (Phiuehns,* Samuel,^ Samuel,* John,^ 

liiehard,- Ilcnn/), horn at Koxbiirv (Jamaica Plain) 31 Jan. 
1804, died at Kingston, N. J., 19 July 1834. He married at 
North Falmouth, 3 Jan. 1828, Rhoda Fish of Falmouth, 
born 2t) Nov. 1S02. daughter of Theophilus and Sarah 
(CiitTord). She married secondly, 3 Jan. 1861, Warren 
Crowell of North F^dmouth, by whom she had no issue. 
Children: 

121. i. Sumner Andrew," b. at Needham (Wellesley) 16 Oct. 1828. 

ii. Maria, b. at Needliam (Wellesley) 23 Nov. 1829; d. at Falmouth 
10 Sept. 1875; m. 2 Mav 1855 Cai»t. Benjamin Franklin 
Jones of Falmouth, whafer. Children: 1. George W., b. 23 
Mar. 1857. 2. Kate F., b. 31 Aug. 1862. 

iii. Sarah Ann, b. at Needham (Wellesley) 13 Apr. 1831; d. at Kings- 
ton, N. J., 3 Sept. 1833. 

122. iv. Charles Phineas, b. at Kingston, N. J., 7 Dec. 1832. 

73. Otis^ Withington {Enos,^ Samuel,^ Samuel,^ John,^ Richard,^ 

Hennf), born at Brookline 30 Aug. 1801, died there 5 Mar. 
1873. He married first, 27 Nov. 1828, Sarah Ann Cl.\p, 
born at Roxbury 24 June 1800, died at Brookline 23 Nov. 1839, 
daup;hter of John and Susannah (Robinson); secondly, 
19 Auo;. 1840, Lucy Clap, born at Roxbury 19 July 1804, 
died at Brookline 25 July 184G, daughter of John and 
Priscilla (Holden) and half sister of his first wife; and thirdly, 



252 Descendants of Henry Withington ' [Oct. 

10 Dec. 1846, Lucy Jenckes, born at Newport, N. H., 
29 July 1811, died in Boston 1 Jan. 1879. 

He was town clerk of Brookline, 1843-4. 

Children by first wife, born at Brookline: 

123. i. Edward Otis,^ b. 3 Nov. 1829. 

ii. Mary Caroline, b. 30 Jan. 1831; d. s.p. at Cleveland, Ohio, 17 

June 1907; m. at Brookline, 3 June 1856, Joseph Miles Poe, 

b. in 1829, s. of. David. 
iii. Sarah Jane, b. 21 May 1834; d. s.p. at Napoleon, Ohio, 8 Nov. 

1912; m. at Cleveland, Ohio, in June 1897, Thomas G. Clay. 
iv. John Clap, b. 12 Aug. 1835; d. s.p. at Everett 20 Jan. 1896; m. 

at Auburndale, 1 Oct. 1873, Mary S. Gorham of Eastport, Me., 

who d. at Eastport about 1879. 
V. George Blagden, b. 7 Aug. 1838; d. unm. in Boston 23 May 

1876. 

Children by second wife, born at Brookline : 

vi. Lucy Ann, b. 16 Aug. 1841; d. 22 July 1842. 

124. vii. James Clap, b. 25 Feb. 1844. 

Child by third wife, born at Brookline : 

125. viii. Charles Francis, b. 21 Aug. 1852. 

74. MosES^ Withington {Enos,^ Samuel,^ Samuel,'^ John,^ Rich- 

ard,^ Henry^), born at Brookhne 1 Dec. 1810, died there 
12 July 1891. He married first, at Roxbury, 8 Oct. 1839, 
Jane Clap, born at Roxbury 27 Apr. 1816, died at Brookline 
16 Feb. 1853, daughter of John and Priscilla (Holden) and 
sister of Lucy, second wife of his brother Otis (73); and 
secondly, 1 Sept. 1853, Harriet Sherburne Clap of Dor- 
chester, born at Dorchester 10 July 1818, died at Brookline 
8 Mar. 1898, daughter of Joseph and Betsey (Tileston). 

He was town treasurer of Brookline for many years, until 
his death. 

Children by first wife, born at Brookline : 

i. Harriet Louisa, b. 21 July 1845; d. unm. at Brookline 22 Feb. 
1903. 

126. ii. Henry Herbert, b. 17 May 1846. 

iii. Susan Elizabeth, b. 15 Sept. 1848; unm. 

Child by second wife, born at Brookline: 
iv. Anna Jane Sherburne, b. 24 Jan. 1856; unm. 

75. JoHN^ Withington (Francis,^ William,^ John,^ Philip,^ Rich- 

ard,^ Hennf), born at Bolton* 29 Sept. 1763, died at 
Warner, N. H., 10 Aug. 1842. He married, about 1791, 
Elizabeth Burpee of Henniker, who died at Warner. 

They lived in Henniker and Warner. 

Children : 

i. Sarah, b. 25 Apr. 1792; d. 15 Sept. 1851. 

ii. Rachel Mason, b. 18 July 1794; m. Savort of Wamer, 

N. H. 
iii. A child, d. in infancy 26 July 1795. 

iv. Betsey, b. 27 Apr. 1797; m. Joseph Stiles of Bradford, N. H. 
V. Thomas C, b. 9 Jan. 1799; m. Mehitable Goodwin of Mount 

Vernon or Deering, N. H. 
vi. John, b. 24 Jan. 180i ; m. Lovey Maxfield. 

•Not Henniker, N. H., as stated supra, p. 208. 



1921] Descendants of Henry Withington 253 

vii. Miriam, b. 22 May 1803; d. unm. 

viii. NoAFf, b. 14 Sept. 1804; m. Lord. 

ix. Maiiala (twin), b. 12 July 1806; d. younR. 

X. Thikza (twin), b. 12 July 1806; m. Abram (or Archibald) Col- 
nuRN, b. at Bradford, N. H., 8 May 1807, s. of Charles and 
Charlotte Abijj;ail (Atwood). Children (order of births un- 
certain): 1. Datnd Oshorn, m. Jane Withington (105, ii). 2. 
Elizabeth, d. in 1886; m. James Ilussey. 3. Abigail, perhaps m. 
Eben Preston Within^iton (04, ii). 4. Apphia, d. in \SS4; m. 
Henry Patten. 5. Thirza, m. Charles Ilaines. 6. John, m. 
Abigail Hlanchard. 

xi. Mary, b. 25 Aug. 1809; d. unm. at Nashua, N. II., in 1806. 

76. Elias^ Withington {Francis,^ William,^'' John,* Philip,^ 

Richard,^ Henr\f), born at Bolton* 17 Nov. 1764, died at 

Hanover, N. II., 10 Juno 1842. lie married, about 1789, 

Maky McKkan of Nasbua, N. H., who died about 1849. 

Children, born at llenniker, N. II.: 

i. Nancy," b. 23 Apr. 1790; d. unm. 

ii. Mary, b. 13 July 1703; m. Nathan IIurlburt of Lyme, N. H. 

127. iii. Francis, b. 11 Apr. 17%. 

iv. Hutu, b. 2() May 171)8; m. Muzzey of Newbury, N. H. 

128. V. William Mason, b. 8 Apr. 1801. 

vi. l^ACHEL, b. in 180^1; d. unm. in 1821. 

129. vii. Hubert, b. 1 Mar. 1807. 

77. Francis Mathkk' Withington (Francis,^ William,^ John,* 

Philip,^ Richard,'^ Hcnry^), born at llenniker. N. II., 9 Feb. 
17()7, (lied there l.S May 184."). He married, about 1796, 
Hannah Smith, born at llenniker 20 Apr. 1775, died there 
25 Mar. 1845, daughter of Samuel and Hannah (Marble). 

Children: 
i. Jox-\THAN,' b. 10 Nov. 1707; moved to Pittstown, N. Y.; m. 

ii. Lydia, b.' 16 Feb. 1700; d. 7 Oct. 1856; m. 12 Dec. 1816 Enoch 
Greenleaf of llenniker, N. H. 

iii. Cynthia, b. 2 Apr. 1800; d. unm. at Hampstead, N. H., 7 Oct. 1856. 

iv. Hannah, b. 1 Alar. 1802; m. Eliphalet Ray of Dorchester, N. H., 
b. at llenniker, N. H., 20 Feb. 1804, d. at Plaistow, N. H., 
whither they moved in 1850, s. of Silas and Rebecca (Colby). 
Cliildren: 1. Ilan^ey, b, 20 Oct. 1828. 2. Chellis, b. 17 May 1832; 
m. his first cousin, Ermina L'^abel Clough (77, v, 4). 3. Livonn, 
b. 22 Apr. 1834; m. Gardner Chandler. 4. Diana, b. 13 July 
1837. 5. Albert Francis, b. 25 Aug 1843. 

V. Laura, b. 10 Aug. 1804; m. 10 Aug. 1824 David Clough of Brad- 
ford, N. H., b. at Henniker, N. H., 1 June 1788, s. of David 
and Damaris (Smith). Children: 1. Horace M., b. Mar. 1828. 
2. Abigail L., b. 31 Aug. 1830. 3. David D., b. 3 May 1833; d. 
7 Oct. 1853. 4. Ermina Isabel, b. 4 Aug. 1836; m. her first 
cousin, Chellis Ray (77, iv, 2). 

vi. Salome, b. in 1806; d. 8 Sept. 1812. 

vii. Apphia, b. in 1807; d. 9 Sept. 1800. 

viii. Eliz.vbeth, b. in 1808; d. 5 May 1840. 

ix. Sarepta G., b. in 1810; d. 25 Apr. 1868; m. at Groton . 

X. Sabra, b. in 1812; d. unm. 

xi. Apphia, b. in 1814; m. George Emerson of Haverhill; moved to 
Sandown, N. H. 

78. Joel'^ Withington (Francis,^ WilUajn,^ John,* Philip,^ Rich- 

ard,^ Henry^), born at Henniker, N. H., 3 Apr. 1777, died at 

•Not Henniker, N. H., as stated supra, p. 208. 



254 Descendants of Henry Withington [Oct. 

Danbury, N. H., 23 Sept. 1853. He married at Henniker, 
about 1801, Marjorie Wadsworth, born 16 Mar. 1777, 
died at Danbury 28 July 1846, daughter of Samuel and 
Marjorie (Hutchinson). 
Children : 

i. Ann,8 b. 16 Sept. 1802; d. at Rochester, N. Y.; m. 30 Jan. 1822 
Charles Walker of Weare, N. H. Children: 1. Robert, 2. 
William. 3. Cyrus. 4. George. 

130. ii. Cyrus, b. 28 Aug. 1804. 

79. Jacob^ Withington {Francis,^ William,^ John,* Philip* 

Richardy'^ Henry^), born at Henniker, N. H., 11 Sept. 1785, 
died at Troy, N. Y., 23 July 1860. He married Mary (or 
Miriam) Nichols of Eddington, Me., daughter of James 
and Mary (Mann). 

They lived at Henniker and Manchester, N. H., and at 
Troy, N. Y. 

Children (order of births uncertain) : 

i. Rachel,^ d. in 1875; m. Williaai P. Snell of Peterborough, N. H. 

ii. Royal. 

iii. Mary, d. in 1856; m. William Farmer of Peterborough, N. H. 

iv. Almira, m. 20 Apr. 1830 George Wells of Goffstown, N. H. 

V. Lanara, m. Benjamin Stevens of Amherst, N. H. 

vi. LoviLLA, m. 26 Nov. 1835 Jonathan Pressey, who d. 18 Nov. 

I 1869. They moved to Manchester, N. H., in 1842. Children: 

1. Helen Maria, b. 20 Sept. 1836; m. 13 Nov. 1853 Jeremiah D. 
Jones. 2. Fidelia (twin), b. 3 May 1842; m. 19 May 1868 
Wilham E. Preston. 3. Fidora (twin), b. 3 May 1842; d. 10 
Aug. 1842. 4. Georgiana A., b. 3 Sept. 1845; m. 10 Oct. 1872 
Alban R. Philbrick. 

vii. Elizabeth, m. Sargent. 

viii. Maria K., m. Israel Doble of Manchester, N. H. 

131. ix. SoLANDER W., b. 22 Aug. 1819. 

80. Samuel^ Withington (Francis,^ William-,^ John,* Philip,* 

R'chard,^ Henry'), born at Henniker, N. H., 2 May 1788, 
died at Attleborou^h 19 Apr. 1861. He married Hepsibah 
WiLMARTH, who died at Attleborough 19 Sept. 1877, 
daughter oif Joseph and Hepsibah (Dyer).. 
Children (order of births uncertain) : 

i. Thomas Wilmarth,^ d. s.p. at Attleborough 19 Sept. 1853; m. 
(1) at Attleborough, 11 Jan. 1839, Lydia Claflin, b. at Attle- 
borough 9 Aug. 1814, d. there 20 Oct. 1840, dau. of Comfort 
and Anna (Wilmarth) and sister of Laura Jane, wife of his 
brother WilHam Dame (80, ii); m. (2) at Attleborough, 2 May 
1842, Harriet White, b. about 1815, dau. of Royal and Emily. 
She m. (2) 22 Nov. 1861 Zeba C. Perry of Rehoboth. 

ii. William Dame, b. at Canaan, N. H., 28 Feb. 1823; d. s.p. at 
Attleborough 27 Dec. 1863; m. at Attleborough, 2 May ia48, 
Laura Jane Claflin, b. at Attleborough 29 Aug. 1820, dau. 
of Comfort and Anna (Wilmarth) and sister of Lydia, first wife 
of his brother Thomas Wilmarth (80, i). 

iii. Baxter Perry, b. 25 Feb. 1825; d. s.p. at North Attleborough 
25 Aug. 1909; m. at Rehoboth, 25 Nov. 1852, Lepha Drowx 
GoFF, b. at Rehoboth 24 Jan. 1829, d. at North Attleborough 
9 Apr. 1909, dau. of Baylies and Mercy (Richards). 

81. Mather^ Withington (William,^ William,^ John,* Philip,* 



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Richard,"^ Ilennf), born at Fitzwilliam, N. H., 12 Aug. 1771, 
died at ('{irnden, Mc, 23 July 1849. He married at Camden, 
in 1802, Haciikl Bates of Brunswick, Me., who died at 
Camden in 1854, daughter of Rosea and Sarah. 

They moved to Bath and then to Camden, Me. 

Children: 

i. LouiBA LocKK,' h. 30 Jan. 1R03; d. s.p. in 1832; m. in 1831 
Samuel Hhac.don of Camden, Me. 

ii. RoziLLA, I). '2 June 1H04; d. youn^. 

iii. William Lcjckk, b. 20 Oct. 1800; d. unm. at New Orleans, La., 
in l.s;j4. 

iv. EuuENK, b. S Sept. 1808; d. s.p.; m. Capt. Joseph Sherman. 

V. liENJAMiN Bateh, b. 12 Jan. ISIO; d. unm. at New Orlean.s, La., 
in 1832. 

vi. Juliana Aitletdn, b. 24 July 1S12; m. at Camden, Me., 9 Not. 
1832, Cait. William Monroe, b. at Camden 15 Oct. 1805, d. 
at Lincolnville, Me., 24 S«>pt. 1SG2, s. of Royal and Frances 
(Hijfuin.s^. Children: 1. Sarah Thomjmm, b. 22 June 1834; d. 
unm. 14 Mar. ls74. 2. Williaju Locke, b. 23 June 1836; m. 
Adelaide Murlow Coomlxs. 3. Kdwin Wallace, b. 24 June 1838; 
d. 15 Sept. 1841. 4. Kzra Barrows, b. t) Aur. 1840; d. 1 Nov. 
1840. 5. Rachel Hates, b. 17 Oct. 1842; d. unm. 30 June 1863. 
(). I'Jihrin Wallace, h. 4 Feb. 1845; d. 23 .Mar. 1S()7; m. Adele 
Orvillc reiulleton. 7. d'eorge Edwards, b. 12 Jan. 1S47; m. Lucy 
A. \\ ud.sworth. 8. Band Hates, b. 2S Dec. 184S; m. Ida C. 
Woostcr. 9. Mather Wxthmgton, b. 27 May 1850; m. Emma 
J. Cireenwood. 10. Julia Ann (twin), b. 27 Nov. 1851; m. John 
P. French. 11. (hear Edward (twin), b. 27 Nov. 1851' d. 14 
July 1S52. 12. Cora LivingsUmf b. 31 Jan. 1857; m. (Jharles 
J. Drinkwater. 

vii. Christiana Dexter, b. 17, Aug. 1814; m. at Camden, Me., 17 
June 1841, Ezra Harrows, b. about 1811, d. It) May 1862, 
a^ed 51, s. of Ichahod and Mary. Children: 1. Louisa Withing- 
Urn, b. 8 Jan. 1843; d. 15 Mar. 1852. 2. Adelia Maria, b. 17 
Auji. 1845; m. Charles Sartell. 3. Mary Josephine, b. 20 Mar. 
1848; d. unm. 30 July 186t). 4. Caroline Talbot, b. 12 Feb. 
1852. 5. William Ezra, b. 3 Sept. 1853. 6. Julia Helen, b. 16 
Dec. 1856; d. 20 S<'pt. 18ti2. 7. James Edwin, b. 21 May 1858; 
d. 11 Sept. 18()2. 

viii. Nancy, b. 10 S<^pt. 1816; m. 20 Dec. 1843 Rev. Leonard Mato 
of Hampden, Me., b. there 16 Oct. 1816. s. of Joseph and Rachel. 
Children: 1. Joseph S., b. 8 Mar. 1845; m. Annie McCormick. 
2. Emma, b. 15 Mar. 1848; m. Ja^seph O. Smith. 3. Lizzie E., 
b. 17 AuK. 1850; m. Kendall S. Jackins. 4. Edward P., b. 9 
Apr. 1853. 5. William Withington, b. 12 Apr. 1855. 6. Harriet 
T., b. 29 June 1857. 

ix. David Bates, b. at Camden, Me., 19 Aug. 1818; d. there, s.p., 
7 July 1901; m. 2 Sept. 1849 Philena Ann Robinson of Cam- 
den, b. at Camden 25 June 1818, dau. of George and Sarah. 

X. Joseph Warren, b. 1 Dec. 1820; d. unm. at Charleston, S. C, in 
1837. 
132. xi. Ephraim Andrews, b. 22 Feb. 1825. 

82. William^ Withixgtox {William,^ William,^ John,* Philip,* 
Richard,"^ Ihnnf), born at Fitzwilliam, N. H., 2 Mar. 1777, 
perhaps died at Orwell, N. Y. He married, 23 Feb. 1800, 
Abigail Stone, born 27 June 1779, perhaps died at Orwell, 
daiiG;hter of Joseph and Alary (Harris). 

lie is said to have moved to Orwell, N. Y.; in 1818. 

Children, born at FitzwiUiam, N. H. : 



256 Descendants of Henry Wiihington [Oct. 

i. Joseph,' b. 30 Mar. 1800; perhaps m. at Randolph, Vt., 27 Aug. 

1826, Sally Wakd. 
ii. Myra, b. 23 Jan. 1802. 
iii. Albert, b. 20 July 1803. 
iv. Oilman, b. 13 Mar. 1805. 
V. Elmer, b. 28 Jan. 1807; d. 11 Mar. 1807. 
vi. Elmer, b. 22 Feb. 1808. 
vii. Lucas, b. 24 Feb. 1810. 
viii. Tryphena, b. 27 Apr. 1812. 
ix. Rhoda, b. 11 Aug. 1814. 
X. Abigail, b. 24 Sept. 1816; perhaps m. at Randolph, Vt., 8 Nov. 

1865, Franklin Amy. 

83. JoHN^ WiTHiNGTON {William,^ William,^ John,^ Philip,^ 

Richard,'^ Henry^), born at Fitzwilliam, N. H., 7 Mar. 1779, 
died at Richmond, N. H., 24 Dec. 1869. He married 
Elizabeth Payne, who died 1 May 1863. 

They lived at Swanzey and Richmond, N. H. He was 
very eccentric, and left the church of which he had been a 
member for many years, because a carpet was laid in the 
aisle. He was a soldier in the War of 1812. 

Children : 

i. ZiLLAH,8 b. 24 May 1815; d. unm. 10 Oct. 1851. 

ii. Wealthy, b. 6 Apr. 1820; d. unm. in Sept. 1844. 

iii. Asa, b. at Swanzey, N. H., 4 Oct. 1822; d. unm. 4 Apr. 1849. 

84. Rev. William^ Withington (Elisha,^ William,^ John,^ Philip,^ 

Richard,'^ Henry^), born, probably at Mason, N. H., 8 Mar. 
1771, died 5 June 1854. He married at Grafton, 28 Nov. 
1799, Susannah Wait, born at Grafton 29 Jan. 1781, daugh- 
ter of Simon and Marcy (Flagg.) 

He was a clergyman and hved at Royalston and Grafton. 

Children : 

i. Phila,^ b. 6 July 1801; m. Isaac Kendall. 
133. ii. William, b. at Grafton 16 Mar. 1804. 

iii. Mary, b. 17 Oct. 1806; m. at Royalston, 6 Mar. 1839, Almond 

Newhall [? Newell] of Mason, N. H. 
iv. Elisha, b. 19 Sept. 1809; m. (intention recorded at Royalston, 

30 Jan. 1839) Betsey Newell of Mason, N. H. Children: 

1. Harry E.,^ b. in 1846. 2. George A., b. in 1850. 
V. Rachel Flagg, b. 14 July 1813; m. at Royalston, 30 July 1839, 

Lyman Newell. 
vi. Samuel, b. 10 Feb. 1816. 
vii. Susan, b. 20 Apr. 1819. 
viii. A child, b. 2 June 1823; d. 23 June 1823. 

85. Benjamin^ Withington (Samuel,^ William,^ John* Philip* 

Richard,^ Henry^), born at Stow 6 Apr. 1781, died at Ludlow, 
Vt., 5 June 1862. He married at Ludlow, 24 Nov. 1807, 
Sarah Estabrooks (20, xi, 2) of Ludlow, born at Fitz- 
william, N. H., 6 Feb. 1783, died at Ludlow 9 Dec. 1866, 
daughter of Abel and Ruth (Withington) and sister of 
Arethusa, wife of his brother Eli (86). 
Children : 

i. William,8 b. 23 July 1809; d. at Ludlow, Vt., 27 Oct. 1837. 

ii. Benjamin, b. 21 Mar. 1811; m. (1) Nancy , who d. 6 June 

1834 or 1835; m. (2) Alzina -, who d. 9 Dec. 1846. 

iii. Nancy, b. 10 July 1813; d. unm. 21 June 1842. 



1021] Descendants of Henry Withington 257 

134. iv. Ira, b. 21 Mar. 1817. 

V. Abigail Mary, b. 5 Sept. 1819; m. Daniel Haven. 

86. Eli^ Withington (Samuel,^ William,^ John* Philip,^ Richard,* 

Henry^), was born at Stow 4 Apr. 1783. He married, 24 
Jan. 1809, Arethusa Estabrooks (20, xi, 4) of Ludlow, Vt., 
born 8 Apr. 1787, died in 18G6, daughter of Abel and Ruth 
(Withington) and sister of Sarah, wife of his brother Ben- 
jamin (85). 

Children, born at Stow: 

i. Mary Muzzy,* b. 11 Apr. 1818. 

135. ii. John Alheht, b. 19 Aug. 1820. 

iii. Lucy H., b. 11 Jan. 1822; d. 11 Aug. 1863; m. at Harvard, 4 Nov. 
1841, Jonathan N. Mansfield. 

87. Samuel^ Withington {Samuel,^ William,^ John* Philip,^ Rich- 

ard,^ Henry'), l)orn at Stow 28 June 1792, died after 1876. 
He married, in 1810, Belinda Stearns, born in 1792, 
daughter of llabakkuk and Eunice (Child). 

They lived at Stow, Harvard, and Clinton. 

Children: 

i. Abigail Muzzy,' b. in 1817; m. (intention recorded at Harvard, 
23 A])r. 1S3S) Isaac Barnes of Lowell. 

136. ii. JosiAH, b. in 1819. 

iii. Mauy Steauns, b. in 1823; m. (intention recorded at Stow, 28 
Jan. 1849) George T. Whitney, b. in 1823, s. of Ezekiel. 

88. William^ Withington {Sarnucl,^ Williaju,^ John* Philip,^ 

Richard;- Henry'), born at Stow 7 Mar. 1794, died after 1876. 

He married at Fitchburp:, 8 Mar. 1825, Susan C. Andrews 

of Fitchbur^, perhaps dauj^hter of Nehemiah and Alice, and, 

in that case, born at Fitchburg 16 Oct. 1807. 

Child: 

i. Susan Thurston," b. at Fitchburg 2 Apr. 1826; perhaps m, at 
Sudbury, 4 Dec. 1842, Benjamin F. Whitcomb. 

89. Edward^ Withington {Benjamin,^ William,'^ John,* Philip,^ 

Richard,"^ Henry'), born at Stow 11 July 1789, died at 
Chesterfield, N. H., 27 Jan. 18G3. He married at Chelms- 
ford, 20 Aug. 1812, Lydia Hodgeman, born at Chelmsford 
23 Mar. 1792, died at Chesterfield 4 Mar. 1879, daughter of 
Asa and Sybil (Blodgett). 

He was a shoemaker, tanner, and farmer, lived at Stow, 
Templeton, and Chelmsford, and moved from Chelmsford 
to Chesterfield, N. H., about 1819. He also hved for a 
time at Phillipston, Mass. 

Children : 

i. Seth,8 b. at Chelmsford 3 Dec. 1813; moved to Chesterfield, 
N. H.: d. there, unm. 

137. ii. Edwin, b. at PhiHipston 20 Sept. 1816. 

iii. Mary Firena, b. at Philhpston 23 Nov. 1818: m. at Chesterfield, 
N. H., 29 Nov. 1853, Charles Carroll Tenney of Dummers- 
ton, Vt., b. at Dummerston 12 Mar. 1829, s. of Josiah and 
Caroline Matilda (Livermore). Child: 1. Albert Charles, b. 26 
Apr. 1857; d. 23 Mar. 1864. 

138. iv. James Davis, b. at Chesterfield, N. H., 5 Oct. 1820. 
V. Albert, b. 9 Sept. 1823; d. 25 May 1825. 



258 Descendants of Henry Withington [Oct. 

139. vi. Albert Carruth, b. at Chesterfield, N. H., 2 Nov. 1825. 

vii. Asaph L., b. 26 Jan. 1827; moved to Milford; m. there, 9 Nov. 

1852, Sarah Sumner Pond of Milford, b. at Milford 22 Oct. 

1833, dau. of Abner French and Mary Lovett (Sumner). No 

children, 
viii. Henry Hodgeman, b. at Chesterfield, N. H., 18 Nov. 1836; m. 

Sarah Johnson, b. in 1843, d. at East Brookfield 27 Sept. 1878, 

dau. of Robert. Probably no children. 

90. James^ Withington (Benjamin,^ William,^ John* Philip,^ 

Richard,'^ Henry^), born at Templeton* 13 Jan. 1794, died 6 
Oct. 1852. He married first, at Westminster, 13 May 1819, 
Tabitha Woodward, born at Westminster 5 May 1797, 
daughter of Abel (20, iii, 5) and Tabitha (Beard); and 
secondly Susan Whitten. 

He lived at Ludlow and Reading, Vt. 

Children by first wife (order of births uncertain) : 

i. Susan S.,^ m. G. H. Richards of Goffstown, N. H. 

ii. Sarah, m. George Pette of Worcester. 

iii. Nancy M., m. Martin Pratt of Reading, Vt. 

iv. Mary E., m. Daniel L. Campbell of Rochester, Vt. 

V. QuiNCY Adams (perhaps), d. 25 Mar. 1825. 

vi. A child, t d. young. 

vii. Ellen F. 

Children by second wife: 

viii. Isabel. 

ix. Charles B., b. 10 Sept. 1830; m. Charlotte . 

91. John^ Withington {Benjamin,^ William,^ John,* Philip,^ 

Richard,^ Henry^), born at Templeton 28 Mar. 1796, died 

at Ludlow, Vt., 27 Mar. 1852. He married, about 1822, 

AsENATH Wetherbee of Reading, Vt., who died there 25 

Sept. 1872, daughter of Daniel and Hepsibah (Merriam). 

Child, born at Reading, Vt. : 

i. Eveline Lucinda^ (or Lucinda Eveline), b. 14 Jan. 1823; m. 
3 Dec. 1841 Josiah Seward Wilder of Ludlow, Vt., farmer, b. 
18 Dec. 1818, s. of Edward and Abigail (Seward). Children: 1. 
Orlando Franklin, b. 13 Nov. 1842; d. 16 Aug. 1845. 2. Louisa 
Eveline, b 30 July 1847; m. Joseph A. Ellison, 3. Cynthia Jane, 
b. 25 Oct. 1851. 4. John Franklin, b. 25 Mar. 1856. 5. Everett 
Ellsworth, b. 3 Feb. 1864. 

92. Benjamin Locke' Withington {Benjamin,^ William,^ John,* 

Philip,^ Richard,'^ Henry^), born at Templeton 16 Nov. 1805, 

died at Harvard 14 Dec. 1842. He married at Winchendon, 

25 Jan. 1829, Anna Edmunds of Winchendon, bom At 

Winchendon 20 Apr. 1801, died at Ashburnham 2 Oct. 1846, 

daughter of Amos and Abigail (Rice). 

Children, born at Templeton : 

i. Elmira,^ b. 5 Feb. 1830; m. in 1848 James Pollock of Worcester. 
No children. 

140. ii. Amos, b. 20 Aug. 1832. 

iii. Elmer, b. 8 Nov. 1835; d. unm. at Winchendon 11 Mar. 1864. 
iv. Mary Ann, b. 16 Nov. 1838; m. (1) in 1858 George E. Plummeb, 

*It should have been stated, supra, p. 210, that "the first two" (instead of "the first three") 
children of Benjamin Withington (43) were born at Stow. 

fOnly the initial letters, J B , of this child's name arj known. 



1921] Descendants of Henry Withington 259 

who was killed in the Civil War; m. (2) George L. Farrar. 
Children by first husband: 1. Frank. 2 Lillian. 
V. Adalink, b. S Nov. 1H4(); in. at Winchendon, 22 Dec. 1860, 
Dknnis H. Pii'ER, 8. of Pliny and Margaret (Spofford). 

93. NoAii^ Withington (Henry Bailey,^ Edward,^ John* Philip,* 

liirhard,^ Henry^), born at Stoupliton 4 Sept. 1771, (li('(l at 
Dorchester 17 July 1820. He married at Stoujichton, 20 
Mar. 1796, Rklief Hawes, perhaps daughter of Henry and 
Charlotte (White). 

Children horn at Dorche.ster: 

i. Relief," b. 24 Aug. ITOlJ; d. unni. 14 Apr. 1842. 

ii. Mary, b. 24 Nov. 1798; m. James Pierce, b. at Dorchester 23 

Sept. 17sr), d. there 1 Mar. 1827, s. of Benjamin and Hannah 

(Hadhmi). 
iii. CirAiiLoTTH Hawks, b. 12 Oct. 18(X). 
iv. Sarah Bh.nt, b. 27 Feb. 1803; m. (1) 20 Apr. 1S2G Bartholomew 

h. WoRLEY of Roxbury; probably m. (2) William Wetiierell. 

Children by first husband: 1. Henry Ilaicas, b. 28 Jan. 1827.2^2. 

Charlotte White, b. 10 May 1828. 
V. Louisa, b. 23 .hinc ISO.'). 
vi. Clarissa, b. 31 Mar. 1^U7; m. at Dorchester, 1 Mar. I83t'), David 

L. Davis of Boston, 
vii. Emily, b. 10 Mar. 1.800; m. at Dorchefiter, 9 Oct. 1838, Dr. John 

Heard of Scarborouu'li, Me. 
viii. Elizauktm Davis, b. 24 Mar. 1811; d. unm 25 May 1878. 

141. ix. Noah, b. 3 Ai)r. 1813. 

142. X. John Bent, b. 16 Apr. 1810. 

xi. Hannah Pales, b. 20 Feb. 181S; d. unm. at Shrewsbury 17 Aug. 
1819. 

94. Elijah^ Withington (Henry Bailey,^ Edward,^ John,* Philip,^ 

Richard,^ Henry^), born at Stouphton 21 Dec. 1775, died 
29 Dee. 1871. He married at Dorche.ster, .5 July 1804, 
Sakah Whiti^k.mohe (30, vi. 1). horn 10 Jan. 1788, died at 
Dorchester 20 Oct. 1845, daughter of Joseph and Sarah 
(Within«;ton). 

Children, born at Dorchester: 

i. Sarah, 8 b. 23 May 1805; d. at Cincinnati, Ohio; m. 4 Oct. 1829 
William Wiswkll. 

ii. AincAiL Ann, b. 25 June 1807; d. at Cincinnati, Ohio, 14 Dec. 
1838; m 1 Nov. 1835 William Benjamin \\ ood, b. at Coving- 
ton, Ky., 31 Aug. 1800, s. of Benjamin and Fanny (Loomis). 

143. iii. Henry Bailey, b. 12 Mar. 1810. 

iv. Ann, b. S Nov. 1813; d. at Dorchester 19 May 1816. 
V. Samuel, b. 9 Aug. 1818; d. unm. at Santa Cruz, Cal. 

95. Hexry^ Withington (Henry Bailey,^ Edward,^ John* Philip,^ 

Richard,'^ Hcuri/^), born at Dorchester 15 June 1777, died 
at Canton 10 Mar. 1853. He married first, at Bridgewater, 
25 Nov. 1801, Lydia Snell, born at Bridgewater 15 Mar. 
1781, died at Canton 9 July 1824, daughter of Josiah, Jr., 
and Euhamah (Hartwell); and secondly, at Canton, 12 July 
1825, Olive Duxakin of Canton or Hadley, born in 1802, 
died at Canton 28 May 1840. 

Children by first wife, born at Canton: 

144. i. Perez, 8 b. 6 June 1804. 

145. ii. James Snell, b. 20 May 1815. 

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260 Descendants of Henry Withington [Oct. 

Children by second wife, born at Canton : 

iii. Mary Ann, b. 26 Oct. 1826; d. s.p. in Boston in 1869; m. in 1849 
Daniel O'Conners of Boston. 

iv. Lucy, b. 25 Jan. 1828; m. at Dorchester, 5 July 1849, David 
Gould, Jr., of Chatham, b. at Chatham 12 Dec. 1827, s. of 
David and Mehitable. Children: 1. Olivia Withington, b. 21 
Sept. 1850; d. 4 Dec. 1853. 2. Wilbur Henry, b. 24 Apr. 1854. 
3. David Russell, b. 10 Feb. 1860; d. 6 Oct. 1861. 4. David Ells- 
worth, b. 15 Apr. 1863. 

146. V. George, b. 24 June 1829. 

147. vi. Henry, b. 10 May 1831. 

148. vii. William Thomas, b. 26 Oct. 1833. 

viii. Elijah, b. 5 Dec. 1837; d. unm. at a hospital at Lexington, Ky., 

in 1863, during the Civil War, in which he was a soldier in the 

United States Army. 
ix. Louisa Gill, b. 6 Alay 1839; m. at Lowell, in 1862, Milton 

Goodwin of Salem, N. H., s. of Leonard Milton and Sarah 

(Woodbury). No children. 

96. Samuel^ Withington {Henry Bailey,^ Edward,^ John,* Philip,^ 

Richard,^ Henry^), born at Stougliton (Canton) 21 July 
1783, was lost at sea in tbe summer of 1805. He married at 
Roxbury, 13 Nov. 1804, Sarah Bruce, born about 1786, 
died at Roxbury 9 Sept. 1805, aged 19. 
Child: 

149. i. Enos Bailey^ (posthumous), b. at Roxbury 23 Aug. 1805. 

97. Nathan^ Withington (Mather,^ Edward,^ John,'^ Philip* 

Richard,'^ Hcnry^) was born at Stoughton (Canton) 12 Feb. 
1788. He married there, 13 Oct. 1808, Sarah Wentworth, 
born at Canton 24 Nov. 1788, died 7 Oct. 1809, daughter of 
Oliver and Abigail (Tilden). 
Children, born at Canton: 

i. Melissa,8 b. 3 Feb. 1809; d. 19 Aug. 1897; m. at Dorchester, 30 
Nov. 1834, Lewis Franklin Pierce, b. at Dorchester 10 July 
1809, s. of Lewis and Sarah (Moseley). Children: 1. George 
Francis, b. 8 Mar. 1838; m. 22 Nov. 1860 Almira Nourse Haven. 
2. Etta. 3. Henry August^is, b. 29 Mar. 1849; d. in June 1849. 

ii. Abigail, b. 22 Oct. 1812; d. s.p. 21 July 1865; m. (intention 
recorded at Canton, 20 Dec. 1846) Abel Farrington, Jr., b. 
at Canton 17 Nov. 1800, s. of Abel and Hannah (Leonard). 

150. iii. Nathan, b. 16 Oct. 1815. 

iv. Sarah Wis^sTiLL, b. 16 Aug. 1819; d. unm. at Dorchester 21 Mar. 

1855. 
v. Esther, b. 10 June 1822; d. s.p. 5 Mar. 1855; m. Jefferson 

FiTTS of North Stoughton. 
vi. Elihu, b. 18 Jan. 1826; m. Emily Capen. No cliildren. 
vii. William, b. 22 Apr. 1829; m. Sarah Green. 

98. Wales^ Withington (Mather,^ Edward,^ John,* Philip,^ 

Richard,^ Henry^), born at Stoughton (Canton) in 1793, died 
at Chesterville, Me. He married at Milton, 6 Dec. 1821, 
Susannah Tucker, born at Milton 15 Apr. 1795, died at 
Dedham, daughter of Phinehas and Susannah (? Wales). 
Children, born at Canton: 

i. Phineas Mather,^ b. 12 Jan. 1823; d. s.p. at Chesterville, Me., 
in 1909; m. there, in 1855, Charlotte A. J. Mitchell, b. in 
Maine, d. at Stoughton, dau. of John and Sarah (Hawes). 

ii. Susan Elizabeth, b. 5 July 1828; m. in Dec. 1851 Edmund 



1921] DeacendanU of Henry Withington 261 

Augustus Lowe, who d. at Canton, s. of Edward and Sally 
(Johrv*on). Children: 1. Swtan Ella, b. IS Apr. ISTAi; m. 20 

May 1S78 Smith. 2. Florence Withington, b. 22 Mar. 

185.S; (1. iinrn. 2 Oct. 1916. 3. M'lry Emma, b. 17 Dec. 1.S5U; m. 

9 Nov. IIMX) Hunt. 4. Horace W'ale^, b. 20 Mar. 18<^2; 

m. in Jurje 18H3 . 5. Annie L., b. 4 .\pr. lSi>4; unm. 6. 

Lillian Annie, b. 7 July 1867; d. 2 May 1877. 7. Harriet Ger- 
trude, b 20 Sept. 1871; m. 14 Sept. 1898 Kendall. 

iii. Eunice Wai.f.s. b. 11 .Iiinr \s:\0; d. unm. at Canton in July 1848. 

iv. Myha H.mckikt. b. in .July 18,32; d. 8. p. at I>'dham 2ti June 1892; 
m. at De<lham, 10 Fob. Is71, Iut nocnnd coiLsin, Howard (Iill 
(44. vi, 3;, b. in 1800, d. in May l8'J3, s. of Jolm and Polly 
(Withington). 

V. Mykos, b. in 1^31; killed in the Civil W.ir. 

vi. A CHILI), b. in Spt. I.s;i7; d. 30 Dec. ls'37. 

99. Otls^ Withington {John* Edward,'' John,* Philip,^ Richard,^ 

Ilcnnf) wtis born i)robal)ly al>out 1792. He married 

Sauaii . His dosccruiants state that he went South 

about ISlGand diiMl thrrc of yellow fever. 

Children (order of birth.s unknown): 

i. LucT.' 
ii. Maht. 

iii. Sakah H., m. (intention rt>c<>rdeil .it D<illiain, 13 June 1841) Za- 
n(x' C. Howes of Dorchester. They lived in Dedham. 

151. iv. Warren. 

V. CiE(>R(iE, m. at Dedham, 28 Feb. 1S41, Betskt A. Howks of Ded- 
ham. 

vi. Harriet .\., in. at Dedham, 20 Oct. 1836, CnARLES S. PowuDL 
Child: 1. Walter S. 

vii Eliza .\nn, m. at Dedham, 23 July 1835, Nr.i.-.s VVorthbn of 
llo.xbury. 

100. Ri:v. Leonaki)^ Withington {Joseph Weeks,* Philip,^ Eben- 
ezer* Philip,' Richard,^ Ilcnn/), B. A. (Yale, 1814), M. A. 
{ih.,\S2\), D. D. (Howdoin. ISoO), born at Dorchester 9 
Au^. 17S9, (lieti at Newbury 22 Apr. ISSo. lie married first, 
at Dorehei<ter, 15 Jan. IS 17, Sophia Sherburne, born at 
Boston 19 Nov. 178(3, died at Newbur>' 1 Apr. 1826, daughter 
of William and Mehitable (Aspinwall); and secondly, at 
NewUuryport, 29 May 1S27, Caroline Noyes, bom 23 
Aup. 1803, died at Newburj- 3 Aug. 1800, daughter of Dr. 
Nathan and Sarah (Niles). 

lie was pastor of the First Contrrejiational Church at 
Newbury, 1810-1839, and pastor emeritus from 1859 until 
his death. He was eminent as a preacher and as an author 
of works on theological subjects, and was much in demand 
as a public speaker. 

Children by tirst wife, born at Newbury: 

i. A CHILD,' b. 11 Jan. 1819; d. 13 Jan. 1S19. 
ii. A CHILD, b. and d. 17 Jan. 1S20. 

iii. WiLLi.wf Sherburne, b. 4 May 1S21; d. unm. at Matanzas, Cuba, 
20 May 1841. 

152. iv. Leonard, b. 7 Sept. 1823. 

V. George Aspixw.vllv b. 30 Jan. 1S2G; d. IS May 1826. 

Children by second wife, born at Newbury: 

153. vi. Nathan Notes, b. 9 Mar. 182S. 

vii. Sarah Elizabeth, b. 6 Feb. 1830; m. 1 Jan. 1857 James Chutb 



262 Descendants of Henry Withington [Oct. 

Coleman, b. at Newburyport 25 Apr. 1826, d. there 25 Apr. 
1914, s. of Jeremiah and Mary (Chute). Children: 1. Caroline 
Leonard, h. in 1858. 2. Harriet Withington, b. in 1860. 

viii. Lucy, b. 11 Feb. 1832; d. 12 Aug. 1903; m. 30 Nov. 1854 John 
Thurston Jaques, b. 10 Nov. 1828, s. of WilHam and Ehza- 
beth (Savory). Children: 1. William White, b. 30 Aug. 1855; 
m. in Nov. 1880 Kate S. Hannon. 2. Mary Caroline, b. in 1859; 
d. 2 Mar. 1872. 

ix. Joseph, b. 4 May 1834; d. unm. at Mattoon, 111., in 1920. 
He was captain, Seventh Illinois Volunteers, in the Civil War, 
was mayor of Mattoon, and filled other pubhc offices there at 
various times. 

X. Harriet Sherburne, b. 18 Mar. 1836; hving (1920) unm. 

xi. Richard, b. 29 Apr. 1838; d. unm. of cholera on Hart's Island, 
New York Harbor, 27 July 1866, while in service in the Veterans' 
Reserve Corps, U. S. A. He was a soldier in the Civil War. 

xii. Francis, b. 21 Jan. 1840; d. 1 Sept. 1843. 

xiii. William Sherburne (twin), b. 7 May 1842; d. 17 Sept. 1842. 

xiv. Mary Niles (twin), b. 7 May 1842; d. at Craftsburj% Vt., 11 May 
1903; m. 1 Nov. 1870, as his second wife, Rev. Joseph Board- 
man of Dracut, b. at Amcsbury 18 June 1833, s. of WiUiam and 
Elizabeth (Bailey). Children: 1. Leonard, b. 1 Aug. 1871. 2. 
Williatn Joseph, h. in 1873. 3. Philip Eliot, b. in 1875. 4. 
Richard, b. in 1877. 5. Joseph, b. in 1886. 

101. Rev. William^ Withington {Joseph Weeks,^ Philip,^ Ebejiezer* 
Philip,^ Richard,'^ Hcnrif), A. B. (Harvard, 1821), born at 
Dorchester 28 Oct. 1798, died at Jackson, Mich., 31 Aug. 
1892. He married first, at Newburyport, 9 June 1825, 
Mary Stacy Frothingham, born at Newbuiyport 20 May 
1800, died 29 Oct. 1829, daughter of Benjamin and Mary 
(Stacy); and secondly, at Newburyport, 5 Apr. 1832, 
Elizabeth Ford, born 11 July 1805, died 25 Dec. 1891, 
daughter of Joseph of West Bridgewater. 

He was ordained a clergyman of the Protestant Episcopal 
Church 10 Sept. 1840, and was minister at Ashfield, Leices- 
ter, and Swansea. He lived also at Dorchester. He went to 
Washington, D. C, in 1859, and lived there until 1892, 
when, a widower for the second time, he removed to Jackson, 
Mich., and died at the residence of his son, Brig. Gen. 
William Herbert Withington. 

Children by first wife: 

i. Eliza Frothingham,^ b. at Ashfield 24 Mar. 1826; m. at Boston, 
15 Dec. 1850, Horace Pearson Notes, b. at Newburyport 12 
Aug. 1819, s. of Silas and Judith (Pearson). Children: 1. Helen 
Maria, b. 28 Nov. 1851; m. in 1878 Stillman A. Tucker. 2. 
Elijah Withington, b. 8 Aug. 1855. 3. Nathaniel Dodge, b. 2 
Mar. 1857; d. young. 4. Katharine Dodge, b. 28 Mar. 1858; d. 
21 Jan. 1873. 

ii. WiLLiAAi White, b. 20 Apr. 1829; d. 29 June 1829. 

Children by second wife: 

164. iii. Joseph, b. at Dorchester 21 Feb. 1833. 

155. iv. William Herbert, b. at Dorchester 1 Feb. 1835. 

V. Mary Stacy, b. at Leicester 19 June 1840; unm. She is an author 

and writer for periodicals, 
vi. Caroline Frothingham, b. at Dorchester 18 Aug. 1842; d. in 
Washington, D. C; m. William White Clapp, b. 11 Dec. 
1848. 
vii. Lucy Elizabeth, b. at Dorchester 16 May 1844; d. in Washing- 



19211 Dryrnidants of Henry W'ithinrjfnn 263 

ton, 1). ('., :n ])r<\ 1S77; m. 24 Ikv. Ih70 Xilf>* Huhijard 
Thompson. Cluldrcn: I. Melville W Uhington^ h. 22 Oct. 1S71. 

2. Edith, b. in 1877; m. Haker. 

viii. Gertuude, h. 17 Sept. 1848; unm. She ia a writer of fiction and 
an iirt critic. 

102. Gkorge Ricii.\kds Minot^ \Vitiiin(;ton {Ebenezery^ Philip^^ 
William* Philip,* liichnrd* Henry^), A. B. (University of 
Verniont, 182.")), A. M. {ih., 1S2S), honoran- A. M. (Harvard, 
1.S2S), horn at Hrid^cwatcr 1*S Doc. 1801, dicui at I^iinciuster 
11 May hS.'iS. He married at Holton, 26 Au^^. 1830, Lau- 
RiNDA (Iaudnkr, bom at Bolton 5 Sept. 1802, died in 1885, 
daiij^hter of Hon. Stephen Partrid^^e and Achsiih (Moore) 
(lanhier and sister of Theodore (larthuT, who married her 
liusljand's sister, Liiev Ann Witliin^^ton (.>!, v). 

He was a hiwycr, and was cashier of the bank at Lancaster. 

Children, horn at Bolton: 

150. i. ('■ ■ ('.ARnNF.R,' h. 2r> .luly KM. 

ii. ^ . (iARDNKR, h. 15 Junr Is'M; went to tea and was nercr 

h«Hitl from; d. iinrn. 
iii. Mary KuzAnKTii, h. 14 Jul^ 1841 ; m. 9 June 1870 Capt. William 

Jamrm KLDRKPijE, U.S.N., who d. at Newfield, N. J., 15 Aug. 

1873, 8. of Ilonry and Sarah (Comstock). Children: 1. George 

Withit^jton, b. 8 Apr. Is71. 2. Wirnfred Cortutockf b. 11 Aug. 

1872. 

10.*). Hi;\RY' WiTiiiNGTON (Ncwcll* Philip,* William* Philip,* 
h'ichdrd,' Jlcnrt/), horn in Barton 10 Dee. 1812, died at 
luist Oran^^e, N. J., Iii July 1898. He married in Baltimore, 
Md., 20 Au>?. 1839, Virginia W.\ters, horn in Baltimore 20 
Nov. 1820, died in New York City 1 1 Jan. 1886, daughter of 
Col. Hit-hard and I'.lizalx^th Jane (Boyle). 
ChiKlren, horn in Baltimore: 

i. HiriiARD Waters,* b. 30 June 1840; d. unm. in New York City 
17 Drr. r.U7. Residence, East Orange, N. J. 
157. ii. Henry, b. 4 Mar. 1S49. 

iii. Susan, b. 20 Jan. 1S52; unm. 

iv. Hose IIarmanson, b. 23 S<>pt. 1857; d. at Orange, N. J., 12 Nov. 
11)09; ni. in New York City, 24 Aug. 1884, Ernest Cotterill. 

10-1. John" \ViTniNGTox (Abicl,^ Abicl,^ Abicl,* ? Joseph,* Richard,* 
Ilcnn/), bom at Roxhur>' 20 Sept. 1775, died at Dorchester 
27 Feb. 1817. He married at Leicester, 12 Mar. 1797, 
Saraii^ Portkr, baptized at South Wevmouth in Apr. 1777, 
died at Dorchester 23 Aug. 1859, "Ageil 82," daughter of 
Josiah^ (Richard,* John,' John,* Richard^) and Deborah 
(Iliixgins").* 
Children: 

i. Sarah Porter,' b. at Dorchester 5 Mar. 1798; d. young. f 
15S. ii. JosiAH, b. at Dorchester 8 Mar. 1800. 
159. iii. John, b. in 1802. 

iv. Sarah, b. in 1S04; d. at West Medford in 1873; m. in Boston, 
30 Nov. 1826, William Hates Porter, b. at Canaan, N. H., 
in 1801, s. of Elijis and Sarah (^ Bates). Children: 1. William 

•Her death record inooirectly calls her daughter of "John and Foster." 

tin her birth record her middle name is incorrectly given as "Parker." 



264 Descendants of Henry Withington [Oct. 

Henry, b. in 1830; d. in 1834 or 1835. 2. Sarah Jane, b. 4 Mar. 

1838; m. in Boston, 1 Jan. 1860, Joseph T. Wilson, b. at New 

Castle, N. H., 18 Jan. 1836, s. of William and Mary (Neal); 

seven children. 
V. Eunice, b. in 1807; d. s.p.; m. (intention recorded 10 Mar. 1842) 

John Keyes of Dorchester. 
vi. Cakoline Parker, b. in 1809; d. at Concord, N. H., about 1858; 

m. at Roxbury, 5 Dec. 1839, William Cheever, Jr., who d. 

at Pawlet, Vt., 8 May 1869, s. of William and Juliana (Corey). 

Child: 1. William, d. young. 
vii. William, b. at Dorchester 12 May 1813; d. at sea, unm., 30 July 

1831. 
viii. A CHILD, b. 1 Aug. 1816; d. at Dorchester 1 Dec. 1817. 

105. William^ Withington (Robert,'^ James,^ Hopestill,^ Richard,* 

John,^ Richard,^ Henry^) was born at Wrentham 26 Feb. 
1785. He married, 29 Oct. 1810, Lydia (Cole) Rich, 
widow, born at Biddeford, Me., 8 Oct. 1783, died 22 Sept. 
1850, daughter of Nathaniel and Sophia (Belcher) (Tarbox) 
Cole.^ 
Children, born at Portland, Me. : 

160. i. Henry,9 b. 3 Jan. 1812. 

ii. Jane, b. 5 May 1813; to. David Osborn Colburn (75, x, 1), s. 

of Abram (or Archibald) and Thirza (Withington). 
iii. Charles, b. 4 Apr. 1814; d. young. 

161. iv. Charles, b. 18 Oct. 1815. 

162. V. James, b. 31 Jan. 1817. 

vi. Sarah Ann, b. 7 May 1819; m. in Boston, 26 Jan. 1841, William 
Haynes. Children: 1. Martha Elizabeth, b. 24 Dec. 1841. 2. 
William Henry, b. 2 Jan. 1843. 3. Harriet Amelia, b. 4 Sept. 
1844. 

vii. Lydia, b. 13 Jan. 1821. 

viii. Elizabeth Cole, b. 1 May 18^2. 

ix. Clarissa, b. 17 Apr. 1824. 

X. Matilda, b. 26 May 1825; d. young. 

xi. Caroline Matilda, b. 27 June 1827. , 

xii. Maria Long, b. 1 Mar. 1829. 

106. Joseph^ Withington (? James,"^ James,^ Hopestill,^ Richard,* 

John,^ Richard,"^ Henry^), ''of Braintree" in his marriage 
record, married at Weymouth, 4 Apr. 1802, Olive Puffer, 
born at Abington 16 Sept. 1776, daughter of John and 
Silence (Jackson). 

Children : 
i. Olive,^ b. at Braintree 12 Dec. 1802; perhaps m. Kennedy 

or LOVEKIN. 

163. ii. Samuel Jackson (perhaps), b. at Kingston or West Randolph 

about 1803. 
iii. A SON, b. in 1805; d. at Weymouth 25 Sept. 1805. 
Perhaps others. 

107. Henry^ Withington {Henry,'' James,^ Hopestill,^ Richard,* 

John,^ Richard,^ Henry^), born at Medford 9 Aug. 1800, died 
there 12 Apr. 1870. He married first, at Medford, 15 Dec. 
1827, Eunice Blanchard, born at Charlestown 26 Mar. 
1801, died at Medford 5 June 1845, daughter of Hezekiah 
and Eunice (Floyd); and secondly, 15 Nov. 1848, Eliza 
Ann Symmes, born in Aug. 1808, died at Medford in 1887, 
daughter of Thomas and Sarah Lloyd (Wait). 



1921] Descendants of Henry Withington 263 

He was a manufacturer of crackers and biscuits, and es- 
tablished his first bakery at Medford in 1825. 
Children by first wife, born at Medford: 

i. Susan Esther,' b. 20 Apr. 1820; d. at Medford 29 Mar. 1912; m. 
at Medford, 30 May 1852, Humphrey Barrett Howe, b. at 
Medford in ISIS, d. there in 1885. Children: 1. Fanny Rebecca, 
h. 23 Oct. 1853; d. in 1913. 2. Elizabeth Withington, b. 6 July 
1858. 3. Horace Joseph, b. 2 Jan. 1860; d. 21 Jan. 1911. 
1G4. ii. Henry, b. 30 Aug. 1832. 

ill. Eunice Blanch ard, b. 29 Nov. 1S34; d. s.p. at Castine, Me., 
in 1801; ra. at Castine, in July 1800, Ge(jrge H. Witherle, 
b. in Boston in 1784, d. at Castine in 1860, s. of William. 
165. iv. George Kidder, h. 2 Aup;. 1837. 

V. Hezekiah, b. 31 Dec. 1838; d. at Medford 23 May 1839. 

108. James^ Withington (Hennj,'' Jamcs,^ Hopestill,^ Richard,* 

John,^ Richard,^ Ilenry^), bom at Medford 26 Dec. 1808, 
died in the South before the Civil War. He married first, 
in Boston, 14 Dec. 1834, Delia Geyeh, born in Boston 27 
Dec. 1813, died there 24 Apr. 1842, daughter of Samuel 
Allen and Mary (Kingman); and secondly, in Boston, 
, Mary Ann Geyeu, born in Boston 7 Sept. 1808, died in 
South Boston in 1847, sister of his first wife. 

Children by first wife, the second one born at Woburn; 
the others in Boston: 

i. Mary Ann,» b. IS Feb. 1835: m. in Boston, 25 July 1800, Charles 

Hartwell Russell, b. at Hrownsville, Vt., 25 July 1842, d. 

in Boston 25 Oct. 1897, s. of George and Lydia (Dodge). No 

children. 
ii. Emma Jane, b. 3 Oct. 183G; d. unm. at Medfield or Danvers 28 

Sept. 1919. 
iii. Caleb Strong, b. 17 Nov. 1838; d. in Boston 13 Apr. 1839. 
iv. James Henry, b. 5 Mar. 1840; d. unui. at Cambridge 23 Aug. 

1916. 
V. Eunice Kingman (twin), b. 17 Jan. 1842; d. 30 May 1842. 
vi. Louisa Parker (twin), b. 17 Jan. 1842; d. 30 May 1842. 

109. Thomas S.^ Withington {Stephen,'' James,^ IlopestiU,^ Rich- 

ard,* John,^ Richard,"^ Henry^), born in Boston 16 Sept. 1816, 
died at Cambridgeport after 1876. He married in Boston, 
20 Jan. 1833, Hannah Blanchard, born in Boston in 1812, 
died at Cambridgeport 10 Apr. 1871. 
Children, born in Boston: 

i. Mary Elizabetii,» b. 18 Mar. 1834. 

ii. Caroline A., b. 9 Aug. 1837. 

iii. Richard S., b. 17 Sept. 1840. 

iv. Henrietta H., b. 13 Dec. 1842. 

V. Henry, b. 8 Oct. 1843; d. 13 June 1845. 

vi. Georgiana D., b. 18 Dec. 1844. 

vii. Henry E., b. 29 Sept. 1846. 

viii. Eugene A., b. 26 Aug. 1848. 

ix. Pauline L., b. 9 Apr. 1852. 

X. Hannah R., b. 24 Aug. 1854. 

xi. William G., b. 9 Aug. 1859; m. . Residence, Allston. 

He has two sons, Harold and George, both of whom served in 

the United States Army in the World War. 

110. Isaac^ Withington {Isaac,'' Thomas,^ Hopestill,^ Richard,* 

John,^ Richard,^ Henry^), born at Dorchester 21 Aug. 1802, 



266 Descendants of Henry Wifjdngton [Oct. 

died there 23 Jan. 1877. He married first, at Canton, 21 
June 1832, Sarah Ann Bethune, born 26 Jan. 1810, died at 
Dorchester 11 Oct. 1838; and secondly, at Roxbury, 14 Oct. 
1841, Abigail Barnard, born 7 Aug. 1800, died 20 Feb. 
1875, daughter of Daniel and Betsey (Stedman). 
Children by first wife : 

166. i. Nathan Crane,« b. at Dorchester 10 Apr. 1833. 

167. ii. James S., b. 15 Dec. 1834. 

iii. Mary Elizabeth, b. 14 Apr. 1837; d. 12 May 1838. 

111. William Turner^ Withington (Isaac,'^ Thomas,^ Hopestill,^ 

Richard,^ John,^ Richard,^ Henn/), born at Dorchester 10 
June 1807, died 16 Nov. 1887. He married at Dorchester, 
25 Apr. 1839, Nancy Dunbar Harrod, born at Charlton 
3 Jan. 1813, daughter of Jonathan, 2nd, and Nancy (Dun- 
bar). 

Children, bom at Dorchester: 

i. William Henry,^ b. 4 Mar. 1840; d. 6 Sept. 1841. 

ii. Ellen Harrod, b. 2 Oct. 1841; m. at Dorchester, 9 Oct. 1866, 
George L. Pitman, b. in 1841, s. of George H. and Charlotte. 
No children. 

iii. Mary Ann, b. 15 Oct. 1843; d. unm. at Dorchester 11 July 1864. 

iv. Sarah Elizabeth, b. 27 July 1846; d. s.p. at Dorchester 21 Feb. 
1876; m. at Dorchester, 27 Oct. 1874, Walter H. Cox of Cam- 
bridge, s. of Henry and Hannah. 

V. Catharine Georqetta, b. 19 July 1848; d. at Dorchester 14 
May 1849. 

112. Rev. Hiram^ Withington {Isaac,'' Thomas,^ Hopestillf^ 

Richard,"^ John,^ Richard,"^ Henry^), born at Dorchester 29 
July 1818, died at Leominster 30 Oct. 1848. He married 
first, at Dorchester, 19 Nov. 1844, Elizabeth Humphries 
Clap, born 18 Sept. 1816, died at Leominster 3 Dec. 1845, 
daughter of WilUam and Elizabeth (Humphries) ; and sec- 
ondly, at Northfield, 21 Feb. 1848, Phila A. Field, born 
at Northfield 25 Mar. 1826, daughter of George and Phila 
(Holton). 

He was settled as a clergyman at Leominster. 

Child by first wife: 

168. i. William Clapp,^ b. at Leominster ^4 Nov. 1845. 

113. James Harvey^ Withington (James Harvey,'' Ehenezer,^ 

Samuel,^ Samuel,^ John,^ Richard,'^ Henry^), A.B. (Water- 
ville College, now Colby College, 1843), A.M. {ih.), born at 
Peru, Me., 5 June 1813, died at South Amboy, N. J., 3 June 
1877. He married Alfreda Bosworth of Solon, Me. 

He w^as principal of Anson Academy, Me., 1843-1846, 
principal of Hallo well Academy, Me., 1846-1854, principal 
of a school at Germantown, Pa., 1854-1869, and principal 
of Stevensdale Institute, South Amboy, N. J., from 1869 
until his death. 

Children : 

i. James Harvey,^ living at San Francisco, Cal., in 1876. 

ii. Augustus Harvey, living at Newton Centre in 1920; m. . 

He has four sons, George ./.,^° James Harvey, Charles C, and 



1921] Descendants of Henry Withington 2G7 

Robert P., all of whom served in France in the American Expedi- 
tionary Force in the World \N'ar. 
iii. Alfreda Boswortii, M.D., unm. Residence, Pittsfield. She is 
a i)hysician in active practice, and served with the American 
Expeditionary Force in France in the World Wslt. 

114. Nathaniel Tucker'* Withington {Edward,'' Edward,^ Sam- 

uel,^ Samuel,^ John,^ Richard,"^ Henri/), born at Dorchester 
25 Feb. 1812, died at Sprin^rwater, N. Y., 23 June 1893. He 
married at Springwater, in 1857 or 1858, Delia M. (Wright) 
Nixon, born at Duanesburg, N. Y., 5 Jan. 1821, died at 
Sprin^water in Nov. 1905, daughter of Samuel Wright and 

widow of Nixon. 

Children, born at Springwater, N. Y. : 

i. Jane," b. IG Oct. 1850; d. in 18(31. 

169. ii. Edward Harper, b. 25 Oct. 1861. 

115. Samuel Howe^ Withington {Edward,'' Edward,^ Samuel,^ 

Sa?nucl,* John,^ Richard,^ Henri/), born at Windsor 11 Nov. 
181G, died at Springwater, N. Y., 9 Aug. 1907. He married 
first, at Springwater, 2 Jan. 1842, Alma Ingoldsby, born 
17 May 1823, died 6 Dec. 1850, daughter of Silas and 
Rebecca (Clark); secondly, at South Alabama, N. Y., 21 
Jan. 1855, Frances Cook, born 15 Oct. 1829, died 30 Mar. 
1866; and thirdly, at Honeoye, N. Y., 1 Sept. 1867, Nancy 
E. Allen, b. 5 Nov. 1823, died at Springwater in June 1907. 
Child by first wife: 

170. i. George Edward,' b. at ^Vlabama, N. Y., 11 June 1843. 

Child by second wife: 
ii. William Lewis, b. 26 Nov. 1856; d. 16 Aug. 1878. 

116. Albert Marcus^ Withington {Edward,'' Edward,^ Saynucl,^ 

Samuel,^ John,^ Richard,^ Henri/), born at Windsor 10 Apr. 
1825, died at Springwater, N. Y., 22 Nov. 1907. He married 
at Springwater, 31 Jan. 1858, Mary Klizarktii Bullard, 
born at Moira, N. Y., 19 Sept. 1837, died at Springwater 17 
Sept. 1906, daughter of Nathan and Lucy Amanda (Law- 
rence). 

Children, born at Springwater, N. Y.: 

i. Robert Franklin,' b. 8 June 18G2; d. unm. 16 June 1892. 

ii. Julia Elizabeth, b. 20 Aug. 1864; m. at Sprin<:;water, N. Y., 
28 Jan. 1886, William Farnsworth Robie, b. at Bath, N. Y., 
11 June 1862, s. of Levi and Annie (Perkins). Child: 1. Eliza- 
beth Withington, h. at Cuba, N. Y., 20 Mar. 1902. 

iii. Mary Gertrude, b. 3 June 1872; m. at Springwater, N. Y., 1 
June 1893, William Nelson Willis, b. at Spring^-ater 9 Dec. 
1860, s. of Wilham and Mary Helen (Walker). 

iv. Eliza Jane, b. 18 Apr. 1875; m. at Springwater, N. Y., 20 Aug. 
1908, Nathan Kellogg Marion, b. at Springwater 5 Oct. 
1873, s. of Addison Gardner and Ruth Ann (Curtice). No 
children. 

117. James Edward^ Withington {Samuel,'' Edward,^ Samuel,^ 

Samuel,"^ John,^ Richard,'^ Henri/), born at Charleston, S. C, 
23 Mar. 1820, died at Savannah, Ga., 2 Aug. 1877. He mar- 
ried first, at Charleston, 27 Oct. 1843, Martha Washington 



268 Descendants of Henry Withington [Oct. 

Hendry, who died 11 Oct. 1844; secondly, at Brunswick, 
Ga., 4 June 1846, Eliza Ann Folker, born 23 Jan. 1829, 
died 24 Sept. 1851; thirdly, at Savannah, 21 Nov. 1852, 
Mary Ann Goddard, who died 21 Sept. 1853; and fourthly, 
at Savannah, 25 Nov. 1854, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Austin. 
Child by .first wife: 

I. Martha Washington,^ b. at Savannah, Ga., 27 Sept. 1844; m. 

there, 7 Sept. 1871, G. T. Theus (or Theurs), who d. 12 Sept. 
1874. 

Children by second wife : 

II. Henrietta, b. at Brunswick, Ga., 12 Apr. 1848; m. 10 July 1868 

Thomas McDonald. 

171. lil. Joseph Samuel, b. at Savannah, Ga., 25 Aug. 1850. 

Iv. Ann Eliza, b. at Savannah, Ga., 24 Aug. 1851; m. there, 12 June 
1872, John H. Willing. 

118. Nathaniel^ Withington (Lemuel,'^ Lemuel,^ Samuel,^ Samuel,^ 

John,^ Richard,'^ Henry^), born at Dorchester about 1823, 
died at Milton 10 Apr. 1868. He married (intention re- 
corded at Dorchester, 2 Mar. 1845) Mary Lucy Homer, 
born at Dorchester 23 Sept. 1824, daughter of Joseph and 
Mary. 

Children, the sixth one born at Dedham, the others at 
Dorchester : 

1. Adelaide,^ b. 2 Feb. 1846; m. at Dorchester, 10 Nov. 1868, John 

E. Short, b. in Boston in 1846, s. of John E. and Mary E. 
ii. Maria Louise, b. 10 Apr. 1847; d. at Dorchester 14 Oct. 1847. 
lil. Maria Louisa, b. in Jan. 1849. 
Iv. Charles Edward, b. 1 July 1850; d. at Dorchester 25 Aug. 1851. 

172. V. Lemuel, b. 27 Feb. 1852. 

vl. Edgar Frank, b. 6 May 1855. 
vii. Florence, b. 6 Oct. 1857. 

119. Isaac Chandler^ Withington {Phineas,'^ Phinehas,^ Samuel,^ 

Samuel,^ John,^ Richard,'^ Henry^), born at Kingston, N. J., 
29 Jan. 1820, died in New York City 22 Nov. 1881. He 
married in New York City, 18 Sept. 1844, Maria Roshore 
Platt, born there 20 Apr. 1825, died at Christmas Cove, 
Me., 13 Sept. 1916, daughter of George Wood and Eliza 
(Roshore) . 

He was an assayer and refiner of gold and silver. 

Children: . 

1. George Platt,^ b. 19 June 1846; d. 24 Apr. 1851. 
173. 11. Charles Sumner, b. in New York City 7 Apr. 1849. 

Hi. Laura Elliott, b. 28 June 1853; unm. 

Iv. Annie Louise, b. 10 Feb. 1856; unm. 

V. Irving Platt, b. 5 June 1858; m. in New York City, 27 Apr. 
1886, Sybella White. No children. 
174. vl. Chandler, b. at Kingston, N. J., 8 Nov. 1860. 

vii. Maria Roshore, b. 24 May 1863; d. in New York City 8 July 
1915; m. at Kingston, N. J., 5 June 1884, E. R. Bellman. 

vili. Eliza Platt, b. 14 Sept. 1868; d. 31 Dec. 1898. 

120. Charles Henry^ Withington {Increase Sumner,'^ Phinehas,^ 

Samuel,^ Samuel,^ John,^ Richard,^ Henry^), born 15 Jan. 
1834, died in St. Louis, Mo., about 1914. He married in St. 



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1921] Descendants of Henry Withington 269 

Louis, 14 Nov. 1859, Sarah Maria Kennedy, born 2 June 
1840, daughter of Henry and Sarah Maria. 

Child: 
i. Florence," b. 30 Nov. 1865; d. unm. 

121. Sumner Andrew^ (Charles,"^ Phinchas,^ Samuel,'^ Samuel* 

John,^ Richard,'^ Henri/), born at Needham (Wellesley) 16 
Oct. 1828, died at Stockton, CaL, 11 Mar. 1908. He mar- 
ried at Quissett, 7 May 1857, Lydia Carlton Davis, bom 
at Fahnouth 7 Aug. 1837, Uving at Stockton, Cal., in 1917, 
daughter of Capt. Francis and Sabra (Hatch). 

He was a whaler for some years, and then moved to 
Greenwood, Eldorado Co., Cal., and engaged in mining. 

Children : • 

176. i. Charles Warren,' b. at Falmouth 8 Aug. 1862. 

ii. Caroline Chandler, b. at Greenwood, Cal., 18 Oct. 1867; m. 

Fred. Llewellyn Kinkaid. 
iii. Lemuel Davis, b. at Greenwood, Cal., 18 Dec. 1874; d. 27 June 

1875. 

122. Charles Phineas^ Withington (Charles,'' Phinchas,^ Samuel,^ 

Samuel,^ John,^ Richard,^ Hcnri/^) was born at Kingston, 
N. J., 7 Dec. 1832. He married, 6 Mar. 1856, his first 
cousin, Martha Jane Fuller (36, xiii, 4), born 9 Dec. 1836, 
daughter of Jonathan and Sarah Ann (Withington) of Need- 
ham (Wellesley). 
Children: 

i. Helen Maria," b. 22 Aur. 1857. 

ii. Adeline Carleton, b. 19 Dec. 1859. 

123. Edward Otis^ Withington (Otis,'' Enos,^ Samuel,^ Samuel,* 

John,^ Richard,^ Henri/), born at Brookline 5 Nov. 1829, 
died at Columbia, S. C., 21 June 1873. He married at 
Savannah, Ca., 6 Dec. 1855, PaiMelia N. Remshart of 
Savannah. 
Children: 

i. Annie Caroline,' b. 25 Jan. 1857; d. unm. 27 May 1880. 
ii. Edward, b. 6 May 1858; d. 3 Nov. 1858. 
iii. Sarah Jane, b. 4 Nov. 1860; d. 5 Aug. 1861. 
176. iv. John Walthour Remshart, b. at Columbia, S. C, 30 Dec. 1861. 
V. George Gifford, b. 13 Sept. 1864; d. unm. at Jacksonville, Fla., 
in Oct. 1904. 

124. James Clap^ Withington {Otis,'' Enos,^ Samuel,^ Samuel,* 

John,^ Richard,^ Henri/), born at Brookline 25 Feb. 1844, 
was living at Los Angeles, Cal., in 1919. He married in 
Boston, 11 Aug. 1879, Alice Mary Brasner, born in Eng- 
land 14 Nov. 1852, daughter of William and Harriet (Keene). 

Child: 
i. Edith,8 b. in Boston 28 June 1882; d. 12 Mar. 1889. 

125. Charles Francis^ Withington {Otis,'' Enos,^ Samuel,° Sam- 

uel,'' John,^ Richard,^ Henry'), A. B. (Harvard, 1874), M. D. 
(ih., 1881), born at Brookline 21 Aug. 1852, died in Boston 
7 Jan. 1917. He married at Roxbury, 20 Sept. 1883, Geor- 



270 Descendants of Henry Withington [Oct. 

GiANA^ BowEN, born at Roxbury 7 June 1859, daughter of 
Stephen^ and Georgia Anna (Richmond).* 

He was a prominent physician of Boston and a writer on 
medical subjects. He resided at 1 Ehn Hill Avenue, Rox- 
bury, until 1902, when he moved to 35 Bay State Road, 
Boston. 

Children, born at Roxbury: 

177. i. Sidney^ (twin), b. 7 June 1884. 

ii. Robert (twin), A. B. (Harvard, 1906), A. M. (ih., 1909), Ph. D. 
{ib., 1913), b. 7 June 1884; unm. In 1909-10 he was ledeur 
d'anglais at the University of Lyons, France. From 1914 to 
1917 he was instructor in Enghsh at the University of Indiana, 
with leave of absence (1916) to serve as a member of the Com- 
mission for Rehef in Belgium, at Antwerp and Hasselt. From 
1917 to 1920 he was assistant professor of Enghsh at Smith 
College, Northampton, with leave of absence (1918-19) to serve 
in France, first at the request of the American Red Cross, in 
the Bureau of Reconstruction, and later in the Bureau of 
Refugees and Rehef (with the assimilated rank of captain). 
In Aug. 1918 he was commissioned second heutenant, Infantry, 
U. S. A., and was detached for liaison service to the staff of the 
French general commanding the Fourteenth Region. He was 
honorably discharged at St. Aignan, France, 14 Apr. 1919. 
Together with several of his colleagues in the Commission for 
R,elief in Belgium, he received in 1919 the rank of chevalier in 
the Belgian Order of the Crown, and was made offider d'Academie 
by the French minister of pubhc instruction in 1920. In 1920 
he was appointed associate professor of English at Smith College. 
He is the author of several books and articles in philological and 
other periodicals. 

iii. Margaret, S. B. (Simmons College, 1920), b. 1 Aug. 1888; en- 
gaged (1921) in library work in Boston. 

178. iv. Paul Richmond, *b. 21 June 1890. 

V. Eliot, b. 27 Mar. 1896; d. 25 Apr. 1897. 

126. Henry Herbert^ Withington {Moses,"^ Enos,^ Samuel,^ 

Sarnuel,"^ John,^ Richard,'^ Henry^), born at Brookline 17 May 

1846, died at Jamaica Plain 16 Nov. 1887. He married at 

Jamaica Plain, 13 Sept. 1871, Clara Emma Lincoln, born 

at Jamaica Plain 12 Dec. 1847, died there 23 June 1918, 

daughter of Paul and Roxanna Taft (Pierce). 

Children, born at Jamaica Plain: 

i. Herbert Lincoln,^ b. 25 July 1872; drowned off the Heron 
Islands, Me., 23 July 1895; unm. 

179. ii. Henry Albert, b. 27 Nov. 1873. 

180. iii. Roland Coolidge, b. 26 Dec. 1874. 

iv. Frank Clapp, b. 25 Feb. 1877; m. at Jamaica Plain, 22 Oct. 1902, 

Edith Warren Nelson. 
V. Howard Pierce, b. 22 May 1879; living unm. in New York City 

in 1917. 

127. Francis^ Withington (Elias,"^ Francis,^ William,^ John,^ 

Philip,^ Richard,^ Henry^), born at Henniker, N. H., 11 Apr. 
1796, died at Hanover, N. H., 27 Sept. 1864. He married, 
in Mar. 1824, Joanna Fitts, born at Dorchester, N. H., 
22 Sept. 1798, daughter of Richard and Mary (Powell) 

•Stephen Bowen, born at Newport, R. I., 31 Oct. 1829, died at Roxbury 3 Oct. 1888. He married 
in Nov. 1855 Georgia Anna Richmond, born at Savannah, Ga., in 1829, died at Roxbury in Jan. 
1899. Her family was from Little Compton, R. I. 



1021] Descendants of Henry Withington 271 

and sister of Lydia Fitts, first wife of his brother William 
Mason (128). 

He went to Hanover about 1812 and lived there until his 
death. 

Children: 

i. Oscar R.,» b. about 1826. 

181. ii. Moses Elias, b. at Hanover, N. H., 31 Jan. 1828. 

182. iii. Ephraim Fitts, b. at Hanover, N. H., 21 Jan. 1830. 
iv. Richard W., b. about 1832. 

V. Rhoda Ann, b. about 1834. 

vi. LoRiNDA CoLiiuRN, b. 21 Oct. 1836; d. 14 Mar. 1003; m. 23 Sept. 

1879 Joshua Atwood Colburn, b. at W'entworth, N. H., 9 

Sept. 1826, d. 28 Jan. 1890. 
vii. CoNVERs Fitts, b. about 1839. 

128. William Mason^ Witfiix(jt()n (EUas,"^ Francis,^ Williajyi,^ 

John,* Philip,^ Richard,^ Henry^), born at Henniker, N. H., 
8 Apr. 1801, died 4 Feb. 1884. He married first, 10 Apr. 
1823, Lydia Fitts, born at Dorchester, N. H., 29 Sept. 1800, 
died at Enfield, N. H., 7 May 18()8, dau^^hter of Richard and 
Mary (Powell) and sister of Joanna Fitts, wife of his brother 
Francis (127); and secondly, 21 Apr. 1869, Lydia Cole, who 
died at Enfield 20 Aug. 1880. 

Children by first wife, born at Hanover, N. H.: 

i. Gardner Fitts,' I). 25 .Jan. 1S24; d. 8 June 1824. 

183. ii. Sylvester, b. 12 Apr. 1825. • 
iii. Elias, b. 4 Dec. 1829. 

iv. Rachel Mason, b. 25 Jan. 1831; d. at Hanover, N. H., 25 Aug. 

1833. 
V. Mary McKean, b. 8 June 1833. 
vi. Pluma, b. 17 July 1837; d. at Hanover, N. H., 29 Aug. 1861; 

m. 7 Apr. ISGO . 

vii. William Gardner, b. 25 Jan. 1841; went to Iowa about 1878. 

129. Robert^ Withingtox {Elias, "^ Francis,^ William,^ John,* 

Philip,^ Richard,^ Henry^), born at Henniker, N. H., 1 Mar. 

1807, died at Toledo, Iowa, 2 Aup;. 1891. He married at 

Hanover, N. H., in 1825, Sally Putney, born at Hebron, 

N. H., in 1806, died at Toledo, Iowa, 12 Apr. 1879, daughter 

of Ellsworth. 

Children: 

i. SusAN,^ b. at Canaan, N. H., 11 Apr. 1826; m. about 1842 Clark 
Clough. 

184. ii. Horace Harrison, b. at Dorchester, N. H., 21 Jan. 1829. 

iii. Lucinda Ann, b. 1 Apr. 1830; d. at Elroy, Wis.; m. Julius A. 

HURLBURT. 

iv. LuciNA, b. 27 Nov. 1834; d. unm. in 1858. 

185. V. Nathan Hurlburt, b. at Dorchester, N. H., 30 Aug. 1838. 

vi. Louisa Emmeline, b. at Hanover, N. H., 9 Oct. 1842; m. in Nov. 
1858 Silas Whidden Durkee, b. at Hanover 31 Mar. 1837, 
s. of Ehsha and Rebecca W. (Hayes). Children: 1. George 
Morse, b. in Nov. 1859. 2. Arthur Robert, b. 5 Aug. 1862. 3. 
Myron Elisha, b. 16 Jan. 1866. 4. Ada Lucina, b. in Oct. 1869. 
5. Irmin Henry, b. in June 1875. 

vii. Lorenzo A., b. in 1848; d. in 1852. 

viii. Adelia, b. about 1850; d. young. 

130. Cyrus^ Withington {Joel,'' Francis,^ William,^ John* Philip,^ 

Richard j'^ Henry^), born 28 Aug. 1804, died at Wilmot 



272 Descendants of Henry Withington [Oct. 

Flat, N. H., 20 Dec. 1882. He married at Henniker, N. H., 
26 Dec. 1833, Elizabeth G. Harriman, born at Henniker 
15 Jan. 1808, died at Wilmot Flat 11 Sept. 1869, daughter of 
Gould and Phebe (Eager). 
Children : 

i. Fidelia,^ b. 25 Sept. 1834; d. 13 Nov. 1847. 

11. Louisa M., b. 30 May 1839; d. at Andover, N. H., 29 Dec. 1913; 
m. 27 Oct. 1857 Andrew J. Nelson, b. at Deerfield, N. H., 
4 Aug. 1830, d. at Northfield, N. H., in Feb. 1878, s. of Nicholas 
and Polly. Five children. 

Hi. Anna Jane, b. 29 June 1841 ; d. 27 Oct. 1847. 

iv. Almena (twin), b. 24 Aug. 1844; d. 4 Nov. 1847. 

V. Minerva (twin), b. 24 Aug. 1844; d. 7 July 1847. 

131. SoLANDER W.^ Withington (Jacob, "^ Francis,^ William,^ John,^ 

Philip,^ Richard,^ Henry^), born 22 Aug. 1819, died 14 Sept. 
1874. He married, about 1850, Sarah W. Meech, who died 
in Oct. 1903. 
Child: 
186. i. James Watts,' b. at Muscatine, Iowa, in 1851. 

132. Ephraim Andrews^ Withington (Mather,"^ William,^ William,^ 

John,^ Philip,^ Richard,^ Henry^), of Rockland, Me., was 

born 22 Feb. 1825. He married Dolly Goodhill Miller. 

Children : 

s 1. Benjamin Bates,' b. in 1849. 

ii. Caroline H., b. in 1854. 
iii. Augusta Bates, b. in 1856. 
iv. Dolly Goodhill, b. in 1858. 

V. Julia Miller, b. at Rockland, Me., 16 May 1860; m. 1 Sept. 
, 1885 Oscar E. Blackington. 

133. William^ Withington (William,'^ Elisha,^ William,^ John,^ 

Philip,^ Richard,^ Henry^) was born at Grafton 16 Mar. 
1804. He married first, about 1837, Angelina K. Fitts, 
who died about 1839; and secondly, at Royalston, 9 Apr. 
1840, Abigail R. Fitts. 

Child by first wife : 
1. Melissa R.,^ b. at Royalston in 1837; d. 3 Apr. 1839. 

Child by second wife : 
ii. William A. Herbert, b. at Royalston 4 Apr. 1841. 

134. Ira^ Withington {Benjamin,'' Samuel,^ William,^ Johny^ 

Philip,^ Richard,^ Henry^), born 21 May 1817, died at Lud- 
low, Vt., 3 May 1859. He married, about 1840, Dolly 
BuRNAP, born about 1822, died at Ludlow 24 Apr. 1850, 
aged 28, daughter of Edward and Anna. 

Child: 
1. Charles H.,^ b. about 1841. 

135. John Albert^ Withington {Eli^ Samuel,^ William,^ John,^ 

Philip,^ Richard,^ Henry^) was born at Stow 19 Aug. 1820. 
He married at Stow, 1 June 1843, Elizabeth Wyman 
Tenney, born 1 June 1822, daughter of Daniel and Judith 
(Pillsbury). 



1921] Genealogical Research in England 273 

Children: 

i. Mary Estabrookr,' b. 1 Oct. 1844; m. 15 Mar. 1875 . 

ii. Susan Muzzy, b. 3 June 1846; m. in Nov. 1871 . 

iii. Alhert Eli, b. 20 May 1848. 

iv. PiiEHE Aretiiusa, b. 30 Mar. 1850; m. 11 Aug. 1871 . 

187. V. EbEN F., b. 14 Sept. 1852. 
vi. William L., b. 2 Jan. 1856. 
vii. John Tenney, b. 30 Aug. 1858. 
viii. Oscar Pillshury, b. IS Mar. 1861. 
ix. Sarah A., b. 12 May 1867. 

[To be concluded] 



GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH IN ENGLAND 

Contributed by G. Andrews Moriarty, Jr., A.M., LL.B., of Newport, R. I., 
and communicated by the Committee on English Ilcscarch 

[Continued from page 235] 
Clarke-Cooke {alias CAREWE)-KERRicir 

In this instalment of ''Genealogical Research in England" records 
are p;iven relatinj^ to the Eni^lish ancestry' and connections of Dr. 
John Clarke, the famous settler of Newport, R. I.* 

Dr. John Clarke is one of those persons to whom historical justice 
has never been done. With Rot^cT Williams he ranks among the 
founders of Rhode Island; for, if Williams was the originator of the 
idea upon which that Colony was foimded, it was the calm and 
judicial statesmanship of John Clarke that gave political form and 
stability to that idea. It was due to his skill as a diplomatist while 
he was the agent of the Colony in England that Rhode Island 
escaped political annihilation at the hands of her bitter and vin- 
dictive enemies in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Plymouth; and 
it is to John Clarke that she owes the Charter of 10(33, which has 
been styled the most liberal constitution existing in the world at the 
time of its promulgation, and which formed the fundamental law 
of the Colony and State of Rhode Island down to the 3'ear 1842. 

The paternal ancestry of Dr. John Clarke and his three brothers 
who likewise settled in Newport is revealed by the records contained 
in the family Bible which Dr. Clarke brought from England. This 
Bible, a copy of the Geneva version of 1608, has been handed down 
in the Hne descended from John Clarke, son of the immigrant Joseph 
Clarke and nephew of Dr. John Clarke. The earliest entries in it, 
twenty in number, were made by Thomas Clarke of Westhorpe, co. 
Suffolk, the father of Dr. John Clarke; the next two entries were 
probably made by one of Thomas Clarke's children; and the next 
three entries appear to have been made by Joseph Clarke, youngest 
son of Thomas, who was the only one of the four brothers who came 
to New England who left descendants in this country. Two more 
entries record the deaths of Joseph Clarke and his son John, and 

•The contributor acknowledges his indebtedness to Vincent B. Redstone, Esq., of Woodbridge, 
CO. Suffolk, Eng., for valuable assistance in securing many of the records given in this article. 



274 Genealogical Research in England [Oct. 

the remaining entries relate to members of the family of later gen- 
erations. 

A few extracts from these Bible records were piibhshed in the 
Magazine of Xew England History, vol. 1, pages 202 ei seq. (October, 
1891), and all the records were printed vtrbafi?n in ''The 'Clarke' 
FamiHes of Rhode Island." by the late George Austin !Morrison. Jr., 
pubhshed in Xew York in 1902. From the Bible records and from 
entries fotmd in the parish registers of TVesthorpe. co. Stiffolk. Mr. 
!Morrison VN"as able to trace the paternal ancestry- of Dr. John Clarke 
and his brothers back to John Clarke, their great-grandfather. 

In the first subdivision of this article additional Clarke records, 
recently discovered in England, are given, which confirm the line 
already pubhshed by Mr. ^Morrison, add many details about this 
family and persons presumably related to it, and correct a few errors 
in ]Mr. Morrison's book, notably his statement that John Clarke, 
the earhest known ancestor of the family, was of Westhorpe. These 
newly discovered records show that he hved at Finningham. the 
next parish to Westhorpe on the nonheast, and that his son John 
established himself at Westhorpe after his marriage with Katherine 
Cooke of that parish. In order to bring together aU the known rec- 
ords relating to this Clarke ancestry- in England, the entries in the 
Clarke Bible down to and including the year 1704 are reprinted here, 
and are followed by the other Enghsh records, including the entries 
from the parish registers of Westhorpe. In the second and third sub- 
divisions of the article records relating to the Cooke and Kerrich 
famihes are given, and some of these records estabhsh the English 
ancestrv' of Katherine Cooke, grandmother of Dr. John Clarke and 
his brothers, and of Rose Kerrich, their mother. In each subdivi- 
sion, after the records, a pedigi'ee is given, in which the histon.' of the 
family in England is presented in genealogical form. 

I. Clarke 

Feom the Ct.akkf. Family Beble 

[Entries made by Thomas Clarke] 

John Clarke, my grandfather, was buried 3 : March : 1559. 

John Clarke, my father was baptised 11 : February- 1-541. 

Tomas Clarke, m\' unkle, was baptised 4 : January- : 1.543. 

Katherine Kooke, dafter of John Kooke wa5 baptised the : 12 : of febniary : 

33 year Henr\' S : ano dni 1541. My mother : 
Katherine Kooke. my mother, was buried the : 30 of March : 159S. 
John Clarke, my father, was buried the : 7 April 159S. 
John Clarke, my brother, bom St. Mark's day. baptd i : May : 1569. 
Thomas Clarke, sone of John Clarke, bom aU saints day, baptised 3 : of 

November, ano dni 1570. 
Carewe Clarke, sone of John Clarke : baptised : 17 : August : 1572 : lq the 

: 14 3-ear of the rayne of Queue Elizabeth. 
Xsofor Clarke baptised the 6 : of December ano dmi : 1574 : 
Jhon Clarke : baptised : 17 of March ano dmi : 1577 : 
Margret Clarke : baptised the S : June : 1579 : 
Mery Clarke baptised the 21 : September : 15S1 : 
Margret Clarke, Dafter of Thomas Clarke was bom the first of febniary : 

baptised 19. februarj- 1600 : Sunday nyght. 



1921] Genealogical Research in England 275 

Care we Clarke : my sone : was born the third of february : 1602 : being 
thursday : about fayer daylight : baptised the 17 : february. Collops 
Thursday : 3 day the new moon : singe in pesces. 

Thomas Clarke sone of T : Clarke : baptd the : 31 : st March : 1G05. 

Merie Clarke : baptised : the : 17 July : 1607 : 

John Clarke baptised the : 8 October : 1609 : 

William Clarke : my sone : baptised the : 11 : of february : 1611 : 

Joseph Clarke baptised the : 16 : december : 1618 : borne : 9 : 

[In another handwriting] 

Thomas Clarke, the father of these children departed this life the 29 : of 

July 1627. 
Rose Keridge, his wife dyed the 19 of September, in the yeare of our Lord 

1627. 

[Entries made apparently by Joseph Clarke] 

2 : of the 10 : month : 1674 Thomas Clarke : sonn of Thomas Clarke of 

Wastrup departed this life in nuport on rodiland. 
20 : of the 2 : mo : 1676 : my brother John Clarke : in the night departed 

this life in his owne house in nuport on rodiland. 
Datre Clarke, wife of my Brother Carew Clarke living in ruffum in the conte 

of Suffolk she departed this life : the 13 : of the L 5 : moneth **** in 

the yeerer 1658. 

[Later Entries] 

Mr. Joseph Clarke Deceased the first day of June in the year of our Lord 

one thousand six hundred nintic four. 
John Clarke, the son of Joseph Clarke deceased the 11 day of April in the 

year of our Lord 1704.* 

From Probate Records 

The Will of John Clarke of Finningham [co. Suffolk], yeoman, dated 
26 February 1558/9. To be buried in the churchyard of Finningham. To 
son Thomas Clarke £3. 6s. 8d. To daughters Agnes, Margaryt, Elyn, and 
Johan Clarke £6. 13s. 4d. each, to be paid at marriage or at the age of twenty- 
four years; if any decease prior to this, then their share equally to the daugh- 
ters living. To each daughter a brass pot. To wife Margaret her dwelling 
in the parlor or the chamber over it and the bakehouse, her grist to be ground 
at the mill for life. To son John Clarke the tenement and all my lands both 
free and bond lying in ffiningham, Westhorpe, and Gislingham, to him and 
his heirs male of the body, but he is not to enter until twenty-four years of 
age. If he die without such heirs, then to Thomas in like manner, he to enter 
in like manner, and in default to the heirs of John Clarke. The executors 
are to have the occupancy and profit of such lands and tenements until 
John is twenty-four years of age. To son John a feather bed at twenty-four 
years. The rest of the household goods to wife Margaret. Executors: 
wife Margaret and son Thomas Clarke. Proved 7 May 1559. (Archdea- 
conry of Sudbury [Bury St. Edmunds], Register Sparrowe, 67.) 

. The Will of Robert Clarke of Finningham [co. Suffolk], yeoman, dated 
22 October 1569. To son John Clarke of Finningham. To wife Alice. To 
daughter Julian Sewell £10, and to children of said Julian. To Edward 
Clarke, son of my son Robert Clarke, at twenty-four years. Executors: 
wife Alice and John Sewell, my son. Proved by John Sewell 6 February 
1572 [1572/3]. (Archdeaconry of Sudbury [Bury St. Edmunds], Register 
Lange, 89.) 

*The numerous entries in the Bible subsequent to the year 1704 are omitted in this article, 
but may be found in Morrison's The "Clarke" Families. 

VOL. LXXV. 18 



276 Genealogical Research in England [Oct. 

The Will of John Clarke of ffinyngham [co. SuiYolk], weaver, dated 12 
March 1587 [1587/8]. My house where I now dwell and twenty acres and 
the land I bought in the field called Milfeld. To daughter Margaret Clarke. 
To Richard Humfreye, my son. To wife Margaret. To my grandchild 
Margaret Humfrye at twenty-one years. To Richard Humfrey and his 
sons and daughters begotten on the body of Mary, my daughter, his wife. 
To daughter Margaret and wife Margaret. Executors: William Browne 
of Finingham and Robert Keble of Sto^^Tnarket. Witnesses: Edward Clarke 
and Robert Coxer. Proved 6 June 1588. (Archdeaconry of Sudbury [Bury 
St. Edmunds], Register Goddarde, 24.) 

From the Transcripts of the Parish Registers of Finningham, 

CO. Suffolk 

Baptisms 

1574 Thomas Clarke son of Thomas 9 January [1574/5]. 

1576 Mary Clarke daughter of Thomas and Dorothy 3 April. 

1577 Jone Clarke daughter of John and Catherine 17 March [1577/8]. 

1578 Thomas Clarke son of Thomas and Dorothy 16 August. 

1579 Margaret Clarke daughter of John and Katherine 8 June. 
1581 Mary Clarke daughter of John and Katherine 21 September. 
1588 John Clarke son of IMward and Ahce 14 April. 

1598 John Clarke son of John 2 April. 

1599 John Clarke son of John 1 Aj)ril. 

1599 William Clarke son of John 1 1 November. 
1608 Lawrence Clarke son of John 30 April. 
1608 Joseph Clarke son of John 1 May. 

Marriage 

1608 George Clarke and Ehzabeth Whigtinge 6 November. 

Burials 

1567 Elizabeth Clarke ^vife of Robert 10 December. 

1572 Robert Clarke 28 September. 

1573 Joan Clarke daughter of Thomas and D(jrothy 24 January [1573/4]. 

1574 Thomas Clarke son of Thomas 11 January [1574/5]. 
1587 John Clarke 18 March [15^7/8]. 

1598 Katherine Clarke wife of John 30 March. 
1598 John Clarke 8 April. 

Miscellaiieoiis 
1566 Robert Clarke churchwarden of Finningham. 

From the Parish Registers of Rougham, co. Suffolk 
1658 Dorothie wife of Carewe Clarke buried 15 June. 

From the Parish Registers of Westhorpe, co. Suffolk 

Baptisms 

1540 Robert Clarke son of John Clarke 8 September. 

1544 Edward Clarke son of Thomas 1 September. 

1572 Carew Clarke son of John 17 August. 

1574 Christopher Clarke son of John 6 December. 

1581 Arin Clarke daughter of John Clarke 28 January [1581/2]. 

1582 Ahce Clarke daughter of Richard Clarke 7 December. 

1583 Mary Clarke daughter of Richard Clarke 2 February [1583/4]. 
1585 Thomas Clarke son of John 20 May. 

1585 Richard Clarke son of Richard 8 February [1585/6]. 



VJ'2\] OtnealOQical Research in England 277 

I'S? Susan ("' ' • rof Rirhard 7J;'.' " -7/8]. 

!.".^') Afirvc < . .^ - r of J(jhn Chirko 1 1 V, : ...uer.* 

1 . ' I ilx»th Clarke dauKhtor of Richard 2 November. 

1 ViJ ilii)rnjis C'lnrko son of .lolin 20 < i ' -. 

I ' ' { M;ir^;:in't ( 'l:irko diiuKhtor of Ui Ji June. 

1 '7 Martha Clarke daughtor of Richard 23 October. 

10U5 Thomas Clarke w)n of T\ M March. 

inn? Mario ('lark daughtor of i ;a 20 July. 

I > Margaret Clark daughter of Thomas 12 October. 

I ' ^ ( ■■ ■ ,. Hon of Thomas S ()rtol)or. 

i'jii \\ -;.. ' ..irke 10 February [nUl 121. 

1618 Joseph Clarke son of Thomjw 10 December. 

Marriages 
IftfM John Clarke and Katherine Cooke 12 October. 
lOUl lOdward Crowde and Ann Clarke 13 May. 

RuriaU 

l.'iS2 Alice Clarke dauRhtrr of Richard S December. 

ir)SS Thomas Clarke son of John 10 May. 

l')!M Audrvf riarko <l.'i ')f John 6 November. 

l.V.M JohrrClarkey \h 

1021 Jullian wife of Richard Clarke 20 August. 

1027 Thomas ('] » July. 

1()27 H(»>«' Clarki - . ^ pti'mbcr. 

1G32 Margaret Clarke, widow, 25 November. 

From Ijvt SuBStDiis por co. Suffolk} 

ir> Henry VIII [1523-4]. 

Finniiif^ham. John Clarke in lands £2. 

37 Ilonry VIII (1.545-61. 

Kinninj;ham. Jo' '^ ^^ rke for pxxLs 12d. 

R' larke for grxxls 3s. 4d. 

Wyvcrstone. Thomas Clarke for lands 2s. Sd. 

Second payment of the same subsidy. 

Cotton. Roix^rt Clarke in lands 2d. 

Finningham. John Clarke in goods 10s. 

Rol>ert Clarke in lands 2s. Sd. 
\Vyvorst<inc. Thoma^s Clarke in lands 2s. Id. 

5 Elizabeth (i:)02-31. 

Finningliam. Richard Clarke in lands [of the yearly 

value of) £2 [tax] 2s. Sd. 
Margaret Clarke, widow, in lands [of the 
yearly value of] £4 [tax] 10s. Sd. 

8 Elizabeth 11.')0:>-C]. 

Finningham. Mar^a^ct Clarke, widow, in lands [of the 

yearly value of) 22s. [tax] 16d. 
John Clarke in lands [of the yearly value 

of] £5 [tax] 7s. Sd. 
Rolx'rt Clarke in lands [of the yearly 
value of] £1 [tax] Is. 4d. 

IS Elizabeth [1575-6]. 

Eye. John Clarke in goods [valued at] £3 [tax] 

5s. 

•This entry has he^n taken from the tranerript* of the pariah registers of We«thorp«. 
tAtlryo. in the transcripts of the Woithori>e r«sist«rs. 
JPreeerved in the Public Record OfBc«, London. 



278 Genealogical Research in England [Oct. 

Finningham. Thomas Clarke in lands [of the yearlj^ 

value of] £5 [tax] ISs. 4d. 
Margaret Clarke, ^^^dow, in lands [of the 

yearly value of] 20s. [tax] 2s. 8d. 
John Clarke in lands [of the yearly value 
of] 20s. [tax] 2s. 8d. 
Westhorpe. John Clarke in lands [of the yearly value 

of] £5 [tax] 13s. 8d. 

39 Elizabeth [1596-7] (182/424). 

Eye. Robert Clarke in lands [of the yearly 

value of] 20s. [tax] 4d. 
Finningham. Carewe Clarke in goods [valued at] 40s. 

[tax] 8d. 
John and Christopher Clarke in lands [of 
the yearly value of] £4 [tax] 16d. 

39 Elizabeth [1596-7] (182/430). 

Finningham. John Clarke in lands [of the yearly value 

of] 40s. [tax] 8d. 
Christopher Clarke in lands [of the yearly 

value of] 40s. [tax] 8d. 
Carewe Clarke in lands [of the yearly 
value of] 40s. [tax] 8d. 
Wyverstone. Thomas Clarke in goods [valued at] 20s. 

[tax] 4d. 

From Feet of Fines* 

Final Concord between Thomas Talbott, querent, and Richard Ramsey 
[?] and wife Joan, Thomas Clerke and wife Dorothea, WilHam Browne 
and wife Elizabeth, Edmund Browne, and Andrew Johge and wife Mary, 
deforciants, of one messuage, two gardens, four acres of land, six acres of 
meadow, and twelve acres of pasture in Fynigngham and Gislyngham. 
Quitclaim from Richard et al. for themselves and their heirs to Thomas and 
his heirs. Warrant}^ from Richard et at. to Thomas and his heirs against 
themselves and the heirs of William. Thomas Talbott paid £80. (Feet 
of Fines, Suffolk, Michaelmas Term, 23 and 24 Ehzabeth [1581].) 

From some of the foregoing records and from certain American 
authorities cited below the following pedigree has been compiled. 

1. John Clarke, of Finningham, co. Suffolk, the testator of 
1558/9, was born probably about 1503, and was buried 3 Mar. 1559. 

He married Margaret , who was taxed, with her son John, 

at Finningham in the subsidy of 1565-6. 

He was taxed at Finningham in the suKsidy of 1523^, and held 
lands in Westhorpe, Finningham, and GisHngham, co. Suffolk. 

Children:! 

i. Agnes, b. after 1534. 

ii. Margaret, b. after 1534. 

iii. Ellen, b. after 1534. 

iv. Joan, b. after 1534. 

2. v. John, bapt. 11 Feb. 1541/2. 

vi. Thomas, bapt. 4 Jan. 1543/4. He is apparently the Thomas Clarke 

who resided in Finningham, m. Dorothy , and had: 1. 

*Preserved in the Public Record Office. London. 

tA Robert Clarke, son of John Clarke, was baptized at Westhorpe 8 Sept. 1540; but his father 
was probably not the John Clarke of Finningham with whom this pedigree begins. 



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Joan, bur. 24 Jan. 1573/4. 2. ThomoJi, bapt. 9 Jan. 1574/5; J)ur. 
11 .Inn. 1574/5. 3. Mary, bapt. 3 Apr. 1570. 4. Thomas, bapt. 
10 .\u^,^ 1578. 

2. John C l.vkkk {John), of FinninKhain and Westhorj)e, co. Suf- 
folk, l)ai)tiz('(l 11 Feb. 1541/2, wa.s buried at Finnin^^ham 7 or 
8 Apr.* 1598. He married at Westhorpo, 12 Oct. 1567, K.\th- 
KUINK (V)()Ki:, bai)tiz('(l at \Vesthorjx» 12 Fel). 1.>I0/1, buried 
at Finruii^^hani 3U Mar. 1598, dauj^hter of John and Alice 
(Carter), t 

He appears to have re.^ided in both pari.shes, and principally 
in Wc.sthorpe after the death of his father-in-law, John Cooke 
alias Carew of Wolliorpc, wliich occurred after 15t)5-<j and 
probably before 1576. In the subsidy of 15(>.>-6 he was taxed 
with his mother, Margaret, in Finningham. 

Children: 

i. John, b. 25 .\i)r. and bapt. 1 May 1569, was possibly the John Clarke 
who wa.s ri'.MidinK at tinninKbain m PKJS. 
3. ii. Thoma.s, b. 1 Nov. and \m\A. 3 .Nov. 1570. 
iii. Cakkw, bapt. at \\cf<th<)riM« 17 Aiii;. 1572. 
iv. ('HUi.sToniKH, bapt. Jit WcsthoriM- •! Dim*. 1574. 
V. Joan, bapt. at Finninnhani 17 .Mar. 1577/S. 
vi. MAK(iAUETf bapt. at rmninnbani S Juno 1579. 
vii. Mahy, bapt. at Finninghani 21 Sc>pt. 1581. 

'6. Tno.MAs Cl.\hkk (John, John), of Westhorfx*, co. SutTolk, born 
1 Nov. and bajitized Ii Nov. 1570. died 21) July and was buried 
at Westhorpi* 30 July l<i27. He married at Saxsted. co. SutTolk, 
l.'i May 1000, Kosk Kkkkich, baptizcil at Saxst. 1 13 -\pr. 
1572. died 19 Sept. and buried at Westhorix^ 20 Sept. 1627, 
dau^ihter of William and Margery of Sa.xsted.J 
Children: 

i. Mahgaket, b. 1 Feb. and bapt. 19 Feb. lOOO/l; d. young. 

ii. Cauew, b. 3 Fob. and bapt. 17 PVb. 1602/3; d. a.p. at Newport, R. I., 

uftiT 13 Jun(» Wu\); m. Dohothy , who d. 13 Juno and wa.s 

bur. at Uoujihani, co. Suffolk, 15 June 1658. Ue emiKratod to New 
England and s<.'ttled at Newport. 

iii. Tn()M.\8, ba|)t. at Westhorjw 31 .Mar. 1605; d. ».p. at Nev^-port, R. I., 

2 Dec. lt)74; ni. Jank . He emigrated to New England, 

and settled at Newport in 16.'iS. 

iv. Maky, bapt. at \Vosthor|H) 26 July§ 1607; said to have m. 

Peckham of Newport, R. I. 

V. Mar(}auet, bapt. at Westhoriw 12 Oct. 1608; m. Nicholas Wyeth, 
who emigrated to New England and settled at Caml)ridge, Mass. 

vi. Dk. Joh.n, bapt. at Westhorj^e 8 Oct. 1600; d. at Newport, R. I., 20 
Apr. 1676; ni. (1) Elizabeth Hauius.'j dau. of John, lord of the 
manor of Wrestlingworth, co, Bedford; m. (2) 1 Feb. 1671 Jane 
Fletcher, widow, who d. 19 Apr. 1672; m. (3) Sarah Davis, who 
d. about 1692, widow of Nichohis Davis of Barnstable in the Plym- 
outh Colony. He emigrated to New England in Nov. 1637, and 
upon his arrival joined the Hutchinson party in the settlement of 

*7 Apr., according to the Bible record; 8 Apr., according to the transcripts of the Finningham 
registers. 

tCf. infra. Cooke pediKrco, 3. 

JCf. infra, Kerrich pedigree. 9. 

517 July, according to the Bible record. 

I Her n.anie is given incorrectly as Elisabeth Ilarges in Savage's Genealogical Dictionarj' of 
New Kngland. .•Vustin's GenealoKical Dictionary of Rhode Island, and Morrison's The "Clarke" 
Families of Rhode Island. Cf. The Victoria County History, Bedfordshire. 



280 Genealogical Research in England [Oct. 

^ Rhode Island. He was long one of the chief persons in the affairs 

of that Colony, was pastor of the First Baptist Church at Newport, 
was agent of the Colony in England, 1651-1663, being instrumental 
in procuring the Colonial charter in the latter year, and after his 
return to Newport was deputy governor of Rhode Island, 1669- 
1672. While in England he practised his profession as a physician, 
and published two books, ''A Concordance of the Holy Scriptures 
and "111 News from New England." Tradition says that Dr. 
Clarke was educated at Leyden, but this has not been verified.* 

vii. William, bapt. at Westhorpe 16 Feb.f 1611/12. He was the only 
member of the family who remained in England. 

viii. Joseph, b. 9 Dec. and bapt. at Westhorpe 16 Dec. 1618; d. 1 June 

1694; m. (1) ; m. (2) Margaret , who d. in 1694. 

He emigrated to Rhode Island in 1638 and resided in Newport and 
Westerly. He was a large landowner, an assistant in 1658 and 
several later years, and a deputy, 1668-1672 and 1690. He was the 
only member of the family who left issue in New England, and from 
him descends the greater part of the Clarke family living in the Nar- 
ragansett country. Ten children. 

II. Cooke {alias Carewe) 

From Probate Records 

The Will of Thomas Cooke, of Cotton [co. Suffolk], dated 9 October 
1471. To Bacton church 3s. 4d. To the new roof for the church at Cotton 
a close in Cotton called Garlekin's, on condition no man claims entry into 
Clarys close in Cotton. To the friars of Babwell for the souls of Thomas 
Cooke and his wife Matilda for a trental. To the churches at Mendlesham, 
Wj^erston, Henley, Ixworth, and Nether Bykelynghall 3s. 4d. To my wife 
Margaret all my lands in Cotton and Bacton for life, together with four 
horses, twenty sheep, and all the household utensils, and upon her death 
the said lands are to be sold. My son John Cooke is to have the option on 
the lands at a price to be fixed by Richard Thurburne, Thomas Kyrr, and 
William Stebbing of Cotton. For an obit for my soul, my wife's soul, and 
my sons' souls. Executors: John Cook and Robert Gooche, and to each 
of them 2d. Witnesses: Richard Thurburne,* John Blake, and Thomas 
Kyrr. Proved 28 December 1472. (Archdeaconry of Sudbury [Bury St. 
Edmunds], book 2, fo. 545.) 

The Will of Thomas Carter, of Westhorpe [co. Suffolk], dated 10 March 
1522 [1522/3] and proved 23 March 1522 [1522/3], was witnessed by Hum- 
frey Carow. (Archdeaconry of Sudbury [Bury St. Edmunds], book 9, fo. 73.) 

Administration on the goods of Thomas Cooeje was granted 20 November 
1561 to Joan Cooke. 

The Will of William Cooke alias Carew, of Cotton [co. Suffolk], Gentle- 
man, dated 1 August 1572. My lands in the parishes of Cotton and Mendle- 
sham and my other lands in Suffolk to my wife Elizabeth for life, with re- 
mainder in tail male to my eldest son, George, remainder in tail male to my 
second son, Ambrose, remainder in tail male to my third son, Peter, remainder 
in tail male to my fourth son, Gerard, remainder in tail male to my youngest 
son, Thomas, and remainder to the right heirs of William Cooke. To Thomas 
Cromer, my wife's brother, and to my godson William Preston. Thomas 
Cromer to be the governor of my sons, if my wife Elizabeth die, until they 
reach the age of twenty-four years. If Thomas Cromer die, then my kins- 
man Lionell Morse of Hoxne is to have the same charge. My lease of Wyvers- 

*Cf. Austin's Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island and Morrison's The "Clarke" Families, 
til Feb., according to the Bible record. 



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ton and of Ptircar's Close in Westhorpe. Mention of George Bridyng, John 
Thornton, and Thonnas Hume. Executrix: niy wife Elizabeth. Proved 8 
November 1572. (P. C. C, Draper, 35.) 

From the Parish Registers of Cotton, go. Suffolk 

1561 Robert Catchpolle and Joan, late wife of Thomas Cook, married 22 

December. 
1604 Ann Cook baptized 22 August. 

From the Parish Registers of Westhorpe, go. Suffolk 

Baptisms 

1540 Katherine daughter of John Cook 12 Febniary [1540/1]. 

154.3 Joane daughter of John Cook 22 Augu>t. 

1546 Mary daughter of John Cook 21 January [1546/7]. 

1552 William son of John Cook 26 September. 

1553 John son of John Cook 26 January [1553 A]. 

1561 John son of Thomas Raynberd 12 February ['1561/2].* 

Marriages 

1540 John Carrowe, son of Humfrey, and the daughter of John Carter 8 

May. 
1553 Robert Willett and Alice Cooke 12 October. 
15()4 Nicholas Preston and Joane Cooke 26 September. 
15()7 John Clarke and Katherine Cooke 12 October. 
1569 Robert Poolam and Mary Cooke 31 May. 

Ihirials 

1552 William son of John Cooke 23 October. 
1559 John son of John Cooke 13 August. 

From the Corpor.\tiox Records of Ipswich, go. Suffolk 

From the Apprentice Book 

17 ]\Tarch, 1 Edward VI [1547/8]. John Cook, son of Robert Cook of Pal- 
grave, bound to Margaret Moyes, widow, of Ipswich, to learn the art 
and mystery of a shoemaker. 

19 January, 5 1 Edward VI [1551/2]. Humphrey Aston, of Ipswich, laborer, 
to serve John Carew, shoemaker. 

From the Roll of Free Burgesses 

9 December, 23 Elizabeth [1580]. William Carewe alias Cook, son of 
John Cook alias Carewe, seven years apprentice to father. 

3 May, 27 Elizabeth [15S5]. John Carew alias Cooke apprentice of John 

Cook alias Carew, his father; son John Coke. 

30 April, 33 Ehzabeth [1591]. Giles Mitchell, son of Thomas, shoemaker, 
late apprentice to William Cooke alias Carewe for seven years; no sons 
and no apprentices. 

Godfrey Mitchell, son of Thomas, appren- 
ticed to John Coke cdias Caroe, shoemaker, for seven years; no sons and 
no apprentices. 

S September, 44 Elizabeth [1602]. Thomas Cutting apprenticed to William 
Carewe alias Coke for seven years; no sons and no apprentices. 

4 October, 6 James I [160S]. John Carewe alias Cooke, son of William 

Cooke, shoemaker; father; no sons and no apprentices. 
22 October, 11 Charles I [1635]. William Herrich apprentice to William 

•This entry has been taken from the transcripts of the parish registers of Westhorpe. 



282 Genealogical Research in England [Oct. 

Carewe alias Cooke for seven years, served six years and three quar- 
ters; no sons and no apprentices. 

Frojn the Tax Lists 

6 September, 22 Elizabeth [1580]. Tax in Ipswich for local purposes. 
Parish of St. Lawrence. John Carewe alias Cooke 2s. 

From Ipswich Court Book 

15 September, 27 Ehzabeth [1585]. Suit by Thomas Mulliner against 
William Carewe alias Cooke, of Ipswich, shoemaker. 

From Ipswich Fines 

15 September, 11 Elizabeth [1569]. John Carewe alias Cooke, of Ipswich, 
shoemaker, and \^dfe Elizabeth, querents, v. Christopher Lawrence and wife 
Margaret, deforciants. Tenement in St. Matthew's Parish, Ipswich. 

From the Court Roll of Cotton Manor, co. Suffolk* 

8 Edward IV [1468-9]. Thomas Reynberd. 

13 Edward IV [1473^]. Thomas Cook, deceased; widow Margaret. 

17 Edward IV [1477-8]. John Cooke and Robert Gooche executors of the 

will of Thomas Cooke. 
20 Edward IV [1480-1]. Nicholas Reynberds. 

32 Henry VIII [1540-1]. Robert Catchpole and wife Margaret. 

33 Henry VIII [1541-2]. Wymond Carewe. 

2 Edward VI [1548-9]. Homages: Thomas Carewe, Robert Catchpole. 

John Wetherbee died leaving wife Thomasine and daughter Agnes, 

wife of Nicholas Clarke. Thomas Carewe, steward of the manor, 

mentioned on the Saturday after the Feast of St. Simon and St. Jude 

^ [154S].t 

8 Ehzabeth [1565-6]. Margaret Catchpole, widow, deceased; son Robert 
Catchpole. 

From the Survey of Cotton Manor, co. Suffolk, 1576 

[Lands held by William Cooke.] 

5 acres called Horset meadow, next to John Frier and Richard Fayer- 

weather. 
An enclosed parcel called Champenes, in the wood called La Hawte 

Abbot, near Brandcroft, in the tenure of William Ilarte. 
Long close next Consez, now in the tenure of Robert Rose, and the 

enclosure called Short Cooks. 
The enclosure of Brandcroft. 
A pasture between Brandcroft and Chape^ms. 
Freeland in the tenure of William Cooke. 
Lands lying in La Hawte wood. 
Two pieces of land called Short Cookes and Long Cookes, and a piece 

of land called Crete Cooks. 
[Also other lands, of which the descriptions have not been copied.] 

From Lay Subsidies for co. Suffolk^ 

15 Henry VIII [1523-4]. 

Mellis. John Cooke, Rob. Bettes, and Rob. 

Prumme. 
Thorpe-Morieux. Thomas Cooke and four others 4s. 

•Preserved in the Library of the Suffolk Archaeological Society, Bury St. Edmunds. 
tThe Feast of St. Simon and St. Jude falls on 28 October. 
JPreserved in the Public Record OflBce, London. 



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288 



\V;i! li.irn. 
W i-.-Lliurpc. 

Wybrcd cum Wcthcrshall. 



7 Ilonry VIII I1M5-C). 
iiacton. 

I'adiiiKham. 
(^)tt<)n. 
Thornham. 
Wcsthnrjx*. 
Wyvcrstonc 
Second [myincnt of fl;« nrTic 
C<)tU)n. 
FinniriKham. 
Westhorixj. 



Tlionias CfMikc in 



£1 (tax) 4s. 



Hunifrcv Carcw in good^i (valued nt! £\'.\ 

(tax) Gs. Sd. 
'riioinn.s ('(M.k, William \Vf>odh<>u> m 

wiiKCs £1. tj.s. sd. (taxj Is. 4d. 
Williani ('(K)ke and nine others £10. 
Hichard Cniwe, John Shj-mmyng, and 

Robert Cook. 

Kr)l>c»rt Hcvnlnrd for lands lOd. 
^' ' " ' 'rrd fnrgooda 6e. 4d. 

fur lands 20d. 
Uoberl C atchpolc for lands 28. 8d. 

T ♦ ' V.i'Vr f.,rlan(i.M 2d. 

II . , :.. ('«K)k fur lands lOd. 

Thoma^s VVillct for goods 3s. 4d. 

.1, :,),. 

KoUTt Catchpcjll for lands 2b. 8d. 
Nicholas Preston for lands 20d. 
Hurnnhrey Coke and John Coke for goods 

I.mI. 



2 and 3 Kdward VI [154S-1550|. 

Cotton. Kol>ert Katchpoll 12d. 

, 6EliznlH'th (1502-31. 
Cotton. 



Westhorix?. 

8Klizal)cth (156r>-(51. 
Cotton. 



Ipswich (Westward). 
Westhorpe. 

Wybrcd. 

18 Flizabclh [lo7")-G]. 
Eye. 



Westhorpe. 

34 Elizabeth (1591-2). 
Westhorjie. 



Margaret Catchp)Il for lands 3ii. 8d. 

Catch|x)ll for lands 4s. 6d. 

f ■ KX)I for goods 4s. 5d. 

L ; .... 

William Cooke, gentleman. 

John Catchpoole in goods [valued at] £3 

[taxj 28. 6d. 
John Carewe alia.% Cooke in lands (of the 

yearly value of) £1 (tax) Is. 4d. 
John CVH)kc in gtHxls (valued at] £IS (tax) 

158. 

Robert Willct in lands [of the yearly value 

of) £1 [tax) Is. 4d. 
Thomas Cook in lands (of the vearly value 

of) £1 (tax) Is. 4d. 

Robert Catchpole in goods [valued at) £4 

(tax) 5s. 
William Cooke in lands (of the yearly 

value of) £3 (tax) 8s. 
Thomas Cooke in lands (of the yearly 

value of] 40s. (tax) 5s. 8d. 



Robert Willctt in goods [valued at] 40s. 
(tax) 2s. Sd. 

39 Elizabeth [159G-7] (182/424). 

Finningham. Humphrv Carter in goods [valued at] £3 

(taxj 8d. 
Westhorpe. Robert Wylctt in lands (of the yearly 

value of] £G [tax] Sd. 



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39 Elizabeth [1596-7] (182/430). 

rinningham. Humfrie Carter in goods [valued at] £A 

[tax] 10s. 8d. 

From Chancery Proceedings* 

20 February 1587 [1587/8]. To Sir Thomas Bromley, Chancellor. 

Complaint of Nicholas Rainberd of Thetford that Thomas Cooke was 
lately lawfully seised of three closes, thirtj^-five acres, of copyhold lands in 
the manor of Coniers in Finningham, near a close called Doffehouse close, 
between the customary lands of the manor late in the tenure of William 
BrowTie and a way called Longway on the west, and on the customary lands 
of the manor to the south, and northerly on Finningham Hall woods and the 
lands late in the tenure of William Freman. About the first of last Septem- 
ber Thomas Cook surrendered said lands to the lady of the manor by the 
hand of John Clarke the j^ounger, a customary tenant of the manor, in the 
presence of Edmund Browne, also a customary tenant, to the use of your 
orator, who was admitted thereto. While Thomas Cooke held the lands 
one Osbonde pretended title thereto, and Thomas Cook, being desirous of 
assurance of his title by learned counsel, delivered copies of the same to one 
Richard Mulliner, the former occupier of the premises, to show them to 
some one learned in the law to ha\e their judgment thereon. Among the 
copies was one of a proclamation made in the manor court about the time 
the premises came into the hands of Thomas Cook, which is most essential 
to perfecting the title of Thomas Cook, from whom your orator derives title. 
Mulliner took the papers to Mr. Rivet and Mr. Thurston, two gentlemen of 
great learning, dwelling in the County of Suffolk. It was their opinion that 
Thomas Cooke's title was good b}' virtue of the proclamation. Richard 
Mulliner has detained the said copies and has refused to deliver them to 
Thomas Cooke or your orator, although he has been requested diverse times 
in most friendh^ manner thereto. Your orator thinks that Richard Mullyner 
has delivered the copies to some person or persons for an unkno^Mi purpose, 
and .your orator, although he has searched the rolls of the manor court, can- 
not find any extant copy of the proclamation, and he cannot get any warranty 
of his title unless Richard Mullyner be made to deliver up the copies, and 
he prays for a writ of subpoena. 

Answer of the defendant. Richard Mulliner. He acknowledges that the 
complainant is lawfully seised of the copyholds. About fourteen years ago 
one Osbond and one Watle.y pretended title to the closes in question, then 
in the occupation of the defendant, and the latter, seeing that he should be 
disturbed in his occupation of the closes, resorted to Sir Ambrose Jermyn, 
Kt., whose servant Thomas Cooke then was, and made said Sir Ambrose 
privy of the claim, and desired his good advice for the preservation of the 
customary inheritance of Thomas Cooke which he then had, as Sir Ambrose 
had the custody of Thomas Cooke, being his servant and of his house and 
oftentimes not able to govern himself. Sir Ambrose asked the defendant 
to take some learned ad^•ice touching the state and interest of the said Cook 
and of the closes, and the said Cooke, coming afterwards to the house of the 
defendant at Westhorpe, left a copy of the court roll of Conyers manor, 
which testified that Cook had been admitted tenant of the said closes accord- 
ing to the custom of the manor, together \\dth a proclamation, the contents 
of which the defendant, being unlearned, knoweth not, and on the advice 
of Sir Ambrose Jermjm he took the copies to Mr. Thurston, who gave his 
opinion that the title of Thomas Cook was good. Afterwards Osbond and 
Watlyn began their suit, and the defendant delivered said court roll to 
Thomas Cook, who since then has showed it to divers persons, and, the said 

♦Preserved in the Public Record Office, London. 



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Cooke rcpairinp; often to the defendant's house, he again received the copies, 
and kept them until one Sir Koliert Jermyn, Kt., beinp on l)ehalf of t' - --d 
Cooke, his servant, al>oiit three (juarters of a year ago at a court of i - 

manor before the complainant had any interest in the premises to the de- 
fendant's knowledge. ufK)n a controversy ari -^ ^ - ** ' * ' ' - - -,- 
ises hetwecn riiornas ( ooke and one (leorij' t 
to send hirn a copy of the said court roll that he (Sir kobertj might \je ad- 
vised by learned counsel what defei ; ' ' , ' ' ' },ft|f of Thomas 
Cooke against Clcorg(» Cooke, and th« i to be a si)eciid 
good master to Thoma.s Cooke, who wsf* then in lunecie or such like dLs- 
ti as he is often. (!• ' ' *' pies t«' '' bert, s' ' ' *' »• 
(!• iit has had no kno\- Heai vsthat i 

r the complainant or any other has demanded delivery of the copies. 
(.Chancery Troceedings, Elizabeth, R. 6/33.) 

To Chri>topher Ilatton. Kniirht, T>ord CI r of England. * 

Nicholas Haynhkhdk of Tlutford, co. >..... ... ^s^c\, your orator, b"T.iMv 

represents that, whereas one William Cooke, late of Cotton, co. 
gentleman, deceased, was in life seised in his dcmcM fee of certain nt-e- 

holds and tcnemcnt.s in ^^'' '^"' ^'.-I t* tha..^ .v...; also seise<l in his 

deriK'sne as of fee of one < . I)aw««s and of one tenement 
wiLsted called HoundiHMi.st^ in W t-iiu»r|H', U-nig « d lands and tene- 
ments holden of the manor of \\. 'i • ' • <i in *- ' ''^ 

as of f«H* of clo-«cs containing thn 

a <1" (• <Mll<'d 1 >otTchouse dose In-tween ar>' land of llie manor uf 

Cony(i> in lluiingham, late in the tenui< <i »> ■ • ^'- ■• • ' • ■•• 

way called Longway on the west, and on the ea 

lands of Conyers manor and on the south, and on I mg on 

ham wood and late in the tenure of Willi ' i . . 

monly holden by copy of the manor of : 1 

lie himself, by reason of an office which he held in the C^ueen Majesty's 
cellar being very seldom in the county, dealt with one Th' ^ ' ' i .— 
his natural brother and dwelling near where the said lai 
did lie, for the stalling of all the said premises to the said Ihomas C< 
and -aid William Cooke, in e ' '' ' ' * * ' ijaid i>y 

Thoma> r»)(»ke, his brother, i m-II to 

Thomas Cooke, his heirs and assigns, as well the aforesaid freeholds, with 
ajipurtenances. as also all and s' ' >'■ foresaid c«" ' ' ' ' ' -1 
tenement>, with a|)j)urtenanccs, a' lam and 1 1 ;■; 

near to said freehold premises and being in sight thereof, William Cook 
willed his brother Thomas to g(» ' ' ' > iX)SSCssion of said ' ' '1 

premises, and [said Thomas] did ._ . . . ii the assent of said \ i, 

enter into all and singular tlie said copyholds, lands, and profits, but after- 
wartls William Cooke, as it should seem, refX'nted himself of that which he 
had done, and, being desirous to have again the aforesaid lands and tene- 
ments, refused to make any assurance unto his brother Thomas, according 
to his bargain and sale, albeit that Thomas did divers times in most friendly 
manner retiuire him thereunto, and yet he suffered Thomas Cook to take 
the profits thereof, but in the end Thomas Cook, seeing that he could not 
persuade his brother to make him any a>surance of said premises and fear- 
ing lest delay might be dangerous unto him, labored that the bargain and 
sale touching the said frtn^hold and copyhold premises might be presented 
at the several courts of the manor whereof the said copyholds were holden, 
and accordingly the bargain and sale was found and presented by the hom- 
ages of the said manors, and at the same time one John Cook, natural 
brother to William and Thomas Cook, being one of both said homages, 

•Sir Christopher Hatton was Lord Chancellor from 29 Apr. 1587 to 20 Nov. 1591. 



286 Genealogical Research in England [Oct.- 

labored to have said bargain and sale presented, for that he was present at 
the time of the making of said bargain and sale and \Wtnessed thereunto. 
Whereupon the lords and stewards of the said manors, perceiving the hard 
dealing of William Cooke and being willing to do right to Thomas Cook at 
said several manors, caused three several proclamations to be made at the 
several courts, to the end that, if William Cook or any other person could 
make any title or claim to the said copyhold premises or show any cause 
why Thomas Cook should not be admitted thereunto, he might then come 
in and say for himself, and, that all occasion for quarrel and evil speech 
might be taken from William Cooke, the baililTs of said manor, for that 
William Cooke was not dwelling therein, ditl give him notice of said proclama- 
tion, but William Cook, having notice for himself, came not uix)n said proc- 
lamation, and thereupon the lady of the said manor caused the said lands 
and tenements to be seized into her hands, which being done they awarded 
several processes in the nature of a scire facias directed to Wijliam Cook, 
to know what he could alloKC why Thomas Cook should not be admitted to 
said copyhold, notice of which process came to the ears of William Cook, 
and yet he did not answer thereto, nor did any whit withstand aforesaid 
proceedings. So the lady seized the customary lands, and after, u|X)n the 
humble suit of the said Thomas, admitted the said Thomas to the said ropy- 
hold lands and tenements according to the customs of the manor, and there- 
upon Thomas C(K)k made fealty for the same, by force whereof the said 
Thomas was admitted to the aforesiiid copyhold lands and tenements and 
was lawfully seised in his demesne as of fee according to the custom of the 
manor, and received the profits for the lifetime of William Cook, which was 
sixteen years or thereabouts, and took it to his own use. and divers times the 
said Thomas jx^rsuaded his l)rother William to make him further assurance 
of said freehold lands and tenements, and loath he was, being his natural 
brother, by suit to romi)el liim thereunto, and .so, before any further assur- 
ance of said freehold premises was made to Thoniiis Cook, \\ illiam Cook 
died, after whose decease Thomas Cook did continue in possession of all 
the premises for thirteen or fourteen years together without trouble or claim 
by or under the said William Cook, and, Thomas Cooke having i)eaceably 
held |X).ssession for thirteen years and now grown old and having no child 
of his own, his mind and full determination was to leave the same unto 
your orator, being his sister's son, and the said Thomas Cook, on the first 
day of September last past, of his own volition, in g(K)d health and memory, 
came into the dwelling house of H()l>ert Mully of Pharisfield, co. Norfolk, 
whose daughter your orator had t^iken to wife and never had any marriage 
portion of the said Robert Mully, her father, and the said Thomas Cook, 
before he would grant the lands to your orator, retjuired Robert Mully to 
bestow some portion u{xjn your orator and his wife, and it was agreed between 
Robert Mully and Thomas C^oke that, if Thomas Cook would convey unto 
your orator and his heirs all the lands and tenements aforesaid, he, Robert 
Mully, would convey unto your orator and ITizabeth, his wife, and to their 
heirs all the tenements which he, Robert Mully, lately purchased of Thomas 
Brewster, son of Henry Brewster, of Pharisfield, co. Norfolk, late deceased, 
said tenements lying in Pharisfield, and he, Robert Mully, would discharge 
your orator and his wife of the money due him and unpaid for po.ssession 
of the tenements in Pharisfield, nevertheless your orator and Elizabeth 
tis wife, were not to enter the Pharisfield lands until after the decease of 
the said Robert Mully and one Brewster, widow, late the wife of 

Henry Brewster, deceased, and it was then agreed between Robert Mully 
and Thomas Cook that Robert Mully should truly pay to Thomas Cooke 
for life £10 to his maintenance and keeping, aijd Thomas Cooke to the per- 
formance thereof since September first last past has come and granted to 



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3rour orator thn landj< and U!rn in^nts in Wwthorpe and ffyninghiun afore- 
Bftid, and one (H>4^)rf;c (VkjIcc, eldest mm of William Cooke, deceased, havini; 
in' " .« . ' ' .j,j»,. never made any surrender of the c»opvhold Utndji 

in . linf^ham to Thomaii Cooke, hath f^ven out diven 

8P<hmIus th/il he hath rtkxI title to wiid fnvhnld and copvholdn, and in ver>' 
tr: . , „ ^^ ^j^ jj^^ Georg- f • • ^ 

hu! 1 in Weatliorpe and ff> -^ _; 

your orator and hia heim. But he will not now do it, aa divem i«itn< 

ho can prove aaid baiy '.veen WilHam ('<K,kc 

Co<jke. lieinff old and u: ng. and in trutK thf» 

chief evidence on which your orator muist rely, and (H-or^r Cookr e\ 

of " ' ,' • ■ , on advice I{oU»rt Mully r< . fi 

hi > .^.. : .. . , :» m<iJ<t Reiitlc rnnnnrr for t) . 

inK <'J -nd lan(l.'<, and your orator Lh like t^» lof*c the iH'nrtit of 

ninitM. lie therefor- for a writ of »iub|Mrna a|cain.Ht George Cooke, el€. 

'! ■ nswer of tin- .. '-• '- <' n •• ♦» »» - t 

t^w the death of t .1 

of Sir l<ol>ert Jennvn, Kt., who han examined the title oi the defendant, 

and that Sir HoU-rt .1. ' ..... 

beinf^ a lunntir and oft> 

many unn*n.'<onahle and «4m naid 1 homa.x bemR for many > 

a luiiatir ' ' iruuuieBome and i 

g'ven to by raaaoQ of the ■ \ - 

[X)ke, (complamant) ha^ contractcci with the luiid llionuui Cooke for the 
•aid landa, and ' ' r thereof aj«k.H to put the defenda* 1 so 

he denerves no i u the fMrnr.luinant ha.** wmie friena the 

hiw, who promLne that the m •* of Haid .xuit^t (dudl not be chaririv 

able to him. and vaunt t" rhe defen<i ■> 

expcUM^ of 12(1. on t) . I, . . \1.«, fK. ', 

sued out a writ on nmon i 

premisee, etc. (Chanct-ry rn>cr«'<iiii)(-, i.huiUiii, K. 10/49.) 

From Feet of Fi.nes* 

Final Concord l)etween Humphrey Carewe alia^ Humphrey Coke, Richard 
Lacy, and .L ■ ^- ' dolph V ! M.-ir^r 

his wife. del. ,-.-..: I _ , : .cn^ of ... j.i. ten :. . . 

of meadow, and thirty acre^ of jva>tun^ in Westhorjx*, liiicton, Fynyn^ihani, 
and WyveiNton. W:irr:ifity from Randolph and Marjpiret ai^inst thciii-clves 
and the heir^ of Marj;;irct. 'Hie (luerenl.** paid IOC) markn of silver, d'-'t 
of Fines', Suffolk, Va\>Xct Term. Jl Henr>' VIII (153:i), bundle 31). file ^ 

Final Concord between Nicholas Pre^^ton, querent, and William Godanl 
t/L al., deforciants, of a tenement in Civslin^jham and Finnvngham. (Feet 
of Fines, Suffolk, Ea^ster Term, 33 Henry VIII [15421. no. 11)58.) 

Final Concord Ix^tween Rolx^rt Harto. (iuerent. and John Coke alias 
Carewe and .Mice, hhs wife, and .K>hn Molyncr aiiaj< Jerkyn and Apies. his 
wife. deforcinnti>, of two mes.-'Uagos, six acres of arable land, and eij^ht 
acre^; of pasture in We.< the '. Wal.<ham. Warranty from John and .Mice 

and from John and .\pie^ ..^...;. ; the heirs of .\lico and .\tmeJ'. The querent 
paid £20. (Feet of Finest, Suffolk, Ea:>ter Term, 34 Henry VIII [1513), 
bundle 41, file 278.) 

From Inouisitions Post Mortem* 
Writ dated 24 November, 5 Eliza Ix'th [1502]. 

^Pre«crvod id the Public Record Office. London. 



288 Genealogical Research in England [Oct. 

Inquisition taken at Bury St. Edmunds [co. Su(ifolkl 11 January, 5 Eliza- 
beth [1562 A3]. Tiie jurors say that Nichol.vs REY>iaBERD was seised of 
one messuage, one garden, and two acres of land in the vill of Bacton, co. 
Suffolk, held of the Queen as of her honor of Clare by knight's service, doing 
suit at the court of the said honor, and by a yearly rent to the manor of 
Sherdlowes in the same vill. They are worth 3''early 10s. He was also seised 
of two water mills called Bacton mills in Bacton, also held of the Queen as 
of her honor of Clare by knight's service, and they are worth yearly £3. 

Nicholas Reyngberd died at Bacton 1 September, 1 Elizabeth [1550). 
His son Nicholas, aged ten, is his heir, during whose minority Thomas Cooke 
took the revenues, by what right the jurors do not know. (Chancery In- 
quisitions Post Mortem, Series 2, vol. 135, no. 31.) 

From the forep^oinj:^ records the following pedigree of Cooke alias 
Carewe has been compiled. 

1. IIuMPTiREY Carewe alias Cooke, of Westhorpe, co. SufTolk, 
born probably about 1485, died after 1515. He was probably a 
grandson of John Cooke and a great-grandson of Thomas Cooke 
of Cotton, CO. SufTolk, the testator of 1471, but proof of this is 
lacking. The name of his wife is unknown. 

He first appears as a witness to the will of Thomas Carter of 
Westhorpe. dated 10 Mar. 1522/3. In the subsidy of 1523^ he is 
called Humfroy Carew and is one of the largest taxpayers in Wes- 
thorpe. In 1533 he, as Ilumphroy Carewe alias Coke, with others, 
bought lands in Westhorpe, Bacton, Finningham, and W^^verstone, 
CO. Suffolk. The last mention of him is in the subsidy of 1545-6. 
Children: 

2. i. lloBEiiT (probably), b. about 1510. 

3. ii. John, b. liboiit 1515. 

4. iii. William, b. about 1518. 

iv. Thomas, of Westhorpe, b. about 1520: living in 1587/S; prohal)ly d. 
s.p. a few years thereafter. He fijiures in the two suits in Chancery 
brouj^ht by Nicholas Ilaynberd, his nephew. He was servant of 
kSir Robert Jerinyn, and was for many years nan compos mentis. 

V. A DAUGHTER, b. about 1525; m. Nicholas Raynuerd of liacton, 
who d. at Bacton 1 Sept. 1550. Child: 1. Nir^iolfis, of Thetford, 
CO. Suffolk [sic]y b. about 1549; m. Elizabeth Mully. dau. of Robert 
of Pharisfield, co. Norfolk. He was the complainant in the suits 
in Chancery ajz;ainst Richard Mulliner and George Cooke. 

vi. Alice (possibly), b. about 1527; m. at Westhorpe, 12 Oct. 1553, 
Robert Willett. 

2. Robert Cooke alias Carewe (? Humphrey), of Palgrave, co. 

SufTolk, was born about 1510. The name of his wife is unknown. 

On 17 Mar. 1547/8 he bound his son Johir to Margaret 
Moyes, widow, of Ipswich, co. Suffolk, to learn the trade of a 
shoemaker. 

Child: 

5. i. John, bom about 1532. 

3. John Cooke alias Carewe (Humphrey), of Westhorpe, co. Suf- 

folk, born about 1515, died after 1565-6 and probably before 
1576. He married at Westhorpe, 8 May 1540, Alice Carter, 
daughter of John. 

As John Coke alias Carewe he, with his wife Alice and others. 



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Rold lands in W(\slhorpc and WaLshain, co. Suffolk, in 1543, 
to Hol)ert Harte. In the second assessment of the suhsifly of 
IMVO he, a.s John Coke, wai< taxed for goo<is at V i>e 

with hirt father, Hnrnphrey Coke. In the ;' 'v ot i.j'^>-() 
iif was taxed at W «^thor|)e for go<KN ris .lohi •;. 

Children, baptize<l at Westhorp<*: 

i. 1\' " iiiNK, hiipt. 12 Kfl». l.VlO/1; bur. at Fir :n, co. ^ 

.;i) .\Iiir. I.Vjs; m. at W-^'i ri>«., 12 Oct. 1.%^.., .i-mn C'LA.ir^r. ..i 
Finninuluiin. Si'vi-u r; f«>r whom nee the Clarke peiliRfcc, 

n. Jr) 22 AuR. 1543; m. at WCTthorjHj, 26 Sept. 15G4, NiciioLAa 

1 
III. Mau . . . .i»t. 21 Jan. 1546/7; m. at Westhorpe, 31 May 1569, Robert 

P(M)I.AM. 

iv. Wii.i.M- "^' ' t. 1552. 

V JnllN, i . . J, 1559. 

4 \\ !!i\'? f'.-.i 1 /J^■<M Ca'^»h^ (Humphrey), of Cotton, co. 

I, the or of 1572, bom alwiit 1518, 

(lied Ixjtweon 1 Aii>?. and 8 Nov. 1572. He married ELiz.vnKTH 
Chomkk. sister of Thomas. 

He owned a lar^:** <>^' ife in Cotf^'i \Vi -flu>rfx», Finnin"^''»^\ 
\Vyv(r>t()ne, and M .>hain, co. . held an 

position in the cellar of Queen Klizal)eih. Considerable in- 
fDrniatiori alK)Ut him i ' ' ^ e suit in <^" of Ha\Ti- 

berd v. Cooke. His ;.;... ... '< i'^ ^^ >• of Iti,").')* 

as Sable, on a chevron argent \> rampant 

or a.s many cinciuefoil.s I^. 

Children: 

i. riF.oK(iE. b. aft4T 1551. He was the defendant in the suit in Chancery 

of KaynlHTtl v. C<H)ke. 
ii. \\\ b. ftftrr 1551. 

iii. Vv ; .Jt4 r 1551. 

iv. (lEUARD, b. aftor l.").'l. 
V. TiioMAB, b. aft4:r 1551. 

5. John Cooke alias C,\rewe {Robirt, ? Ilumphrey)^ of Ipswich, 
CO. SutTolk, elioein:ik(T. was born about 15.'V2. }lo m.irried 

ELIZABFrrH . 

On 17 Mar. 1547/S he wa^ apprenticed to Marj^arct Moycs, 
widow, of Ipswich, to learn the art and mystery of a shoe- 
maker, lie wa^s taxed in the West Ward, Ipswich, in the 
subsidy of I5C5-6, for lands, as John Carewe alias Cooke. He 
and his wife lOlizabeth bouglit land in the parish of St. Matthew, 
Ipswich. 15 Sept. 1509. 
ChiUlren: 

i. William, t of Ipswich, shoemaker, b. about 1560; living in U>35; m. 

. He wiis admitted a freeman of Ipswich 9 Dec. 15S0, and, 

as William Carewe alias Cooke, lie wa.s sued there 15 Sept. 1585. 
Child: 1. John, admitted a freeman of Ipswich 4 Oct. 1608. J 

ii. John, of Ipswich, shoemaker, b. about 1564. He was admitted a free- 
man of Ipswich 3 May 1585. § 

•PrcSTTvcd in the Library of the Suffolk .^rchaeoloRicil Society. Bury St. Edmunds. 
tCalled .It various times William Carewe alias Cooke (or Cook^, William Cooke oiiaj Carewe, 
William Carewe flZwi* Coke, and William Cooke. 

JCalled. on his admission as freeman, John Carewe alicu Cooke. 
^Called, on his admission as freeman, John Carew dlias Cooke. 



290 Genealogical Research in England [Oct. 

III. Kerrich 

From Probate Records 

The Will of John Kerych of Saxted [co. Suffolk], dated 20 April 1470. 
To William Kerich, and after his decease to each of the sons of the said 
William, 6s. 8d. To Robert Kerrich, grandson of the said William, 13s. 4d. 
Executor: William Kerych of Saxsted. Proved 8 October 1470. (Arch- 
deaconry of Suffolk [Ipswich], book 3, fo. 7.) 

The Will of William Kerych of Saxsted [co. Suffolk], dated 24 July 1504. 
To a priest to say mass at Rome £2. To my son William Kerych a tenement 
in Saxsted, with lands, he finding his mother for life; and, if she like not to 
be at the finding of William, my son, she shall have one chamber and 13s. 
4d. per year, with two keen [? kine] and half my household stuff. To my 
daughter Margaret £3. 6s. 8d. Executor: my son William. Witnesses: 
Peter Bedjoigfield, Richard Bottom. Proved 24 September 1504. (Arch- 
deaconry of Suffolk [Ipswich], book 4, fo. 155.) 

The Will of Joan Kerych, dated 5 July 1517. To be buried in the church 
of St. Nicholas, Bedfield. Obits to be in said church. To my godsons, if 
it can be done. Id. Executors: Thomas Drane, Roger Alvede. Proved 16 
July 1517. (Archdeaconry of Suffolk [Ipswich], book 7, fo. 187.) 

The Will of Elizabeth Kerrych of Bedfield [co. Suffolk], dated 23 June 
1522. To be buried in the church at Bedfield. To the high altar. To the 
friars of Orf ord for masses at Orford for my soul and those of my father and 
mother. To my dame two pewter dishes and all my flax yarn. To the paint- 
ing of the candle beam 6s. 8d. To my brother Robert Kerych. To Robert 
Romsey and his cousin, Robert Romsey. To Richard Romsey my best panne. 
To my sister Rose the second headkerchief and another curser. To my 
sister Margareta Kettle. To my brother Mylys 20s. Executor: my master 
Richard Romsey. Proved 28 July 1522. (Archdeaconry of Suffolk [Ipswich], 
book 8, fo. 268.) 

The Will of William Kerrich of Saxsted [co. Suffolk], dated 10 September 
1551. To be buried in Saxsted churchyard. To Robert, my son, my tene- 
ment where I dwell and my lands in Saxsted, Framlingham, Erls Soham, 
Monks Soham, and Abbotte. To my son William Kerrich lands in Earls and 
and Monks Soham. My son Robert Kerrich is to pay to my daughter Annes 
40s. and to my daughter Christian £3. 6s. 8d. My son William is to pay to 
John Bjo-d, my belchild, £3. 6s. 8d., and, if John Byid die, then to his sisters 
Margaret, Brydit, and Elizabeth Byrd. If my daughter Annes depart this 
life, then to her children. To Johane Cowper, my servant. To John Kyr- 
ryche and Thomas Kerrych, the sons of Robert Kerrych, and to Annis, 
daughter of William Kerrich, my godchildren, 5s. To all my other god- 
children 12d. To my son Robert a brass pot belonging to the house. To my 
son WilUam the brass pot that I bought. To my wife's goddaughter, Olive 
Chapman. To Walter Tanner and his children. To the poor of Earls Soham 
£3. 4s. 8d. To the poor of Kettleborough, Brampton, Bedfield, Monks Soham, 
Worlyngworth, Tannyngton, and Dennyngton. To the mending of Saxsted 
roads. To all the poor of Saxsted at mj^ burial. To all my belchildren, 
except John Kerrych, Thomas Kerrich, Annes Kyxrich, Robert Chapman, 
and John Byrde, 3s. 8d. My cattle and household stuff to my two sons and 
my two daughters. Executors : Robert Kerriche of Bedfield, the elder, and 
William Kyrryche of Westen, my two sons. Supervisor : Thomas Button the 
elder of Saxsted. Witnesses: Rycharde Button of Saxsted, John Page the 
elder of Earls Soham, John Curtis the elder of Earls Soham, Thomas Chap- 



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man of Saxstcd, William Turner, and John Ilillyes, priest of Earls Suham. 
Proved 9 May 1552. (Archdeaconry of Suffolk [Ipswich], book 16, fo. 257.) 

The Will of Myles Kerricii of Bedfield [eo. Suffolk], dated 12 January 
1554 [1554/5]. To my wife l']liza})eth my house in Bedfield for life, with 
remainder to my son, Thomas Kerrich, he to pay to his two brothers, William 
and Lawrence, £20 apiece. If William die before he come home, then his 
share is to go to Lawrence. To Lawrence my house in Earls Soham. If 
Thomas, my son, die without issue, the house in Bedfield is to be sold to one 
of his brothers for 100 marks by the great [i. e., six score marks], so that it 
may remain in the name of Kerryche. To my wife Elizabeth all my house- 
hold stuff. To Joan Kay at her marriage 40s. To my godson Mj^les Kerryche 
a cow. To my maid Margaret Youngs a cow. Executors: my wife Elizabeth 
and my sons William and Lawrence. Witnesses: William Dunston, parson of 
Bedfield, John I'^lyce the elder, Thomas Folcarde, \\'illiam Fuller, Robert 
Lansome. Proved 5 March 1554 [1554/5] by Elizabeth, the relict, and Law- 
rence, the other executor, William Kerryche to be executor when he should 
come. Administration was granted to William Keryche at Ilorham, 1 Octo- 
ber 156'^. (Archdeaconry of SufTolk [Ipswich], book 17, fo. 123.) 

The Will of Robert Kerriche of Beddfield [co. Suffolk], dated 27 January 
1577 [1577/8]. To the poor of Bedfield 6s. 8d., to be paid at the Feast of 
St. Michael the Archangel next after my decease, and 3s. 4d. at the Feast of 
Christmjis. To the poor of Saxsttnl Os. Sd. To John Kerridge, mj' elde>t son, 
and his heirs male, my lands and houses in Saxsted, Earls Soham, and Fram- 
lingham which were my father's, he paying to my son William three score and 
ten pounds as follows: £10 at the Feast of St. Michael next after my decease, 
and so yearly £10 on the said Feast until all is paid. If John default in the 
payments, then my son Thomas Korrich shall enter. If Thomas m;ike a like 
default, then my son Giles Kerrich shall enter. If my son John die without 
issue male, then my said lands shall go to my son Thomas. To my son 
Thomas Kerridge my two shojis in Saxsted which I bought of John Pinner, 
called Gemblcs, with a barn, and my free land in Saxsted, containing the 
woods which I bought of Humfrye Button. To my son William Kerridge 
my tenement in VauU Soham which I bought of Thomas Sparhawke. To 
my son Thomas Kerridge my tenement in Bedlield which I bought of Smythe 
and the land by the parsonage in Beddefield which I bouglit of William 
Wythe. To my son Thomas the lands in Saxsted which I bought of Robert 
Gibson, he to i)erform the agreements and conditions as in the indenture of 
Robert Gibson and myself appears. To my son Thomas £12. 9s. and kyne, a 
bull and two heifers. To mj' son William four of my best milch kine, after 
the others. To my daughter Rose Kerriche a milch cow. To my son Giles 
iililch kyne. To Margaret, daughter of my son John Kerrige, my goddaugh- 
ter, a heifer a year old. To Robert Ramsey, my godson, a one-^-ear-old 
calf. To my godson Robert WVard a like bequest. To Isabel Kerridge, 
daughter of John, a similar bequest. To my son Thomas my four geldings. 
To my son Thomas my two best feather beds, two of my best bolsters, two 
of my best coverlets, two pairs of blankets, and two pairs of sheets. To my 
son John a Like bequest. To my son William a feather bed, a bolster, a cover- 
let, a pair of blankets, and a pair of sheets. To my daughter Rose Kerrich a 
like bequest. To my son Thomas my farming instruments, carts, harness, 
ploughs, etc. To my son William two pewter dishes. To my son Thomas 
my best brass pot. To my son William my next best brass pot. To my son 
Thomas my best copper kettle. To my son Thomas the use and occupation 
of the farm where I now dwell, according to the covenant as I now hold of 
my landlord. To John Chapman alias Barker. To Thomas, my son, the 
cupboard in the hall, with the long framed table, the long stole in the hall, 

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two chairs, a royond stole, two cushions, and three pillows. To my son 
William two pillows, one chusing, and one chaise. To my servant Margery 
Branche 6s. 8d. To Rose Kerrich, my daughter, one pillow. To Brigitt 
Leyton 5s. To my son Thomas all my tables, etc., in the bakehouse. To 
each of mj'- belchildren. To Rose Kerrich, my belchild, daughter of WiUiam 
Kerrich. To the same Rose, my belchild, £5, to be paid at the age of twenty- 
oiie years, and, if she die first, then to such of her sisters as be living. The 
house where Francis Layton lives is to be sold and the money divided among 
my five children, John, William, Giles, Thomas, and Rose. To Rose Kerrich, 
my belchild, William's daughter, a copper stand and a pewter dish. To my 
daughter Rose £5 at the Feast of St. Michael next after my decease. To 
Isabel, daughter of William Kerrich, a two-year-old heifer, a pewter dish, 
and a little kettle. To my daughter Rose four pewter dishes. To Margaret 
Kerrich, daughter of William. To Mary Kerrich, William's daughter. To 
Margery, William Kerrich his daughter. To my sons Thomas and William 
my candlesticks. To Thomas, my son, a dripping pan, a pair of andirons, a 
fire pan, bellows, a pair of pothooks, a gridiron, and a great frying pan. To 
William Kerrich seven combs of oats, three combs of barley, and a bushel of 
pears. To my son Thomas my gun and my flasket, my bow and my sheaf of 
arrows, my alman corselet with a [illegible] and a pair of [illegible], my black- 
bill, my hook, hatchet, mattock, axes, and other farming implements. To 
my son Thomas two iron dogs. The timber about my house equally to my 
sons Thomas and William. To my son John all my beds at my house in Sax- 
sted which be not ''nayle faste." To my daughter Rose one of the best yard 
kerchiefs. To my son Thomas my unbequeathed linen, he to give to my 
belchild Rose Kerriche, William's daughter, at twenty-one years of age, one 
good pair of sheets. To my sons William and Thomas my coffers. To my 
son John the great hatch that was my father's. To my son Thomas my 
hangings, except one in the cellar, which I give to Wilham. To Symon 
Raye a bushel of wheat and half a bushel of barley malt. To William Folcard 
half a bushel of wheat, etc. To Thomas Pack, Robert Fuller, Richard 
Fuller, Francis Leyton, and Thomas Wythe. To Margery Salter 12d. My 
son William Kerrich to pa}'' [illegible] for the house where he dwells for half a 
year after my decease. To Thomas, my son, my little brass pot and my 
mortar and pestle. To Marj^e Kerriche, my daughter-in-law. To Margerye 
Kerrich, William's wife. My four sons, John, William, Gyles, and Thomas. 
To mj^ three servants now dwelling with me, John Abell, Ciclye Haywarde, 
and Cycelye Shinings, 12d. each. To little Rose, Wilham's daughter. To 
Thomas Kerrich and John Kerriche, my belchildren, Giles' sons, at twenty- 
one years. To my sons Thomas and William Kerrich the £5 due from John 
Godbold of WorUngworth. To Rose Kerrich, the daughter of John, my 
belchild, 40s. at twenty-one. Money due from Humfrey Button. Residue 
to my five children. Executors: John Kerrich, William Kerrich, and 
Thomas Kerrich. Witnesses: Nicholas Hayles, Christopher Allejm, and 
Lawrence EUis. Proved 13 April 1578. (Archdeaconry of Suffolk [Ipswich], 
book 27, fo. 225.) 

The nuncupative Will of William Kerrich of Saxsted [co. Suffolk], 
declared 28 March 1593. Executrix: his wife, and to her half his goods. 
Remainder to his children [not named]. Witnesses: Richard Chamberly, 
John Wyth. Proved 1 April 1593 by the executrix. (Archdeaconry of 
Suffolk [Ipswich], book 34, fo. 461.) 

The Will of Thomas Kerrich of Saxsted [co. Suffolk], yeoman, dated 6 
January 1621 [1621/2]. To my son Robert Kerrich a tenement in Saxsted 
in the occupation of Edward Pollauk and lands in Earls Soham and FramUng- 
ham, except Dableyes close, late in the tenure of Arthur Pennynge, gentleman. 



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My '^on Robert is to pay to my five children, viz., to William £40, to Mary 
£10, to Alice £10, to Margaret £10, and to Joane £10. To my son Giles and 
his now wife I']lizal)eth my tenement in Saxsted called Orymhles, in the 
occupation of said Giles Kerriche, he payinj; to my five children, Katherine, 
Margaret, Joan, Alice, anfl Margery £20. To my son John Kerriche ten acres 
ill liedficld, by the parsonage there. To my son George Kerriche eight 
'icres in Sax.sted called Dabbyes. To my now wife Margery Kerriche £10. 
i^xecutor: my .son Robert Kerriche. To my children Robert. William, John, 
George, Gyles, Thomas, Katherine Brown, Margaret, Alice, and Joan 
Kerriche. To Thomius and George Browne, children of my said daughter 
Katherine. Supervisor: my son-in-law John Jessope. Witnes-es: Kdward 
Pallant, Alice Lawne. and La we Habergliam. [Date of probate not given.] 
(Archdeaconry of Suffolk [Ipswich], original will.) 

The Will of George Kehuic'ii of Claydon [co. SufTolk], dated 23 July 1623. 
To my wife I'Jizabeth my lands in TIenly. To my son Oliver Kerriche. To 
John Kerriche, son of my decea.sed son l']dmund, and his mother, Margaret 
Kerriche of Henley. To my son Christopher Kerrich my lands in Claydon. 
To my son CJeorge Kerrich. To my .son Anthony Kerrich my lands in Saxsted 
in the occupation of Francis Ramsey. To my daughter Klizal)eth Ga^ston 
and her four children. lUchard. Thomas, Klizalx»th, and Maudeln. To my 
daughters Susan aiul .Ann Kerriche. To my grandchildren George, Edmund, 
Christopher, Daniel, John, and Illizabeth Kerrich. Witnes.'jcs: Kdward 
Hamby. ('harles Darby. Proved 1 January 1623 [1G23/4). (Archdeaconry 
of SufTolk (Ipswich), 1G23, no. 82, original will.) 

The Will of William KEimirn of Bedfield fco. SufTolk], yeoman, dated 14 
April 1()2S. To my son William Kerrich hi^^ lands there, with remainder to 
his son, William Kerrich to pay to my daughters Agnes or Annis and I-^liza- 
beth £30. Executrix: my wife Martha. Sufx^rvisor: W. Goodchild of 
Eaxfield. Witnesses: William Godbold. Francis Folkard. Proved 20 April 
1G2S. (Archdeaconry of SulTolk [Ipswich], book .V.), fo. 175.) 

Administration on the estate of ELiz.\HETn Kehricii of Claydon [co. 
SufTolk], widow, was granted to her sons Oliver, Christopher, and George 
Kerrich. (Archdeaconry of SufTolk [Ipswich], Act Books, book 9, fo. 18.) 

The nuncupative Will of M.\rc,ehy Kerrich of Saxsted [co. Suffolk], 
widow, declared to Philip Ramsey and William Revans in May 1630. To 
the children of my son Thomas Kerrich my cotTers and linen. Residue to my 
son Thomas Kerrich. Proved 26 May 1630. (Archdeaconry' of SufTolk 
[Ipswich], book 59, fo. 230.) 

Administration on the estate of Margery Kerrich of Saxsted [co. Suffolk], 
widow, was granted 16[?] Ma}^ 1630 to her son Thomas Kerrich. (Arch- 
deaconry of SufTolk [Ipswich], Act Books, book 9, fo. 42.) 

The Will of George Kerrich of Bramford [co. SufTolk], yeoman, dated 10 
February 1632 [1632^3]. To my son George Kerriche. at the age of twenty- 
one years, my tenement in Claydon called Butlers and my free and copyhold 
lands in Claydon and a pytell abutting on the rectory of Akenham. To my 
son John Kerriche, at the age of twenty-one years, my field before my tene- 
ment abutting on the highway and the lands of Samuell Ellmer. To my 
son Samuel Kerriche, at the age of twenty-one years, my orchard in Akenham. 
To my son Aylmer Kerrich. at the age of twenty-one years, land at Akenham. 
Executrix: my wife Barberye, who is to have the use of the said lands until 
my sons reach the age of twentj^-one years. Witnesses: Ajithony Kerrich, 
Robond May, George Cutbard, Richard [illegible]. Proved 22 February 



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1632 [1632/3]. Archdeaconry of Suffolk [Ipswich], 1631-2, no. 14, original 
wiU.) 

Administration on the estate of William Wode of Claydon [co. Suffolk] 
was granted 24 November 1637 to Anthony Kerich. (Archdeaconry of 
Suffolk [Ipswich], Act Books, book 15, fo. 22.) 

Administration on the estate of Martha Kerrich alias Betts of Saxsted 
[co. Suffolk] was granted 26 May 1640 to her husband, Philip Betts. (Arch- 
deaconry of Suffolk [Ipswich], Act Books, book 18, fo. 8.) 

The Will of George Kerrich of Witnesham [co. Suffolk], husbandman, 
dated 19 May 1649. To wife Joan £14. To my children, George, William, 
and Marie Kerrich, to be paid to them at the age of twenty-one by my 
executors, Christopher and John Kerrich. Witnesses: Thomas Gosnold, 
Thomas Warren. Proved 11 August 1649. (Archdeaconry of Suffolk [Ips- 
wich], 1649, no. 36, original will.) 

The Will of Mary Kerrich of Claj^don [co. Suffolk], widow, dated 25 
October 1649. To mj^ executors £30, for the bringing up of my daughter 
Elizabeth Kerrich until she reach the age of fourteen years. To my daughter 
Mary Keritch £25, to be paid by my executors at her marriage or at her age 
of eighteen years. Residue of my goods to my son John Kerrich. If either 
daughter die, her share to the two surviving children. Executprs: John 
Norton [?], my brother-in-law, and John Kerrich, my son. Witnesses: 
[illegible] Twerton, [illegible] Jebbings. Proved 5 January 1649/50. (Arch- 
deaconry of Suffolk [Ipswich], 1649, no. 35, original will.) 

From the Parish Registers of Bedfield, co. Suffolk 

Baptisms 

1584 William Kerryche son of Thomas and Mary Kerrych 30 August. 

1584 Jane daughter of Myles Kerryche and Jane his wife 29 November. 

1585 John son of Thomas Kerryche at the Hall 13 January [15S5/6]. 
1592 Thomas Kerryche son of Thomas and Faj^the 26 December. 
1598 Thomas Kerrich son of William and Marie 22 January [1598/9]. 
1613 John Kerrich son of John and Margaret 21 November. 

1616 Thomas Kerrich son of John 31 December. 

1621 Katherine Kerrich daughter of John and Margaret 6 December. 

1628 Francis Kerrich son of William and Alice 28 September. 

1630 Simon son of William and Alice Kerrich 13 February [1630/1]. 

1630 Katherine Kerrich daughter of William and Alice 13 February 

[1630/1]. 

1634 Wolf ran Kerrich son of William and Alice 15 June. 

1636 Thomas Kerrich son of William and Alice 12 February [1636/7]. 

1638 Hannah Kerrich daughter of William and Alice 3 February [1638/9]. 

1641 Robert Kerrich son of William and Alice 13 January [1641/2]. 

1647 Peter Kerrich son of William and Ahce 5 September. 

Marriages 
1621 Francis Follcarde and !Mary Kerrich 8 November. 
1628 Henry Kynge and Elizabeth Kerrich 3 July. 
1633 Phillip Betts and Martha Kerrich 30 April. 

Burials 
1591 Thomas Kerryche 17 April. 
1594 Thomas Kerryche 10 July. 
1598 Alyce Kerryche, widow, 4 May. 
1598 John Kerryche 19 August. 



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ir)9S Mylcs Kcrrich 10 January [loOS/O]. 

I.')!)!) I'Vancis Koricho (luuf^litcr of Jone, widow, 6 July. 

IGOC) Mary wife of William Kcriche died 24 March [1605/6], buried 28 

March. 
1007 Jane Keriche, Ju', 18 Januar>' [1607/8]. 
16()S .Jnne Keriche, widow, 2."^ October. 
1()2S \\ illiani Kerrich, ."-en., 2.'> April. 

UVS^ Kathcrine Kerrich daughter of William and Alice 28 March. 
KVl.'J I'aith Kerrich, widow, 1.') July. 
IG.")!) Wolfran Kcrrich <on of William and Alice died 11 March, buried 13 

March [1056/7]. 
1657 Hannah Kerrich daughter of William and Alice died 8 April, buried 

10 Ai)ril. 

From thk Paui.sii IIeoisteiis of E.\rl-Soilvm, co. Suffolk 
1602 Edmund Cych and Mary Kcrridge married 3 March [1602/3]. 

From the Parish Registers of S-\xsted, co. Suffolk 

Baptisms 

1572 Hose Kerrich dauRhtor of William 13 April. 

1574 Mar^^ery Kerrych daughter of William (» July. 

15S7* 1 IH/.abeth Kerrich daughter of Thomas 12 I'Vbniary [1587/8]. 

1()12 Tliomas Kcrrich son of Robert and .Mary 12 November. 

1()1() IVancis K(«rrich .son of Rol)ert and Mary IS June. 

1()IS Wilham Kcrrich son of Thomas and M' , •- , ^ „ 

1<)20 Thomas Ivcrrich son of Thomas anil M \^ ry [1020/1]. 

1()21 Su.san Kerrich daughter of William and Su.san 1 Febniary [1621/2]. 

lt)22 ('harlcs Kcrrich son of RolxTt and Mary 2S December. 

102.'^ Susan Kcrrich daughti-r of William and Susiin 5 June. 

KVi.i Robert Kerrich .son of Thomas and Margaret 2 November. 

1()'J5 IMuhp Kcrrich son of Thomas and Margaret 20 February [1025 '0]. 

102.") Dorothy Kerrich daughter of (liles and Elizabeth 4 March [1025, 6]. 

102t) Wilham Kerrich son of William and Susan 30 April. 

1027 John Kcrrich son of (liles and Eli/aU'th 10 .\ugust. 

1()2S .Jolui Kerrich son of Thomas 1 February [1()2S Dj. 

1()2S Thomas Kerrich son of William (i March [1()2S/91. 

l(>2i) Samu(»l Kerrich son of (iiles and I-'lizabeth 10 January [1029/30]. 

1030 John Kerrich son of William and Susan May. 

1032 l<]lizabeth Kerrich daughter of Giles and Elizabeth 13 May. 

1032 Mary Kcrrich daughter of Thomas and Margaret 10 August. 

1033 Mary Kerrich daughter of Giles and Elizabeth 20 January [1033/4]. 
1030 l^lizabeth Kerrich daughter of Giles and Elizabeth 13 December. 

Marriages 

1580 Hugh Butcher and Margaret Kerrich 11 July. 

15S9 George Sj)arrowe and Agnes Kerrich. daughter of John, Sr., 30 April, 

1000 Thomas Clarke and Rose Kerrich 13 May. 

1002 George Brown and Kathcrine Kerrich 18 Oct^ober. 

1012 John Kerrich and Margaret Lanhan 18 October. 

1618 Thomas Kerrich and Margaret Hawkes 14 . 

Burials 

1593 William Kerrich 30 March. 

1607 Ann Kerrich daughter of Thomas 5 October. 

1610 Margery Kerrich, widow, 23 April. 

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1616 Francis Kerrich 20 June. 

1622 Susan Kerrich 3 December. 

1624 Thomas Kerrich 21 March [1624/5]. 

1630 Margary Kerrich, widow, 14 May. 

1630 Thomas Kerrich, infant, 8 August. 

1632 EHzabeth Kerrich, infant, 26 January [1632/3]. 

1670* Giles Kerrich 17 June. 

From Marriage Licences at Ipswich, co. Suffolk 

1628 WilHam Bacon of Pettaugh and Ann Kerriche of Bedfield, both single, 
at Pettaugh, 5 May. (Archdeaconry of Suffolk [Ipswich], Act 
Books, book 8, fo. 6.)t 

From Memoirs of Framlingham Manor and Loes Hundred, 

CO. SuffolkJ 

Copyholders of Framlingham 

Stubbins, which was three parts of four acres of the demesne of the manor, 
was held in 1 Edward \l [1547-S) by William Kerrich. 

Copyholders of Saxsted 

Eight acres called Dalbys were held in 27 Elizabeth [1584-5] by Thomas 
Kerrich and in 1 Charles I [1625-6] by George Kerrych. 

One messuage and six and a half acres of the great tenure of Saxsted and 
Earl-Soham were held in 19 Elizabeth [1576-7] by Thomas Kerrich and 
in 1 Charles I [1625-6] by Robert Kerrich. and three and a half acres of 
the same tenement were held in 9 I^lizabeth [1566-7] by Robert Kerrich. 

One cottage and yard were held in 19 Elizabeth [1576-7] by Thomas Kerrich 
and in 19 James I [1021-2] by Giles Kerrich. 

One tenement and one acre of moss land in Neves tenement, called Abbots 
Acres, were held in 1 Edward VI [1547-8] and in 7 Elizabeth [1564-5] 
by William Kerrich. 

Three rods of moss land were held in 1 Edward VI [1547-8] and in 7 Elizabeth 
[1564-5] b}' Wilham Kerrich and in 22 James I [1624-5] by Anthony 
Kerrich. 

Burgcnholders of Saxsted 

1686 John Kerrich. 

1712 Jane Kerrich late Porter held one burgen called Gryffin. 

From Lay Subsidies for co. Suffolk§ 

14 Henry VIII [1522-3]. 

Bedfield. John Elj's, sen., Myles Kerrich, and William 

Cress}' in lands [of the yearly value of] 
£1 [tax] 3s. 

Saxsted. Robert Smith, Richard Button, and Wil- 

liam Kerrich [illegible]. 

37 Henry VIII [1545-6]. 

Bedfield. Miles Kerryche in goods [tax] 6d. 

Saxsted. William Kerryche in goods [tax] lOd. 

Second payment of the same subsidy. 

*From 1645 to 1652 the records of burials are missing. 

tPrinted in Frederick Arthur Crisp's Marriage Licences from the OflBcial Note Books of the 
Archdeaconry of Suffolk, 1613-1674, p. 43. 

JA manuscript entitled Memoirs of Framlingham Manor and Loes Hundred, by the Steward of 
the Manor, Robert Hawes, 1712 (British Museum Add. MSS. 33,247), contains the lists here given, 
taken from the court rolls of the manor. The manor lands descended by borough-English. 

§Preserved in the Public Record Office, London. 



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Hedficld. Robert Kcrrych in goods [tAx] 5s. 4<1. 

Siixsted. William Kcrrychc in hinds [tax] 4<1. 

2 uml 3 IMwiird VI (154S-501. 

iicdtield. Mylcs Kerych [tax] 12d. 

UoUirt Kerych (taxj 12d. 
8 Kli/aljcth (1505-6). 

Hcdiield. Tlioma,s Kerrych in lands (of the yearly 

value of] £2 (tax) 2s. Sd. 
Rolxirt Kerrych in gtxxis (valued at] £12 
(tax) 10s.* 
I), tiiiitu'ton Lawrence Kerrich in goods (valued at) £5 

[taxj 48.-2d. 
il' .^t. Andrew. Gilps Kerrich in goods (valuwl at] £5. 

^^ 'i".ni. Jolin Kerrich in gotxJs (valued at) £3 (tax) 

2h. ftd. 

LS Kiiznhcth (1575-<3). 

licdlickl. RoUri Kcrricii in ^. ...1^ fvalur<l at) £12 

(taxj 2()s.* 
Thomas Kerich in ^r ■ i [valued at) 408. 
(tax) 28. Sd. 
Pennington. Lawrence Kerriche in unud> [valued at! £7 

(tax] lis. bd. 
M i:ii/nl.cth (1591-2). 

Sax>ted. John Kerrich lu g.^nls (viUued at) £0 [tax] 

66. 

39 Klizaheth (1596-7) (182/424). 

liedticld. William Kerrich in landa (of the yearly 

value of] 40s. (tax) sd. 
Brundi.sh. Thomas Kerj'ch in goods [valued at] £4 

(tax) 14d. 
39 KlizaLeth (159G-7) (182/430). 

Bcdiicld. William Kerrich in land^ (of the vcarly value 

of] 403. [taxJSd. 

From Feet of Fi.vEsf 

Final Concord between John Kerriche, querent, and William Dale, de- 
forciant, of a tenement in Kvke. (Feet of Finet*, Suffolk, Michaelmas Term, 
4 Klizaheth [1502], no. 430.)' 

From tlio foregoing records the following Kerrich pedigree has 
been coiiipiloil. 

1. Kerrich, of Saxsted, co. SulTi)lk, was probably a 

descendant of John Kerrii'h of Lciston, co. SutTolk, who was taxed 

in the subsidy of 1327. 

Children: 

i. John, of Saxsted, the testator of 1470, b. probably about 1415; d. 
between 20 .\pr. and 8 Oct. 1470. He bequeathed to William 
Kerich of Saxsted and his sons and to William's grandson Robert, 
and made William his executtir. 
2. ii. William, b. probably about 1420. 

2. William Kerrich ( ), of Saxsted, co. Suffolk, born prob- 

*Thui was the hichost tax in Bedfield in this subsidy. 
tPreeerved in the Public Record Office, London. 



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ably about 1420, was living in 1470, with children and a grand- 
son, Robert. 
Children : 

3. i. A SON, b. probably about 1445. 

4. ii. William, b. probably about 1450. 

3. Kerrich (William , ), of Saxsted or Bedfield, co. 

Suffolk, was born probably about 1445. 
Children : 

i. Robert, b. before 20 Apr. 1470, when he is mentioned as the 
grandson of William Kerrich (2) in the will of John Kerrich, his 
(Robert's) great-uncle; living in 1522, when he is men- 
tioned in the will of his sister Elizabeth. 

ii. Joan, of Bedfield, the testatrix of 1517, b. probably about 1473 
d. between 5 and 16 July 1517. 

ill. Myles, of Bedfield, the testator of 1554/5, b. probably about 1475 
d. between 12 Jan. and 5 Mar. 1554/5; m. Elizabeth 



who survived him. He was taxed in the subsidies of 1522-3 
1545-6, and 1518-50, and owned land in Bedfield and Earl-8oham 
CO. Sutfolk. Children: 1. TJiomna. 2. William, who probably 
removed to Ottcry 8t. Mary, co. Devon, and became the ancestor 
of Thomas Kerridge, Esq., of Shelley Hall, co. Suffolk, director of 
the East India Company, and high sheriff of Suffolk in 1647. Cf. 
the Visitation of Suffolk, 1664-1608, p. 151 {Publications of the 
Harleian Society, vol. 61). 3. Lawrence, taxed at Dennington, co. 
Suffolk, in the subsidies of 1565-6 and 1575-6.* 

iv. Elizabeth, of Bedfield, the testatrix of 1522, b. probably about 
.1478; d. between 23 June and 28 July 1522. She was servant of 
Richard Romsey. 

V. Rose, b. probably about 1480; living in 1522, when she is mentioned 
in the will of her sister Elizabeth. 

vi. Margaret, b. probably about 1483; living in 1522, when she is 
mentioned in the will of her sister Elizabeth; m. before 23 June 
1522 Kettle. 

4. William Kerrich {William, ), of Saxsted, co. Suffolk, 

the testator of 1504, born probably- about 1450, died between 

24 July and 24 Sept. 1504. He married , who survived 

him. 

Children : 

*Myle8 Kerrich of Bedfield, father of Thomas, William, and LawTence, in his will dated 12 Jan. 
155-1/5, mentions his godson Myles Kerryche. This godson was probably a grandson of the testator, 
and is perhaps identical with the Myles Kerryche who was buried at Bedfield 10 Jan. 1598/9. lie 

married Jane . who was buried at Bedfield 23 Oct. 1608. They had two children recorded 

at Bedfield, viz., Jane, baptized 29 Nov. 1584 and buried 18 Jan. 1G07/8, and Francis (a daughter), 
buried 6 July 1599. 

Probably another descendant of Myles Kerrich, the testator of 1554/5, was William Kerrich, 
of Bedfield, yeoman, the testator of 1G28, who, as William Kerrich. Sr., was buried at Bedfield 

25 Apr. 1628. Remarried (1) Mary , who died 24 Mar. 1605/0 and was buried at Bedfield 

28 Mar. 1606; and (2) Martha , who married (2) at Bedfield, 30 Apr. 1633, Philip Betts, 

and died about 1640, administration on her estate being granted 26 May 1640 to her husband, 
Philip Betts. In the letter of administration she is called of Saxsted. William Kerrich, Sr., men- 
tions in his will his son William (and the latter's son) and his daughters Agnes (or Annis) and Eliza- 
beth. The son William is probably the William Kerrich who married Alice and had eight 

children recorded at Bedfield. The daughter Elizabeth is probably the Elizabeth Kerrich who 
married at Bedfield, 3 July 1628, Henry Kynge. William Kerrich, Sr., had also, by his first wife, a 
son Thomas, baptized at Bedfield 22 Jan. 1598/9, who is not mentioned in his father's will and 
probably died young. 

There are found also at Bedfield, in the last two decades of the sixteenth century, several 
unidentified Kerryches, most of whom likewise were probably descendants of Myles Kerrich, the 
testator of 1554/5. A Miles Kerridge of Bedfield was one of the sureties in a marriage licence, 
16 July 1616 (Crisp's Marriage Licences ... of the Archdeaconry of Suffolk, 1613-1674, p. 4) . 



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5. i. William, b. probably about 1480. 

ii. Mahcjaket, b. probably about 1482; living in 1504. 

5. William Kkrrich (William, William, ), of Saxstcd, co. 

SufToIk, the tcstjitor of InFyl, horn probably about 1480, died 
between 10 Sept. 1551 and 1) May 1552. llie name of his wife 
is unknown. 

His father in hi.s will devised to him a tenement, with lands, 
in Saxsted, and he owned lands also in Karl-Soham, Fram- 
linKham, and Monk-Soham, eo. Suffolk. He was taxed in 
the subsidies of 1522 \i and 1545-0. 

Children: 

6. i. HoiiKiiT, b. pr<)l.al>ly about l.'in.'). 

ii. William, of Wrvt..t>, ro. >'ulT()lk, b. probably about 1,508; living 10 

Sont. 1551. Hi.s father in his will devised to him lands in Earl- 

Sohain and Monk-Soharn, and he wa.s one of the executors of that 

will. Child: 1. Anni.f, livinK 10 Sept. 1551. 
iii. Annks, b. probably about 1510; living, with children, 10 Sept. 

1551 ;m. . 

iv. CiiitisTiAN (a dau^^hter), b. probably about 1512. 

v. A DAUdMTEii. d. before 10 Sept. 1551; in. Hyud. ChiUlren, 

living 10 S<>pt. 1551: 1. John. 2. Margaret. 3. linjiiit. 4. KUza- 

f>fth. 
* vi. A DAUGHTER (perhap.'«), d. before 10 Sept. l.'.'l ; m Chap^ 

MAN. Child: 1. liobcrt, living 10 Sept. 1551 

C. RoBKUT KiiHHiCH {William, William, William, ), of Bed- 
field, eo. Suffolk, tiie testator of 1577/8, born probably al)out 
1505, died between 27 Jan. 1577/8 and 13 Apr. 157S. The 
name of his wife is unknown. 

His father in his will devi.sed to him his dwelling in Saxsted 
and lands in Saxsted, IVamlinpham, I'^irl-Soham, and Monk- 
Soham, co. Suffolk. He was taxed at Bedtield in the subsidies 
of ir)45-ti, I.VIS 50, 15()5-0, and 1575-0, and, as Robert Ker- 
riehe of Bedtield, the elder, he was one of the executors of his 
father's will. His own will is vcr>' long, and shows that he 
belonir(>(l to the best class of the yeomanry. 

C'liiKlren: 

7. i. John, b. probably about 1535. 

8. ii. Thomas, b. prolnibly about 1.53S. 

9. iii. William, b. piohabiy about 1540. 
iv. Hose, b. jirobably about 154.'i. 

V. Giles, b, probably about 1515: taxed at Ilketshall St. Andrew, co. 
SutTolk. in the suh-^idy of 15t>5-4). Children, under twenty-one 
on '27 Jan. 1577/8: 1. Thomas. 2. John. 

7. Joiix Kkuuicii {Robert, William, William, William, ), of 

Saxsted. co. SufY*)lk, was born probably about 1535. He mar- 
ried probably Mahy . 

He is mentioned in his grandfather's will, dated 10 Sept. 
1551. His father in his will devised to him his lands and 
houses in Saxsted, Karl-Soham, and Framlingham, co. Suffolk, 
which had been owned by John's grandfather, bequeathed to 
him and his daughters household articles, livestock, etc., and 
appointed him one of his executors. He may be the John 
Kerrich who was taxed at Monk-Soham in the subsidy of 



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1565-6. He was taxed at Saxsted in the subsidy of 1591-2, 
but probably removed from that parish, as there is no record 
of his burial there. 
Children : 

i. Margaret, b. probably about 1564; m. at Saxsted, 11 July 1586, 

Hugh Butcher. 
ii. Isabel, b. probably about 1566; living 27 Jan. 1577/8. 
ill. Rose, b. probably about 1568; living 27 Jan. 1577/8. 
iv. Agnes, b. probably about 1570; m. at Saxsted, 30 Apr. 1589, Georgb 

Sparrot\'e. 

8. Thomas Kerrich (Robert, Willia^n, Willioin, William, ), 

of Saxsted, co. Suffolk, yeoman, the testator of 1621/2, born 
probabl}^ about 1538, was buried at Saxsted 21 Mar. 1624/5. 

He married first ; and secondly Margery , the 

testatrix of 1630, who was buried at Saxsted 14 May 1630. 

He is mentioned in liis grandfather's will, dated 10 Sept. 
1551. His father in his will devised to him houses and lands 
in Bedfield and Saxsted, including the use and occupation of 
the farm where the testator then (27 Jan. 1577/8) dwelt, and 
various articles of household stuff, livestock, etc., and appointed 
him one of the executors of the will. , 

Children, probably by first wife:* 

i. Robert, b. perhaps about 1564; living 6 Jan. 1621/2, when his 
father in his will devised to him a tenement in Saxsted and lands 
in Earl-Soham and Framlingham, and appointed him executor 
of the will.j 

ii. William, b. perhaps about 1566; living 6 Jan. 1621/2. J 

iii. Mary, b. perhaps about 1568; living 6 Jan. 1621/2. 

iv. John, b. perhaps about 1570; living 6 Jan. 1621/2, when his father 
in his will devised to him ten acres in Bedfield by the parsonage 
there. 

V. George, b. probably about 1572; Hving 6 Jan. 1621/2, when his 
father in his will devised to him eight acres in Saxsted called 
Dabbyes; perhaps identical with George Kerrich of Claydon, co. 
Suffolk, the testator of 1623, who in his will devised to his son 
Anthony his lands in Saxsted in the occupation of Francis Ramsey. § 

vi. Giles, of Saxsted, b. perhaps about 1574; possibly the Giles Kerrich 
who was bur. at Saxsted 17 June 1670; m. (1) ; m. (2) 

*It is impossible to fix with certainty the order and dates of birth of the children of Thomas 
Kerrich (8) or to separate with certainty his children by his first wife from those by his second wife. 
From his will it is clear that Robert was his eldest son. Thomas, according to the will probably 
the youngest son, was undoubtedly the only son by the second wife, as the nuncupative will of 
Margery Kerrich, widow, declared in May 1630, mentions only her son Thomas and his children 
(not named). Margery was probably a child by the second wife, named for her mother, and some 
of the other daughters also may have been children by the second wife. The fact that the records 
of baptism at Saxsted from 1574 to 1583 are missing increases the difficulty of determining the 
order of births of these children, and, moreover, the elder children may have been born at Bedfield. 
The order and dates given for the children in the pedigree are therefore merely probable, not abso- 
lutely proved. 

tA Robert Kerrich married Mary , and had the following children recorded at Saxsted; 

1. Thomas, baptized 12 Nov. 1612. 2. Francis, baptized 18 June 1616; buried 20 June 1616. 
3. Charles, baptized 28 Dec. 1622. This Robert Kerrich may have been the eldest son of Thomas 
(8) or perhaps a grandson of the latter. 

JA William Kerrich, perhaps this man or his son, married Susan , and had the following 

children recorded at Saxsted: 1. Susan, baptized 1 Feb. 1621/2; buried 3 Dec. 1622. 2. Susan, 
baptized 5 June 1623. 3. William, baptized 30 Apr. 1626. 4. Thomas, baptized 6 Mar. 1628/9; 
buried 8 Aug. 1630. 5. John, baptized 9 May 1630. 

§Cf . the will of this testator, supra, p. 293, for names of his wife, children, and grandchildren. 
He was probably the father of George Kerrich of Bramford, co. Suffolk, yeoman, the testator of 
1632/3, and the latter was probably the father of George Kerrich of Witnesham, co. Suffolk, hus- 
bandman, the testator of 1649. Cf. these wills, supra, pp. 293, 294, 



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before G Jan. 102 1/2 Elizabeth . Ilis father in his will 

devised to }>im and his "now wife EHzabeth" his tenement in 
Saxsted called Grymhles, which Giles was already occu[)ying. 
Children by eccon<l wife, baj)t. at Saxsted: 1. Dorothy, bapt. 4 
Mar. ir)25/r.. 2. John, bapt. 19 Aii«. 1627. 3. Samitel, bapt. 
11) Jan. 1029/30. 4. Elizabeth, bapt. 13 May 1032; bur. at Saxsted 
20 Jan. l()32/3. 5. Mary, bapt. 26 Jan. 1633/4. 6. Elizabeth, 
bapt. 13 Dec. 1630. 

vii. Katmehine, b. probably about 1570; living Jan. 1021/2; m. at 
Saxsted, IS Oct. 1002, Geouge Brown. Children, living Jan. 
1 02 1 /2 : 1 . Thoirmn. 2. George. 

yiii. Margaret, b. perhaps about 1578; living unm. Jan. 1621/2. 

ix. Alice, b. perha[)s about loSO; living unin. Jan. 1021/2. 

X. Joan, b. perhaps about 1582; living unm. 6 Jan. 1021/2. 

Children, probably by second wife: 

xi. Margery, b. perhaps about 1584; living Jan. 1021/2. 

xii. Thoma.s, b. perlians about 15S0; living, with children, in May 10.30; 

nrobably the 'Ihomas Kerrich who m. at Sa.xsted, 14 1018, 

AIargaret Hawkes, and had the following children bapt. at 
Saxsted: 1. Willinm, bant. 14 Oct. 101 S. 2. Thomas, bapt. 4 
Feb. 1020/1. 3. liobert, bapt. 2 Nov. 1023. 4. Philip, bapt. 26 
Feb. l(i25/0. 5. John, bapt. 1 Feb. 1028/9. 0. Marij, bapt. 19 
Aug. 1032. 

xiii. Elizabeth, bapt. at Saxsted 12 Feb. 1587/8; probably d. young. 

9. WiLLi.\M Kkuuicii {Robert, William, Willia7?i, William, ), 

of S{i\.<t(Ml, CO. Suffolk, the testator of 151)3, horn probably 
about l.>l(), was buried at Saxsted oO Mar. 1.VJ3. He married 

Marj^ery , who was buried at Saxsted 23 Apr. 10 10. 

His father in his will directed that his eldest son, John (7), 
to whom he devised his lands and houses in Saxsted, Karl- 
Soham, and Framlinpham which had been owned by John's 
grandfather, should pay to William C70, devised to William 
a tenement in Flarl-Soham, required \\'illiam to pay for the 
house in which he dwelt for half a year after his (the testator's) 
decease, and bequeathed to William and his daughters vari- 
ous articles of household stuff, with livestock, mone}', etc. 
Children: 

i. Isabel, b. probably about 1500; living 27 Jan. 1577/8. 

ii. Margaret, b. proi)ably al)out 150S; living 27 Jan. 1577/8. 

iii. Mary, b. probably about 1570; living 27 Jan. 1577/S. 

iv. Rose, bapt. at Sa.xsted 13 .\pr. 1572; d. 19 Sept. and bur. at Wes- 
thorpe, CO. Suffolk, 20 Sept. 1027; m. at Saxsted, 13 May 1000, 
Thomas Clarke of Westhorpe.* Eight children, for whom see 
the Clarke pedigree, supra, 3. 

V. Margery, bapt. at Saxsted July 1574; living 27 Jan. 1577/8. 

[To be continuedl 

•That the wife of Thomas Clarke w.is Rose, dauphter of William Kerrich. and not Rose, daughter 
of John Kerrich, William's brother, is shown by the will of Robert Kerrich, the grandfather of these 
two cousins, which proves that Rose, daughter of John, was older than Rose, daughter of 
William. Joseph Clarke, the youngest child of Thom.as and Rose (Kerrich) Clarke, was born 
9 Dec. IGIS, and it is clear that his mother was the Rose Kerrich who was baptized 13 Apr. 1572 
and was therefore already forty-six years old in 1618, and not the older cousin of the same name. 
Moreover, Thomas and Rose Clarke named one of their sons William, a new name in this Clal^ke 
family. 



302 Marriage Intention^ at Bucklandj Alass, [Oct. 



MARRIAGE INTENTIONS AT BUCKLAND, MASS., 

1793-1820 

The following entries have been abridged from the original record 
of intentions of marriage kept by the town clerk of Buckland, Mass., 
from 11 [?] Aug. [1793] to 11 Jan. 1820, inclusive. Each intention is 
dated '^Buckland/' and ends with the words 'T^. Sami. Taylor 
Town Clerk.'' In a few entries the date of the marriage also is given. 

Aug. 1 [torn] Eli Fuller of Buckland and [torn] Locklin of Conway. 

Sept. 13, 1793 Peter Shippee of Charlemont and Catharine Hines of Buck- 
land. Married Nov. 3, 1793. 

Oct. 20, 1793 Joshua Vincent of Ashfield and Phebe Negus of Buckland. 
Married Nov. 14, 1793. 

Oct. 27, 1793 Palmer Temple and Rhoda King, both of Buckland. 

Nov. 17, 1793 Jeremiah Ward and Hannah Ward, both of Buckland. 

Dec. 15, 1793 Josep[toni] and Percy Bass, both of Buckland. 

Jan. 10, 1794 David Vebber and Comfort Thompson, both of Buckland. 

Feb. 7, 1794 Jude Cross and Molly Ware, both of Buckland. 

Apr. 5, 1794 James Stebbins and Lydia Tyler, both of Buckland. 

May 2, 1794 Phinehas Bement of Ashfield and Jemima Griffith of Buck- 
land, 

Nov. 2, 1795 Jesse Thayer, a transient person, and Dinah Patrick of 
Buckland. 

Dec. 19, 1795 Joel Fish and Betsey Smith, both of Buckland. 

Dec. 26, 1795 Rufus Jones and Prudence Clark, both of Buckland. 

Jan. 1, 1796 Robert Clark, Jr., and Amy Jones, both of Buckland. 

Jan. 23, 1796 Howard Edson of Buckland and Rhoda Steel of Ashfield. 

June 21, 1796 Rev. Jonathan Grant of Hawley and Polly Taylor of 
Buckland. 

July 26, 1796 Calvin Leonard and Sallv Temple, both of Buckland. 

Aug. 27, 1796 Samuel Taylor, Jr., and Sally Butler, both of Buckland. 

Oct. 25, 1796 WilHam Jones of Buckland and Phebe Dodge of Guilford. 

Dec. 24, 1796 Zenas Graham and Abigial Taylor, both of Buckland. 

Jan. 21, 1797 Ariel Ware and Submit Phillips, both of Buckland. 

Jan. 3, 1797 James Reniff of Whitingham and Mary Cook of Buckland. 

Mar. 31, 1797 Joshua Whielden of Ashfield and Bethiah Taylor of Buck- 
land. 

Apr. 15, 1797 Marcus Cole of Conway and Sally White of Buckland. 

Aug. 5, 1797 Abraham Stebbings, Jr., of Buckland and Hannah Dodge 
of Hawley. 

Sept. 16, 1797 Elihu Vebber and Mercy Phillips, both of Buckland. 
Mai;ried Nov. 10, 1797. 

Sept. 18, 1797 Asa Fansworth of Guilford in the State of Vermont and 
Patty McNitt of Buckland. 

Oct. 14, 1797 Abisha Cross and Mercy Phillips, both of Buckland. 

Oct. 22, 1797 Lemuel Truesdel of Buckland and Clarisia WUder of Con- 
way. 

Nov. 10, 1797 Erastus Jones and Sally Clark, both of Buckland. 

Nov. 25, 1797 Olverson Hinds of Buckland and Widow Susannah Paine 
of Ashfield. 

Nov. 29, 1797 Lieut. Stephen Alhs and Miss Polly Munn, both of Buck- 
land. 

Dec. 1, 1797 James Brackett of Buckland and Anna Flowers of Ashfield. 



1921] Marriage Intentions at Buckland, Mass. 303 

Wyman Fosscndon and Mary Kilhorn, both of Buckland. 

Joseph Ballard of liuckland and Hhoda Williams of 

in the State of New Hampshire. 

Ali)hr('d Jones of T^uckland and Lilly Maxwell of Heath. 

Peter Hyther of Barnardston and Anna Blackmer of Buck- 
land. 

Samuel Brown of Guilford in the State of Vermont and 
Kachel Jones of liuckland. 

Jabez Brooks and Olive Taylor. 

]3enjaniin Knowlton of Howe and Elizabeth Grant of 
lUickland. 

Georpc Ware of Buckland and Mahitable Thompson of 
Shelburne. 

George BvonifT and Elizabeth Cook, both of Buckland. 

Jacob Whitinj^ and Lydia Putnam, both of Buckland. 

Darius Grant and Ijinice Ellis, both of Buckland. 

Stephen I-illis of liuckland and Susanna Colbourn of Charle- 
mont. 

Samuel Shilden of Conway and Clarissa Coleman of Buck- 
land. 

Stephen Temple and Parnal Shaw, both of Buckland. 

John Phelps and Euramy Ellis, both of liuckland. 

Samuel Moody and Mindell Eurbu>h. both of Buckland. 

Nehemiah Blanchard of Guilford and Lucv Jones of Buck- 
hmd. 

Hoshea Shaw of Buckland and Mahalay Day of Williams- 
burg. 

Elijah Allis of Buckland and Dolly Brown of Heath. 

Abraham Jones of Buckland and Susanna Upton of Charle- 
mont. 

Silas Ninis of Piuekland and luinice Call of Colrain. 

Samuel Truesdel of Buckland and Widow Molly Field of 
Conway. 

Eawrance Kemp of Shelburne and Mehitabcl Ellis of Buck- 
land. 

Henry Bassett and Hannah Phillips, both of Ashfield. 

John Bullard of Ikickland and Mary Clark of Charlemont. 

Joel Claj) of Southampton and Tirzah Trowbridge of Buck- 
land. 

Dr. Joseph Allen of Buckland and Miss Lucrecia Smead of 
Ashfield. 

Simeon Butler of Heath and Patty Carter of Buckland. 

Capt. William Hook and Miss Polly Ward, both of Buck- 
land. 

David Edson of Buckland and Polly Belding of A.<hfield. 

Joseph Griswold of Buckland and Lovice White of Charle- 
mont. 

William Jones, Jr., and Cloe Sprague, both of Buckland. 

Simeon Parsons of Infield in the State of Connecticut and 
Nancy Carter of Buckland. 

John Clark of Buckland and Susanna Clark of Pelham. 

Thomas Carter and Ann Tobey, both of Buckland. 

Othniel Johnson of Buckland and Anna Elmer of Ashfield. 
Married Mar. — , ISOL 

Joseph Taylor and Sally Potter, both of Buckland. 

Nathaniel Wilder of Buckland and Betsey Stearns of 
Leominster. 



Jan. 
Jan. 


15, 


179S 
1798 


Mar. 
Apr. 


24, 
21, 


17ns 

1798 


Apr. 


27, 


1798 


June 
June 


1, 

4, 


1798 
1798 


June 


4, 


1798 


Sept. 
Oct. 
Nov. 
Dec. 


22, 

18, 

0. 

15, 


1798 
1798 
1798 
1798 


Dec. 


15, 


1798 


Dec. 
Dec. 
Dec. 

Jan. 


22, 

22, 
31, 
20, 


1798 
1798 
1798 
1799 


Mar. 


21, 


1799 


Apr. 
June 


24, 

29, 


1799 
1799 


Aug. 
Sept. 


24, 
19, 


1799 
1799 


Sept. 


22, 


1799 


Nov. 
Dec. 
Jan. 


2, 

20, 

11, 


1799 
1799 
1800 


Feb. 


1, 


1800 


Apr. 
May 


25, 
10, 


1800 
1800 


June 
Nov. 


26, 
26, 


1800 
ISOO 


Dec. 
Dec. 


3, 

8, 


1800 
1800 


Jan. 

Mar. 

Mar. 


9, 
9, 


1801 
1801 
1801 


Mar. 
Apr. 


26, 

18; 


, 1801 
, 1801 



304 Marriage Intentions at Buckland, Mass. [Oct. 

June 6, 1801 John Graham Ward and Susanna Carter, both of Buckland. 
Aug. 12, 1801 Jonathan Ward and Ruth Taylor, both of Buckland. 
Dec. 5, 1801 Josiah Johnson, Jr., of Buckland and Betsey Elmer of 

Ashfield. 
Dec. 19, 1801 Leonard Aldrich of Sodus in the State of New York and 

Polly Furbush of Buckland. 
Jan. 26, 1802 James Butler of Buckland and Nancy Ward of Heath. 
Jan. 27, 1802 Lieut. Stephen Allis and Sophia Cole, both of Buckland. 
Feb. 8, 1802 Stephen Temple and Parnal Shaw, both of Buckland. 
Mar. 5, 1802 Jepththa Pike of Whitingham in the State of Vermont ai;d 

Hannah Clark of Buckland. 
Mar. 6, 1802 William Hatheway and Sela Briggs, both of Buckland. 
Apr. 5, 1802 Jabez Morgan of Buckland and Eunice Goodale of Conway. 
Apr. 5, 1802 Gardner Wilder, Jr., and Thankful Cobourn, both of Buck- 
land. 
May 6, 1802 Robert Cobb of Ashfield and Nancy Shaw of Buckland. 
May 15, 1802 Amos Brooks and Lucy Butler, both of Buckland. 
May 15, 1802 Luke Brown of Buckland and Candace Town of Plainfield. 
June 12, 1802 Barnet Wait Dole and Prudence Wilder, both of this town. 
June 15, 1802 John Brown of Guilford, State of Vermont, and Sylvilla 

Jones of this town. 
Aug. 6, 1802 Josiah Thompson and Electa White, both of this town. 
Sept. 3, 1802 Capt. Abijah Snow of Plainfield and Miss Rebecca Whiting 

of this town. 
Oct. 2, 1802 Mr. Rufus Trowbrige of this town and Miss Hannah 

Clap of Southampton. 
Oct. 28, 1802 David Nichols of Charlemont and Polly Johnson of Buck- 
land. 
Rufus Cross and Betsey Baldwin of Buckland. 
Jonathan Clark and Phebe Ellis, both of this town. 
Levi Steel, Jr., of Shelburne and Abigial Nims of this town. 
Zabina Smith of Buckland and Hannah Smith of Colerain. 
Barnabas Taylor, Jr., and Hannah Bellington, both of this 

town. 
Isaac Crittenden, Jr., of Ashfield and Sally Savage of Buck- 
land. 
Mr. Gardner Wilder of Buckland and Widow Molly Stearns 

of Fitchburg. 
Ethan Allen Clary of Ashfield and Electa Smith of Buck- 
land. 
William Taylor of Buckland and Widow Experience* Wa sh- 

burn of Charlemont. 
Joshua Boyden and Laura Taylor, both of Buckland. 
Henry Taylor and Eunice Taylor, both of Buckland. 
John Pike of Whitingham and Meribah Jones of Buckland. 
Lemuel Taylor, Jr., and Lucy Briggs, both of Buckland. 
Solomon Cook and Betsey Smith, both of this town. 
Rufus Trowbridge of Buckland and Deborah Pomeroy of 

Southampton. 
John Carter and Parne Nichols, both of this town. 
Oliver Colmam and Eunice Thompson, both of this town. 
Israel Smith and Esther Cook, both of this town. 
Jonathan Gleason of this town and Cybel Adams of Rowe. 

Daniel Sears of Ashfield and Electa Rawson of this town. 
« 

♦"Experience" is written in a different handwriting above "Mehetabel," which has been crossed 
out. 



Nov. 


8, 


1802 


Dec. 


11, 


1802 


Dec. 


25, 


1802 


Feb. 


5, 


1803 


Feb. 


9, 


1803 


Apr. 


14, 


1803 


June 


10, 


1803 


July 


15, 


1803 


Sept. 


1, 


1803 


Nov. 


10, 


1803 


Nov. 


10, 


1803 


Nov. 


23, 


1803 


Dec. 


15, 


1803 


Feb. 


9, 


1804 


Feb. 


25, 


1804 


Apr. 


14, 


1804 


May 


15, 


1804 


July 


28, 


1804 


Aug. 


11, 


1804 


Oct. 


27, 


1804 



Nov. 


23, 


1804 


Dec. 


28, 


1804 


Mar. 


7, 


1S05 


Apr. 


13, 


1805 


[Undated] 




Aug. 


26, 


1805 


Sept. 


21, 


1805 


Oct. 


12, 


1S05 


Oct. 


17. 


1805 


Nov. 


27, 


1805 


Dec. 


23, 


1805 


Jan. 


15, 


1806 



1921] Marriage Intentions at Buckland, Sfass. 305 

Nov. G, 1804 Capt. Thoma.s Ix)ngley of Ilawley and Martha Arms Taylor 

of Buckland. 
Josliua .I(jncs and Susanna Jone.s, both of Buckland. 
David Pitcher of Martinsburg in the t>tate of New York 

and Polly Trowbridge of Buckland. 
Henry Woodard and liachel Houghton, both of Buckland. 
Jonathan Ward of Albany and Susanna Taylor of Buckland. 
Lieut. Jasher Taylor of Buckland and Miss Mercy Taylor 

of Yarmouth. 
Jacob Fuller of Rutland in the State of New York and Delia 

Thayer of Buckland. 
Caleb Wade of Buckland and Hannah Rider of Yarmouth. 
John Jennings and Anna Woodward, both of Buckland. 
Oliver Rawson of thi.s town and IjAs Howes of Ashfield. 
James MoNitt and T^)ba Jones, both of P>uckland. 
Levi Taylor and Betsey Butler, both of this town. 
Mr. Ixjvi Stearns of Charlemont and Mrs. Sarah Butler of 

Buckland. 
17, 180G Mr. Paifus Taylor of Charlemont and Mrs. Thankful 

I'uller of Buckland. 
15, ISOG Abiel Pain of Hamilton in the State of New York and 

Lunice (Irant of Buckland. 
William Thayer of Buckland and Phebe Stacey of Taunton. 
Reuben Wright Field of Conway and Polly White of Buck- 
land. 
Benjamin Sprague, Jr., and Sally Jones, both of Buckland. 
Mr. I']bcnczer Belding of Ashfield and Widow Prudence 

Smith of Buckland. 
Blotchet Fuller and Hannah Wood, both of this town. 
Abraham Jones the 2nd and Susannah Sprague, both of 

Buckland. 
Perren Vebl^er of Rutland in the State of New York and 

Abigail Woodward of Buckland. 
James Temple and Alendo Sherwin, both of Buckland. 
Mr. Robert Clark of Buckland and Mrs. Susannah Pike of 

Whitingham, State of Vermont. 
Sylvester Maxwell, Esq., of Charlemont and Miss Tirzah 

Taylor of Buckland. 
Lecmard Pike of Whitingham and Sally McNitt of Buck- 
land. 
John Vebber and Azubah Woodward, both of Buckland. 
Nehcmiah Sal>in of Hallifax, State of Vermont, and Zilpha 

Putnam of Buckland. 
Hugh ()uin, Jr., and Hannah Edson, both of Buckland. 
Mr. Levi Cook of Ashfield and Mrs. Nancy Jones of Buck- 
land. 
Ebenezer Wade and Hannah Flower, both of Buckland. 
Joseph Torry of Southhampton and Betsey Trowbridge of 

Buckland. 
Mr. Royal Ivimbal of Cheshire and Miss Polly Harv^ey of 

Buckland. 
Mr. Jonathan Sprague and Mrs. Sarah Harris, both of 

Buckland. 
Mr. Jabez Brooks and Miss Polly Wilder, both of Buckland. 
Enoch Lilly of Hawley and Chloe Lackey of Buckland. 
Mr. James Mantor of Hawley and Miss Gratia Taylor of 

Buckland. 



Feb. 
Feb. 


20, 
20, 


1806 
1806 


Mar. 
Mar. 


20, 
27, 


1806 
1806 


May 
July 


10, 
22, 


1806 
1806 


Aug. 


23, 


1806 


Oct. 
Oct. 


0, 
31, 


1806 
1806 


Nov. 


15, 


1806 


Nov. 


22, 


1806 


Dec. 
Jan. 


22, 

8, 


1806 
1807 


Jan. 
Jan. 


17, 
24, 


1807 
1807 


Feb. 
Oct. 


6, 


1807 
1807 


Jan. 


27, 


1808 


Mar. 


IS, 


ISOS 


Aug. 
Sept. 
Oct. 


27, 
17, 
13, 


ISOS 
1808 
1808 



306 Marriage Intentions at Buckland, Mass. [Oct. 

Mr. Asa Nichols of Buckland and Mrs. Rachel Cook of 

Shelburne. 
Mr. Samuel Butler and Miss Lucinda Howes, Mr. Elisha 

Smith and Miss Diantha Butler, Mr. Roswell Butler and 

Miss Esther Pratt, all of Buckland. 
Charles Winchester of Row and Reney Rice now residing in 

Buckland. 
Mr. Stephen Pomeroy and Miss Dorothy Carter, both of 

Buckland. 
Mr. Phinehas Bartlet of Conway and Miss Pamela Pomeroy 

of Buckland. 
Luther Rawson and Sybel Gleason, both of Buckland. 
Reuben W. Field and Abigail S. White, both of Buckland. 
Josiah Hath way, Jr., and Martha Johnson, both of this 

town. 
Samuel Maxam of Coleraine and Patty Nims of Buckland. 
Arnold Streeter of Plainfield and Ruth Butler of Buckland. 
William Shcrwin and Mcrcia Carter, both of Buckland. 
Phinehas Brigham of Southborough and Susannah Ames, 

Jr., of Buckland. 
Amos Sbepard and Harriot Taylor, both of Buckland. 
I^aac Pomeroy, Jr., of Southampton and Mary Spaulding, 

Jr., of Buckland. 
John Davis and Harriot Flower, both of Buckland. 
Stephen Porter of Hawley and Mcriam Wait Reduck of 

Buckland. 
Peter Thompson and Prudence Carter, both of Buckland. 
Capt. Luke Carter of Buckland and \\'idow Allice Fales of 

Charlemont. 
Mr. Hezekiah Hayden Palmer of Windsor in the State of 

Connecticut and Miss Al)igial Taylor of Buckland. 
Rufus Booth of Buckland and Eliza Dane of Shut^sbury. 
Ariel Tilden of Heath and Polly Sprague of Buckland. 

Married July 3, IMl. 
John Coleman and Nancy Spaulding, both of Buckland. 
Daniel Bement of Buckland and Dorcas Dodge of Shel- 
burne. 
John Wood, Jr., of Buckland and Mary Warren of Shel- 
burne. 
Martin Howard of Charlemont and Polly Brooks of Buck- 
land. 
John Porter and Marj' Chapin. both of Buckland. 
Lieut. Stephen Allis and Miss Thankful Comstock, both of 

Buckland. 
Joshua Ward and Lucy Warren, bpth of Buckland. 
Mr. Joseph Fuller of Ashfield and Miss Lucretia Wood of 

Buckland. 
Stephen Temple, Jr., and Sophia Brooks, both of Buckland. 
Fobes Lackey of Palmyra in the State of New York and 

Lucy Pomeroy of Buckland. 
Zebina Ward and Polly Temple, both of Buckland. 
Edward Phelps of Salsbury in the State of Vermont and 

Manerva Butler of Buckland. 
Ebenezer Woodward of Rutland in the State of New York 

and Sylvia Johnson of Buckland. 
Orren Taylor of Buckland and Anna Hall of Charlemont. 



Nov. 


9, 


1808 


Nov. 


29, 


1808 


Dec. 


7, 


1808 


Dec. 


22, 


1808 


Dec. 


31, 


1808 


Apr. 


27, 


1809 


May 


30, 


1809 


July 


14, 


1809 


Oct. 


3, 


1809 


Oct. 


14, 


1809 


Oct. 


7, 


1809 


Nov. 


4, 


1809 


Nov. 


10, 


1809 


Dec. 


4, 


1809 


Mar. 


21, 


1810 


Jan. 


4, 


1811 


Mar. 


8, 


1811 


Apr. 


3, 


ISll 


May 


18, 


1811 


May 


26, 


1811 


May 


30, 


1811 


June 


8, 


1811 


Oct. 


5, 


1811 


Nov. 


20, 


1811 


Nov. 


29, 


1811 


Dec. 


13, 


1811 


Dec. 


14, 


1811 


Feb. 


27, 


1812 


Apr. 


18, 


1812 


May 


5, 


1812 


June 


2, 


1812 


Aug. 


4 


1812 


Aug. 


10, 


1812 


Aug. 


13, 


1812 




11. 


1812 



1921] Marriage Intentions at Buckland, Ma.ss. 307 

Sept. 20, 1S12 Knoch Shaw of Bucklftnd and Bct^y Moore of Goshen. 

Sept. 30, IS 12 Sinis^^on Hrun.son of A.'^hlieid and liet<<»y Txlson of Huck- 
* land. 

Nov. 18, 1812 Jonathan Wilson, Jr., of Colcrain and Polly Nims of Buck- 
land. 

Jan. 1, 1813 Samuel AllLs and Sally Hoyden. Imth of Huckland. 

Jan. 15, 1813 A.sa Taylor of Buckland and Margaret Wil.'ion of Colrain. 

Mar. 19, 1813 I.saac Jones and BcUsey Clark, both of Buckland. Married 
Apr. — . 

Apr. 7, 1813 Mr. Willian Karn?<worth of Hawley and the Widow Sarah 
rircen of Hurkliind. 

May 21), 1S13 Mantor Ware and I.ury Field, both of Buckland. 

July 6, 1813 Zerah (Iraharn of Charlemont and Clari.<a Taylor of Buck- 
land 

Aug. 23, 1813 John Chil.Mon and Clarissa Butler, both of Buckland. 

Aug. 30, 1813 Mr. Silas Benton of Ridge way in the State of New York 
and Miss Sahra Poniery of jiuckland. 

Oct. S, 1S13 Mr. Benjamin Parley, Jr., of Colraine and Miss Klecta 
Nim.s of Buckland. 

Oct. 22, 1813 Klias I'ptnn. Jr., of Ch&rlemont and Triphcna Hathaway 
of Buckland. 

Oct. 23, 1813 Ju.stice Ruddock of Buckland and Rluxia Demman of 
Hawley. 

Dec. 25, l81o Mr. Am, Thayer of Hawley and Widow Mercy Taylor of 
Buckland. 

Apr. 8, 1814 Mr. .lovj-vh Cobb and Mi.Ha Phebe Shaw, both of Buckland. 
Married May 2. ISM. 

May 3. 1814 Joel Sprague and Rel)Occa Plli.s, both of Buckland. 

May 13, 1814 Mr. Knos Taylor, Jr., and MLss Permela lAzell, both of 
Buckland. 

Mny 14, 1814 William Vebl^er and Lydia Sprague, both of Buckland. 
Married .June 2, 1S14. 

Aug. 5, 1S14 Rufus Taylor, Jr., of Worthington and Klecta Taylor of 
Buckland. 

Aug. 20, 1814 Nathan Porter of A.«*hrield and Elizabeth Taylor of Buck- 
land. 

Oct. 18, 1814 David McNitt and Jemima Ellis, lx)th of this town. 

Nov. 0, 1814 Jesse Coleman of Buckland and EU/jibeth Avcrj' of Charle- 
mont. 

Nov. 30, IS 14 Kphraim William of Buckland and Mar>* Williams Tobcy 
of Hawley. 

Dec. 8, 1814 Kliphalet Adams of Colerain and Thankful Nims of Buck- 
land. 

Dec. 31, 1S14 John Sprague and Margaret Ware, both of Buckland. 

Jan. 21, 1815 Lieut. Stephen Allis and Mrs. Rachel Trow, both of Buck- 
land. 

Feb. S, 1815 Henry Woodward, Jr., of Rutland in the County of Jcffen^on 
and State of New York and Miss Susanna Johnson of 
Buckland. Married Feb. 21. 1815. 

Mar. 4, 1815 Rueben Hinman of Conway and Anna Nims of Buckland. 

Apr. 13, 1815 Mr. I>ebbeus Rude of Ashfield and Widow Abigial Tryon 
of Huckland. 

June 24, 1815 Horace Wells of Charlemont and Dorothy Taylor of Buck- 
land. 

Sept. 15, 1815 David Wade and Elizabeth Davis, both of Buckland. Mar- 
ried Oct. 4. 

VOL. LXXV. 20 



308 Marriage Intentions at Buckland, Mass. [Oct. 

Sept. 18, 1815 Eliphalet Burnham of Porafret in the State of New York 

and Beledera Carter of Buckland. 
Oct. 4, 1815 Joshua Totman of Colrain and Widow Phebe Jones of 
Buckland. 

Amasa Woodward and Abigail Clark, both of Buckland. 

Ehphas Woodward of Rutland, in the State of New York 
and Joanna Veber of Buckland. 

Erastus Tavlor and Lucv Trow, both of Buckland. 

John C. Ward and Polly Pratt, both of Buckland. 

Mr. Alfred Trow of Chatauque in the State of New York 
and Miss Rcleaf Carter of Buckland. 

Mr. Nathan Smith of Chatauque in the State of New York 
and Miss Sally Putnam of Buckland. 

George Ilinckloy of Pomfret in the State of New York and 
Harriet Brooks of Buckland. 

Marshal Lazcll and Lucinda Taylor, both of Buckland. 

Moses Demmary [?| and Rebecca Davis, both of Buckland. 

Hiram Lazcll of Chatauque in the State of New York and 
Esther Pratt of Buckland. 

Japhet Chapin, Jr., and Betsey Sprag:uc, both of Buckland. 

Otis Hinkley of Pomfret in the State of New York and 
Sally Taylor of Buckland. 

James Clark, Jr., and Lydia Woodward, both of Buckland. 

William Bassett of Hawley and Polly Trow of Buckland. 

Willis Carter and Roxana Lazell, both of Buckland. 

Josiah Ward and Sally Perkins, both of Buckland. 

Abraham Jones, Jr., of Buckland and Miss Minerva Upton 
of Zoar. 

Samuel Perkins and Sophia Crosset, both of Buckland. 

Ix)vewell Johnson of Hoosick in the State of New York 
and Polly Rawson of Buckland. 

Joseph Fuller and Mclinda White, both of Buckland. 

Rodolphus Allis and Polly Boyden, both of Buckland. 

Scth Ivoonard and IClccta Davis, both of Buckland. 

Eli Eddy of Buckland and Esther Chandler of Barnardston. 

John Nims, Jr., of Buckland and Drusilla Hilman of Con- 
way. 

Mr. Elisha Pike of Charlemont and Mrs. Susannah Ward of 
Buckland. 

Levi Fisk of Bergen in the County of Genesee and State of 
New York and Cynthia Colman of Buckland. 

Levi Coy of Colrain and Lucy Nims of Buckland. 

Charles White and Esther Russell, both of Buckland. 

Roswell Rice of Charlemont and Sarah Hathaway of Buck- 
land. 

Edmund Tayor [sic, ? Taylor] of Buckland and Sarah 
Warner of Plainfield. 

Levi Sprague the 2nd and Cjnthia Chapin, both of Buck- 
land. 

Alvah Lazell and Olive Brooks, Newel Townsley and Sub- 
mit Putnam, Lieut. George Mayhew and Armenia 
Lazell, all of Buckland. 

1 



Nov. 
Nov. 


25, 1815 
25, 1815 


Dec. 
Apr. 
Aug. 


2, 1815 
6, 1810 
5, 1816 


Aug. 


5, 1816 


Aug. 


13, 1816 


Oct. 

Nov. 

July 


9, 1816 

1, 1816 

18, 1817 


July 
Sept. 


30, 1817 
13, 1817 


Nov. 
Nov. 

Nov. 
Mar. 
Apr. 


6, 1817 
25, 1817 
29, 1817 

11, 1818 

12, 1818 


May 
June 


27, 1818 
3, 1818 


Sept. 

Oct. 

Dec. 

Dec. 

Jan. 


16, 1818 
31, 1818 
19, 1818 
29, 1818 
2, 1819 


Feb. 


13, 1819 


Mar. 


27, 1819 


Apr. 
June 
Sept. 


26, 1819 
26, 1819 
15, 1819 


Oct. 


30, 1819 


Dec. 


6, 1819 


Jan. 


11, 1820 



i 



1921) William Punchard and His Family 309 



WII LI AM IM N( IIAKD OF NEW HAVKx\, CONN., 
AND !IIS FAMILY 

By DoNAiJ) LiNtu Ja(obu», M. A., of Mount Cannel, Conn. 

1. William' Punchard, of untracod antecedents, settled in New 
Haven/ where he dird 10 Dec. 171S. He married first, 21 Apr. 
170:i, Hannah' Hkown. daughter of Kleaz<»H (Francis') and Sanih 
(Bulkley); and s<*condly. Z\ Mav 1717. Mehitabkl* Pkrkins, born 
29 Oct. 1692, died in 1751, dauRhter of David* (l':dward'j and De- 
liverance. 

Children by first wife: 

i. William,* b. 1 Aug. 1701; d. vounR. 

ii. Ani<;ML. h. '20 July 170S- d. 2t\ Oct. 1771, ai?c<l 67 (Rravrcstono 
fit Mount CanncJj; m 2 Feb. 1726/7 Daniel* Bradlet. b. 4 Aur. 
I7»M',, d. 9 Feb. 1773, a«erl 67 {tb.), s. of Daniel' (Abraham,' 
William') and Sarah (Ba<«ictt). Six rhildren. 

ill. Hannah, b. 2 Oct. 1711; m. (1) il M.ir. 1737/8 Hezekiah* 
Bek( iiEH. b. 11 June 17(X}, d. 21 Sept. 1751, aged 48 (Rraveatono 
at New Haven). «. of J(Mcph» (I.iaac*) and Lydia (? Itolwrts); 
m. (2) 7 May 1752 KN<m« Pakdee, b. 12 Sept. 1720, d. in 1792, 8. 
of Fno«* (Jcwvph,' OeorRc') and .XbJKail (Holt). Only child by 
fin<t hiLHband: 1. Ilauwih, b. 20 Mar. 17ir> 7; d. 21 Aug. 1751, 
aged 5 (gravoMt4)nc at New Haven). Only chihl by .second hus- 
band: 2. Hanruih, b. 5 June 1753; m. 5 Juno 1771 Timothy Spcrry 
of Burlington. 

Children by second wife: 

iv. Sauaii, b. V^ Fob. 1717;iS; d. at>out 1761; m. (1) 27 Fob. 1730/10 
Joseph* r«>DD, b. 1 Nov. 1711, d. alxmt 1756, s. of John* (John,' 
Chri.stonhor*) and Hannah (Butler); m. (2) H Sept. 1757 Charles 
Sahin. bunt. 18 Apr. 1725; d. in Apr. 17S9, 8. of Hezokiah and 
Z<rviah ilbwmor). Tho prt)bate rec<jrdM show that S.irah loft 
no surviving i.ssuo. ChiUin^n by first husband: 1. iri//iam, b. 
27 D<»c. 1710; d. young. 2. Joseph, b. 20 .\ug. 1713; d. young. 
2. V. William, b. 29 Oct. 1719. 

vi. Maky, b. 23 Mar. 1721/2; d. about 171S; m. 12 Mar. 1716/7 
Timothy* (iouham, b. 13 Nov. 1723, a. of I.naac* (.laboz,' John') 
and ILuuiah (.Milos).t Uc m. (2) 1 Jan. 1719 .50 Sarnh Brown, 
by whom he had oi^ht rliildrcii. Child: 1. Mehiiabel, b. 21 Dec. 
1717; m. 10 Nov. 1771 Barnabas Mulford. 

vii. Meiiitauel, b. 1 Oct. 1726; d. young. 

2. William- Pi'\riL\Hi) {William^), of New Haven, born 29 Oct. 
1711), died probably after 1794. He married, 12 Feb. 174G/7, 
Maih'^ Gohham, l)orn 10 Oct. 1721, died 1 Apr. and buried 
2 .\pr. 1773 (records of Trinitv Church, New Haven), daughter 
of Isa:u'^ (Jabcz.2 John') and* Hannah (Miles). t 

William Punchard was a member of Trinity Church (Protes- 
tant Episcopal), New Haven. No record of liis death or estate 
has been found. 

Children: 
i. Mary,' b. 10 xMay 1719 and bapt. at New Haven 18 Feb. 1749/50 

•All places mentioned in this article are situated within the present limits of the State of Con- 
necticut, unless another State or region is indicated in the text or may be easily inferred from the 
context. 

tCf. Register, vol. 54, pp. 168. 173. 



310 



Records of the First Church of WellSf Me. 



[Oct. 



(records of St. James's Church, Derby); d. 25 Sept. 1823, aged 74 

(gravestone at New Haven)- m. (1) (probably William) 

Sherman; m. (2) at Trinity Church, New Haven (under the name 
of Mary Sherman), 23 Nov. 1793, Abrah.vm^ Bradley (whose 
name was changed at baptism from Israel to Abraham), b. 15 
Aug. 1746, d. 24 Jan. 1825, aged 79 (gravestone), s. of Abraham* 
(Abraham,' Abraham,' William^ and Lois (Mansfield).* Only 
child by second husband: 1. William, b. IS Dec. 1795 and bapt. 
at Trinity Church, New Haven, 22 Feb. 1796, aged 3 months; 
d. 16 Mar. 1877, aged 81; m. 26 Feb. 1826 Caroline Munson, dau. 
of Isaac and Polly (Pritchard); they left issue. 
ii. William, bapt. at New Haven in May 1752 (records of St. James's 
Cnurch, Derby); d. between 1783 and 1787; m. Phebe Thomp- 
son, who d. 6 Apr. 1837, aged 84 (gravestone at New Haven). 
She m. (2) 21 May 1787 Charles Prindlo. In June 1780 she joined 
the Second Congregational Church, New Haven, where her four 
children were baptized; with her second husband she was a 
member of Trinity (>hurch. New Haven. Administration on the 
e^state of William Punchard, Jr., was granted in 1794 t) Charles 
Prindle, with Abraham Bradlev as surety. No distribution of 
the estate is recordeil. Children: 1. Mary,* bapt. 30 July 1780. t 

2. Phebe, bant. 30 July 1780;. "P Punchard daughter of 

Punc-nard now Mrs. Prindle" was buried 28 Jan. 1791, 

aged 10 (records of Trinitv Church). 3. Betsey, bapt. 18 Aug. 
1782. 4. Williani, bant. ' 13 Apr. 1783; "William Punchard son 
of Phebe wife of Charles Prindle" d. 16 June 1793, aged 10 years, 
3 months (records of Trinity Church). 



RECORDS OF THE FIRST CHURCH OF WELLS, ME. 

Communicated by George Sawin Stewart, A.B., of Watertown, Mass. 

[Continued from page 123] 

A Record of Infant Males that have received Baptism in the First Church 
of Christ in Wells. From February, Twenty-seventh 1754. being bro't 
thereto by One or Both of their Parents; With a Line Drawn under the 
Parent's Name by whom they were Ilespectively bro't.t 

1754 
March 10th; 



Stephen 


Son of Xathan <fe 


Tabitha 


Hatch 


Mastice 


SamtLcl 


Hannah 


Tread well Junr; 


Joshua 


Joshua 


Joanna 


Edwards 


Israel 


Xehemiah 


Joanna 


Annis 


Solomon 


Lemuel 


Sarah 


Hatch 


Seth 


Abel 


Miriam 


Getchel 



March 24th; 

•The identity of Mary Punchard's first husband is not positively established, but the followint 
records of Trinity Church are believed to refer to him and his family: William, son of William and 
"Molly" Sherman, was baptized 13 Aug. 1775. William Punchard being one of the sponsors; William 
Sherman (probably this child) was buried 11 Oct. 1788, aged 17. Xo further reference to thi» 
William Sherman appears in the town, church, land, or probate records of New Haven. The in- 
scription on Mary's gravestone calls her "Mary Punchard wife of Abraham Bradley." 

tNew Haven deeds show that she was living unmarried in 1801, and indicate, without proving 
positively, that in 1805 she was the wife of Ralph Hervey of New Haven. 

JCf. supra, p. 104, footnote designated by §. The arrangement described there is used also in 
the following pages, for the period from 27 Feb. 1754 to 8 Aug. 1759. The brief heading at the 
top of each page, such as "A Record of Infant Males [or Females] Baptized in the first Church in 
Wells," is omitted in this printed copy, and a column at the extreme right of each page, which 
gives a consecutive number to each child baptized, is also omitted. 



19211 




Ju'curda of the First Church of Wells, 


Me. 311 


March 


31.st; 


Henry Son of 


JoAe])h A 


Elijmbeth 


Day 






lOdrnund 


Edmund 


Huth 


Welch 


17M 












April y 


L»11 


< »!.i'lijih 


John 


Mary 


Oii««»in^ 






w 


Samuf.l 


Hannah 








.1 M 


Jonathan 


Pnsnlla 


:' ■■•11 


April 
Maj 


2lHt; 


J 


James 


Adah 


- . -.v 


5th; 


MaltljiiLH 


Amo» 


Joanna 


rer 


Met 


I'Jth: 


John 


Samuel 


Mary 


<. .Id 


Maj 


•jr.tli; 


I r.inciM 


JOM^H 


Mary 


'.. .:in 


Maj 


2fitl»; 


S>l<»[non 


X 


Abigail 


Stevens 


MftT 


•J'.'h: 


JoTph 


Jt f ' rndJi 


Lydia 


1 T . I 


JUM'* 


•••ii: 


VrlauiU 


John 


Susanna/i 


ael 


Juilft 


I'.fh: 


J":i itlmn 


Thomas 


Anna 


Ho-ton 


Jun^ 


•j: i: 


1 •, .1. 


SMfiul 


Mary 


r. . ton 


June 


'-' ' ' . 


.-i 


Nathamd 


Abigail 


( . > >ld 


July 


•Jl^t; 


l^nih.im.ih 


John 


Phebe 


Maxell 


July 


• 1 1 . 


^ -h 


James 


Sarah 


P 


Auk; 


T , 


I 


Jeremiah 


Sarah 


1 !.l. Junr 


Aur: 


•Ifh 


Duvid 


Lfinneu 
Daniel 


Keziah 


\'rrean 


Novr: 


17t(i: 


r.'l:iti:ih 


Hannah 


r' • ' ... 


Novt: 


Jlth: 


J.H-l 


Jowph 


Jcrufha 


i: 


Deer; 

1 T.'io 
Janu: 


Mh; 




IVhiliah 


John 


Elisabeth 


Perkins 


r,th. 


John 


John 


Sarah 


P 


Jjinr: 


W). 


Joseph 


Sparks 


Phebe 


i 


jAiir: 


29 


Hartholornow 


Paid 


Mary 


( looiiwin 


Janr: 


29. 


Jo^rph 


Benja: 


Dorcas 


! •' • .^Id 


Feb: 


9 


Klijah 


Zebxdun 


Ptr\*iifinnh 


I 


Mar: 


K). 


Daniel Libby 


John 


P. 


. en3, Junr 


Mar: 


21. 


I!lx'n«'zer 


Thnrnas 


A ., 




Apr: 


i;^ 


Jtvljuliah 


J n'nn 


E'ki: i " :''i 


t . ie 


Apr: 


1.^ 


i riezcr 


Afntys 


Joanna 


Storer 


April: 


20 


l):ivid 


Nathan 


Tabitha 


Hatch 


April: 


20 


A brain 


Joseph 


Elisabeth 


Morri^n 


Mav: 


11. 


John 


John 


Bathsheba 


Hatch 


Mnv: 


IS. 


.I'Un 


John 


Abigail 


Frost 


Mixy: 


IS. 


> iMUlol 


John 


Abigail 


Frost 


Mixy 


25. 


Daniel 


Ebenezer 


Mehetable 


Littlefied 


M;iy 


2.">. 


Daniel 


Joseph 


Dorcas 


Cheney 


May 


2.'). 


James 


James 


Rachd 


lUuzy 


May 


25. 


Paul 


James 


Rachel 


Buzzy 


June 


20 


William 


\ichoIas 


Kezia 


Gowen 


Julv. 


r>. 


Jonathan 


Isaac 


Hannah 


Bussell 


July. 


1.^ 


Benjamin 


Nathaniel 


Sarah 


Clark, Junr 


Aug: 


M: 


Houben 


Samuel 


Bath'^hcba 


Stewart 


Septr: 


7th 


Timothy 


John 


Abigail 


Winn 


Sept; 


21. 


Daniel 


John 


Bethiah 


Wormwood 


Sept; 


21. 


I-liab 


EUab 


Bathsheba 


Littlefield 


Sept : 


2S 


John 


Michael 


Mary 


Willson 


Sept: 


28 


Solomon 


Ijcmuel 


Sarah 


Hatch 


Octr; 


8. 


Samuel 


John 


Elisabeth 


Willson: Junr: of 
Phillips-Town 



•From this date on in the manuscript records the year for each entry is Riven on the same line 
with and next to the month and day, but for eje.iter convenience in printing each year ia here 
cir«n only ouce, above the month and day of the first entry for that year. 



312 



Records of the First Church of Wells, Me. 



[Oct. 



Octr: 


8. 


Joshua Son of 


Samuel & 


Mercy 


Stapels of Phillips- 
Town 


Novr: 


2d: 


Jotham 


Obediah 


Lydia 


Littlefield 


Deer: 


7. 


Chesley 


Sparks 


Phebe 


Perkins 


Deer: 


21. 


John 


Joseph 


Lydia 


Eaton 


Deer. 


28. 


Seth 


John 


Mary 


Storer. Junr 


1756 












Janr: 


4. 


Nathaniel 


Jeremiah 


Abigail 


Storer. Junr 


Janr: 


11. 


Naphtali 


Isaac 


Dorothy 


Hatch 


Febr; 


4. 


Stephen 


Stephen 


Lois 


Ann is 


Febr: 


15. 


Ebenezer 


Gideon 


Adah 


Speere 


Febr: 


15. 


John 


Gideon 


Adah 


Speere 


Febr: 


29. 


Nathan 


Joshua 


Ruth 


Adams 


Febr: 


29. 


William 


Joshua 


Ruth 


Adams 


Febr: 


29. 


Joshua 


Joshua 


Ruth 


Adams 


Febr: 


29. 


Stephen 


Joshua 


Ruth 


Adams 


Febr: 


29. 


Timothy 


Thomas 


Anna 


Baston 


Mar: 


11. 


John 


Edward 


Hannah 


Whitehouse of 
Plulhpstown 


Mar: 


11: 


Obediah 


Edward 


Han nail 


Wiiitchouse. of 
Phillipstown 


Mar: 


20. 


J()sei)h 


Joseph 


Anna 


Boston 


Mar: 


20. 


Aaron 


Joseph 


A n na 


Boston 


Mar. 


20. 


Dependence 


Hilton 


Elisabeth 


Day 


Mar: 


28. 


Benjamin 


Daniel 


Mary 


Morrison, Junr. 


Mar: 


28. 


Gershom 


Sfu bxiel 


Mary 


Boston 


Mar: 




James 


James 


Sarah 


Davis 


Apr: 


25. 


John 


John 


Sarah 


Cain 


May. 


2. 


Eliphalet 


Benja: 


Tfiankjull 


Taylor 


May 


30. 


Samuel 


SamiLcl 


Margret 


lunery 


Aug: 


16 


Stephen 


Benja, 


Jane 


Crediford 


Aug: 


23. 


Asa 


David 


Sarah 


IX)W 


Aug: 


23, 


Joseph 


John 


Sxisanah 


Littlefield 


Aug: 


23. 


Nathaniel 


Joshua 


Joanna 


lOd wards 


Aug: 


29. 


Abraham 


A braham 


Mary 


Storer 


Aug: 


29. 


Ehjah 


Jonathan 


Priscilla 


Hatch 


Aug. 


29. 


Pelatiah 


Benja; 


Dorcas 


Littlefield 


Sept: 


19. 


Salathiel 


John- 


Sarah 


Penny 


Novr; 

1757 
Janr; 


21. 


Jonathan 


Joseph 


Mary 


Winn 


9. 


Francis 


Daniel 


Hannah 


El dredge 


Janr; 


23. 


Amos 


Samuel 


Bathsheba 


Stewart 


Febr: 


14. 


Daniel 


Elijah 


Tabitha 


Stewart 


Mar; 


6, 


Benjamin 


Joseph 


Mary 


Wheelwright 


Mar; 


13. 


John 


George 


Mary 


Jacobs 


Mar: 


13. 


Solomon 


Edward 


Ruth 


Welch 


Mar: 


13. 


Ebenezer 


Gideon 


Rebecca 


Hatch 


Apr: 


10. 


WiUiam 


John 


Bathsheba 


Hatch 


May 


1st; 


Spencer 


Nicholas 


Keziah 


Gowen 


May 


1st 


Thomas Wells 


Thomas 


Susannah 


Goodwin 


May 


8 


Pelatiah 


Thomas 


Abigail 


Penny 


May 


8. 


Pelatiah 


John 


Bathsheba 


Stevens. J\inr. 


May 


8 


Joseph 


Joshua 


Ruth 


Adams 


May 


8. 


Jeremiah 


Jeremiah 


Lydia 


Hatch 


May 


15. 


Hammonds 


Samuel 


Hannah 


Treadwell Junr. 


June 


5 


William 


William 


Priscilla 


Patten 



1921 



lUcords of the First Church of Welh, Mc. 



313 



June 5 .Jos4«ph Son uf JoJicph 6i JIantuih 

Juno 8 Jcvsc Samuel TabUlia 

1759 

Irl) 28 Micliiirl Michael Mary 



1758 



John 



1759 

luly l»t JnMph 



bU'phcn 
Joseph 



Dorcas 



StoriT 
Butland 

WiNon By Revd 
Mr Lyman 

Annis by Mr Ly- 
man 

Chanry by Mr 
Smith 



A Record of Infant Femiilex, that have Uecoived Baptism in the First 
Church of Chri.Ht in Wells Frt)m Fehniar>', Twonty-iscvcnth 175^1, bein^ 
bro't Thrreto by One or lioth of thrir Parents; With a line Drawn under 
the Name by wfiom they were Ke,s|)ectively Brought. 



17M 
March. 



2d; 



Marrh. IT.th 



17M 
April ye 1 Uh; 
April ye 2sth 



Mav 

M:iv 
Mav 
Mav 

MnV 
Mav 

May 
June 
June 

JllIX' 
JUIM> 

Novr; 
Novr; 
Peer: 
Deer: 

1755t 
Janii: 
Janr: 
Janr: 
Janr: 
Fobr: 
Febr: 
Feb: 
Feb: 



IJth: 
IJth: 
IJth; 
•JC.th; 

■Jf.fh: 

J'.'i.; 

jr.th; 

LM: 
l»th; 

:«)th; 

17th; 
17th: 
2J(1: 
2Jd: 

5th: 
5th: 

1'). 

29. 
2d: 
2d: 

11. 

•23. 



Lucy Da 

Hannah 
Domthy 
Sarah 
Miriam 
Abigail 
l.vdia 
1 >()ri'as 
r ... ,rt 



Marv 
Sarah 
M V 

Sa. 

Loi.s 

•Xnna 
Abi^;:iil 

KliMiU'th 

Hannah 

Mary 

Susannah 

NLary 

SiiNannah 

Sarah 

Amy 

Lydia 

Bettv 

M.^llv 

Alice 

I^iscilla 

Lydia 

Hannah 

Klisalx^th 

Eunice 



*o( John 

JoKix 

J t ji trif/ 

Joshua 

Davui 

Thrmaa 

lirnja: 

FratiriA 

A braham 

Jonhun 

J nsrpti 

Stephen 

Sicholoit 

Joseph 

Isaac 

George 

Jetwiuoh 

Samud 

Satmiel 

F!>jah 

Da 'lid 

John 

Josrph 

Daniel 

David 

JiTLmiah 

Joseph 
Joseph 
Samiu'l 
Hilion 

Hrtija: 
Thnrnas 
Benja: 
Phillip 



& 



Mary 

Drintrah 

Abif^ail 

Ann 

Sarah 

Abigail 

Hannah 

liuih 

Mary 

Ann 

Lyiia 

Lois 

Kezia 

KUaabeik 

Daroiky 

Mary 

Abigail 

Elisaht'th 

Margret 

Ifannah 

Mary 

Susannah 

Mary 

Frafwcs 

Abigail 

Ta^'itha 

Lydia 

Mary 

Man/ 

Aln'r 

Elisabeth 

Mary 

Susannah 

Jane 

Elisabeth 



Bourn 

Wells 

Littlefield 

I'^ton 

I>o\v 

Penny 

Hatch Junr; 

Hatch 

Storer 

Goo<lwin 

Fjiton 
Annia 
Gowen 

1"' ' . 

I : 

Jacobs 

Stevens 

Littlefield 

Emery 

Allen 

Mt)rrison Junr: 

Littlefield Jun 

Wheelwright 

Saver 

Maxell 

Butland 

Hatch 

Jones of Durham 

Jones of Durham 

Curtis 

Dav 

Day 

Goodwin Junr: 

Crediford. 

Hatch 



•On e<^mc pjirp* lonjtrr forms are used instead of this form. 
tCf. p. 311. fiwtnote. 



314 



Records of the First Church of Wells, Me, 



[Oct. 



Mar; 


18 


Margret Da : of Joseph & 


Lydia 


Williams 


Mar; 


18. 


Adah 


James 


Adah 


Snow. 


Apr: 


20. 


Abigail 


Jonathan 


Hannah 


Littlefield 


May. 


11. 


Elisabeth 


Samuel 


Susannah 


Littlefield Junr: 


]\Iay 


18. 


Mary • 


John 


Abigail 


Frost. 


P^Iay 


18. 


Phebe 


Ithamar 


Margret 


Littlefield 


May 


25. 


Rachel 


James 


Rachel 


Buzzy. 


May 


25. 


Lydia 


James 


Rachel 


Buzzy. 


June. 


8. 


Hannah 


Samuel 


Mary 


Goold. 


July. 


6. 


Shuah 


Nehemiah 


Tahitha 


Littlefield. 


July. 


13. 


Abigail 


James 


Sarah 


Boston 


Octr: 


8. 


Abigail 


Joshua 


Susannah 


Cane, of Phillips- 

TOWTI 


Octr. 


26. 


Joanna 


Caleb 


Beriah 


Kimball. 


Novr: 


23d. 


Elisabeth 


Joseph 


Elisabeth 


Eldridge. 


1756 












Janr. 


4th: 


Lydia 


Nathan 
Littlcfidd 


Charity 


Morrison. 


Janr: 


11th. 


Mary 


Joshua 


Ajui 


Eaton. 


Janr: 


25th: 


Abigail 


John Heard 


Hannah 


Hubburd. 


Janr: 


25th: 


Dorcas 


John Heard 


Hannah 


Hubburd. 


Fcbr; 


1st; 


Molly 


Jeremiah 


Sarah 


Stewart. 


Febr: 


8th; 


Hannah 


John Heard 


Hannah 


Hubburd. 


Febr; 


8th; 


Mary Heard 


John Heard 


Hannah 


Hubburd. 


Febr: 


8th: 


Susannah 


William 


Priscilla 


Patten. 


Febr: 


8th: 


Sarah 


Samuel 


Mary 


Hatch. Junr. 


Fcbr: 


11th: 


Bridget 


James 


Bridget 


Chadburn. of 
Philips- town 


Febr: 


nth: 


Mary 


John 


Mary 


Chadburn. of 
Phillips-town 


Febr: 


15. 


Mary 


Gideon 


Adah 


Speere. 


Febr: 


15. 


Mary 


Williajn 


Mary 


Hilton 


Febr: 


15. 


Hannah 


Daniel 


Elisabeth 


l^dwards. 


Febr: 


15. 


Dorcas 


Daniel 


Elisabeth 


I'Mwards. 


Febr: 


22. 


Elisabeth 


Thomas 


Susannah 


Goodwin. Junr. 


Febr: 


29. 


Mary 


Joshua 


Ruth 


Adams. 


Febr: 


29. 


Dorcas 


William 


Mary 


Hilton. 


Mar: 


11. 


Mary 


Edward 


Hannah 


"WTiitehouse. of 
Phillipstown 


Mar: 


11. 


Hannah 


Edward 


Hannah 


AVhitehouse of 
Phillipstown 


Mar: 


11. 


Betcy 


Joshua 


Susannah 


Chadburn of 
Phillipstown 


Mar: 


11. 


Lucy 


Joshua 


Susannah 


Chadburn of 
Phillipstown 


Mar: 


11. 


Abigail 


John 


Phebe 


Urin of Phillips- 
town 


Mar: 


11. 


Ehsabeth 


John 


Phebe 


Urin. of PhiUips- 
town 


Mar. 


20. 


Hannah 


Joseph 


Anna 


Boston. 


Mar. 


20. 


Meribah 


Joshua 


Ann 


Goodwin. 


Mar. 


20. 


Abigail 


Thomas 


Anna 


Boston. 


Mar: 


28. 


Mary 


Naihl: 


Abigail 


Goold. 


Apr: 


11. 


Ehsabeth 


Samuel 


Hannah 


Jefferds. 


Apr.: 


11. 


Keturah 


Nehemiah 


Joanna 


Annis. 


Apr: 


25. 


Sally 


John 


Sarah 


Cain. 



1921] 



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315 



Mfty. 


2. 


Muy 


30. 


May 


'SO. 


May 


30. 


June 


27. 


June 


27. 


July 


3d: 


July 


25 


Auk: 


23. 


8ept; 


5. 


Sept: 


12. 


Sept; 


12 


Novr. 


21. 


Janr; 


12. 


Janr. 


12. 


Sept: 


29. 


1757 




Fchr; 


20. 


Fehr; 


20. 


Mar; 


13. 


Mar; 


13. 


Mar: 


\:i 


Mar; 


•JO. 


Mar; 


20. 


Apr: 


10. 



8 

5 

21 

20 

20 

•1. 

30 
April oO 



Mary Da: of 

Hophzibath 

(Jlive 

Lucy 

Katharine 

Kunico 

Lydia 

Kunicc 

IvxfKTicnce 

Hhodft 

Ksthor 

Dorothy 

I!lisal)cth 

Sarah 

Charity 

Iluldali 

Mrrry 

Su.sannah 

Samh 

Kunicc 

Kloanor 

Miri;ini 

I.<)V(» 

ih 

Martha 

I-UCV 

Martha 

Huth 

PrLscilla 

Lydia 
Hannah 



Benja: <t 

John 

James 

Joseph 

Samuel 

Francis 

John 

Jeremiah 

Gideon 

Samuel 

Sathll: 

Samuel 

John 

Moses 

Sam 11 

John 

Jnsrph 

Dam* I 

Joseph 

John Heard 

Samuel 

Nathaniel 

Sewman 

Dn ! 

A,. . 

Benja; 

Samll, 

Isaac 

James 

Reuben 



Thanhfull 

Mary 

Sarah 

Klisabdh 

Sarah 

Ruth 

Deborah 

Abigail 

Martha 

Sanih 
Jemtmti 
Abigail 
Anna 

Lydia 

Abigail 

Dt/rca^ 

A"/' -;' '' 

Kl . 

Ilnnnah 

lluldah 

Susannah 

Sarah 

Frr.' - 

Tg . 

.^fartha 

Elisabeth 

Hannah 

Sarah 

Hannah 



Ithamar Margaret 

Samuel Mary 

To bo continued] 



Taylor 

Houm. 

Killpatrick. 

Day. 

Clark. Jum". 

Hatch. 

W'ell.s 

I.ittlofiold 

liichard.-ion 

Littlcficld. 

Clark. 

St<-\vurt. .Tiinr. 

Frost. 

Fowlor. (jf 

Philipston 
Cane, of 

Philips town 
Wiiin. 

Cli.'iIirV. 

1 !«Ksard.s. 
Morri>on. 
Hubburd. 
Mnrri'^on. 
I.ittlcfirld. 
Perkins. 
^' -pr. 
i I -■.•h. 
liourn 
I ■•-' -'l.!' 
1. . ■ . 
Has ton 
Chaney. 

Littleficld by 
Mr Fo>tpr 

Hatch by Mr 
Foster 



PROCEEDINGS OF THE NEW ENGLAND HISTORIC 
GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 

By Uenrt Edwards Scott, A.B., Recording Secretarj' 

Boston, Massachusetts, 5 Octof^er 1921. A stat<xl meeting of the Society wa3 
held in Wilder Hall. 9 .Vshburtoii Place, at 2.30 P.M., Alfred Johnson, Vice Presi- 
dent fur Miiine, presiding. 

The minutos of the ^Iay meeting were approved, and the reports of the Cor- 
responding Secretary, Librarian, llistorian, and Council were accepted, the 
Council reporting that since the May meeting members of the Society had been 
elected as follows: 



316 Proceedings of the N. E. Hist. Gen. Society [Oct. 

Honorary Members 

Sir Henry Farnham Burke of London, England, a corresponding 

member since 1887 
Hubert Hall of London, England 

Corresponding Members 

Margaret, Lady Verney, of Rhianva, Menai Bridge, Wales 

Rev. Charles Wilmer Foster of Lincoln, England 

Vincent B. Redstone of Woodbridge, England 

Maj. A. T. Butler of Ix)ndon, England 

Sir Frederic George Kenyon of London, England 

James Sprunt of Wilmington, N. C. 

Life Members 

Edward Hamilton Squibb of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Cansar Augustin Grasselli of Cleveland, Ohio 

William Goodsell Rockefeller of Greenwich, Conn. 

Francis Lee Higginson of Boston, Mass. 

Mrs. Alfred Fitler Moore of Philadelphia, Pa. 

Eugene P. Carver of Brookline, Ma.ss. 

Henry S. Chapman of Glen Ridge, N. J. 

Frederick Foster Brewster of New Haven, Conn. 

Jefferson Seligman of New York City 

Je^sse H. Jones of Houston, Tex. 

Mrs. Lemuel E. (^uigg of Austerlitz, N. Y. 

Joseph A. Jeffrey of C'olumbus, Ohio 

Mrs. Mary Beechcr Ix)iigyeHr of Brookline, Mass. 

Mrs. WiUiam L. ilarkncsy of New York City 

Chester A. Braman of New York City 

Julius Ix^vy of Baltimf)re, Md. 

E. W. Durkee of New York Citv 

George B. Ix'st<'r of New York City 

Mrs. Paul Fitz Simons of Newport, R. L 

OUver G. Jennings of New York City 

Resident Members 

Frank Grant Lewis of Chest<>r, Pa. 

Adelmer Marcus Bates of Flossmoor, 111. 

Alexander Timothy Brown of Syracuse, N. Y. 

Mrs. Olive Harriet Harwood of Benton Harbor, Mich. 

Charles H. Brailley of Thompson's Island, Boston Harbor, Mass. 

Josephine L. Thompson of Chattanooga, Tenn. 

Edward Breck of Wa.shington, D. C. 

Henry I^ighton Rollins of Wellesley, Mass. 

Churchill J. Bartlctt of Mnrlin, Tex. 

P>ank M. Ewer of Jamaica Plain, Mass. 

Mrs. Irving Raymond of Stamford, Conn., who has since election 

become a life member. 
Mrs. Mary Bosworth Clarke of Oakland, Cal. 
Clarence Almon Torrey of Dorchester, Mass. 
Mrs. Margaret Abercrombie of Kingston, Mass. 
Mrs. R. B. Abbott of .\naconda, Mont. 
Lee Sherman Chadwick of Cleveland, Ohio 
Mrs. Russell Magna of Holyoke, Ma.ss. 
Charles Floyd Perkins of Brookline, Mass. 
Mrs. Jenny Frances Lewis of Naugatuck, Conn. 
Mrs. Edward H. Nowers of Lexington, Mass. 

Vice President Johnson, in a few well-chosen words, paid tribute to the mem- 
ory of the late President of the Society, Hon. James Phinney Baxter, who died 
8 May 1921 at the advanced age of ninety years, and, on motion of the Record- 
ing Secretary, it was 

Voted, That the New EnRh^nd Historic Genealogical Society hereby enters in its records its 
appreciation of the great loss that it has sustained in the death, on 8 May 1921, of its honored, 
venerable, and beloved President, James Phinney Baxter, Elected a resident member of the 
Society nearly forty years ago, Mr. Baxter became a life member in 1905 and was enrolled in the 



1<J21| Notes 317 

w riftM of rilcrim Trrr«oUn«ry m«.ni»*r» in 1010. Aft«r holdinc for four yeare th« offic« of 
« rrrstdrnt for Mainr. he wm rlectftl Treaidrnt of the Society at the annual roeetioc OD J»nu- 
V IWU. and •rrvrd in thi* (K^itinn for more than twenty year* — a tenure of offie* more than a 
ir lontcr Ihan that of any ; - ' ■ - " ii<lrnt. 

Wr hroucht to the acrvir. v cKtrnrnre cained in the aucccaaful ronduct of large 

nf and in i-.i; n^^ .:: > !r<Ur drr ' rri deep rtwearrh in chosen fields 

•erature. hroa«l and pr -.rholmnil v to the punx»«» of the 8o<4#*y. 

'. rhararter whirh •tan.;.! lain %M a true New IwiKland gentleman. He wa« / 
rnanre of th#. <iuti<^ f.f ht« office. aMiduoua in attendanc<> at the njr<-tiner» 
aiil llir Sorirty up to % f 'it belor« hw death, aaganoua in rounae! 

I* K* n prr«i.|ii.«t '.flirer. ir^ ■ a l eader. The Society rrcjtlU with cm- 

' for thr r:..iur.;.i( benefit of hw City, hia HUtr. and ' It 

t eitrniU to hui Bone end to hia daughter ihw eipr- irtfrlt 

'•> tit ilietr l>«f«eveiBeot. 

i.. RrcorcIinR Swrrptarv then refwrM to the rrcrnt drath of Frank Krncst 
\N o<Mlwftr(l, a nifiiilxT of tlie Council of thw Society, and, on motion, it wa.s 

I ' I ' • -Und Hi»t..ri<- ftenrnlogirnl Sorirty hrrr*.y rntcm in I's ro-.irlii ita 

•PI '■' ' • ' . > that It Kiwi BttatAmfHi in t* r flr,-»th. on ,•> .Kiijumt I'-'JI. <>f Frank 

I Bme«t \^ A r-l A f»«iid»-iit rnrnj>^r '.( the S-H-»r • ' s'»S hr »M-r\ rii faithfully on thr.^i- mi- 

porianl •■ : 'tie** at van-u* 'm n» and in the (Nnr -: t.^«- ymr* HMH - 101 1 and I'JIW lUJO, 

and waa rlr.Mr«i m Krlr h« ( ■•.<ii,rill«ir ff>r xutrr m.-rr y.-!»r» Hia huainrM training gave 

•■|i4N*ial wrtght to hia a'! .nan iiI f.^fVr* li^a grncalot;.' i! wntinirn ri-'Vrte<l honor on 

the Koriety and furniahed vaiuaMe n: : ita magavine 1 .or chrria)) hia 

memory, and it eitenda to hia «ido« . . . Irrn ita heartfelt «^... f^r.. .v . Mcr>f 

On motion of Vice Praudent I.Amiion it w«« 

Votf<i. 'I hut «t f ..f ihu S<K-ir- ri 

erertrdanre with lh«- ■ ,c vacancy in • • 

Phinnry Kiiitrr and the viir«ncy in the Council cauac*! tjy the death of Krank Krneat Woo«jw ird 

Vice I'n'i'jdrnt Johniton then piTJ*entr ' ' - ..-,.„i,p,. ^^ ^j^p afternoon, P>l\vin 

Janiff* Hipkis*«, Kr«f)<T in the I>epArtn. Vrt, Miwrum of Fine Art.M, 

Hof<t«.ii. uIm v| , ^^ illuslratinK the 

Bul)jr» t of 1 1 J ' ■ . . , •'ury. 

No othtr . mg pn*»^nled, ihe 1 hajr, at 3 3U F.M., declaiT<l the 

roectinK di.«<h4.... ... <i.iw ihr i- •• ' -- f the Sx-irty, with their gucstfl, enjoyed 

the honpitiihty provided by .Itcc on Tapcra aiid Loaays. 



NOTI.S 

It having come to the attention of this Society that certain geneal- 
ogists and publishers have used the name of the Society in con- 
nection with tlieir own enterprises, the Society again desires to 
state tiiat it has NO genealogical representatives in this country 
or in England, nor is it in any way connected with any publications 
other than those that it issues over its own name at 9 Ashburton 
Place, Boston. 

Endocamic Ancestry. — Ever>*one knows that in the absence of intermarriape 
the number of one's ancestors doubles in each generation, the farther back 
the line is traced. It is also obvious that, if endogamy or inbreeding were carried 
to its luiiit, th(' number (^f ancestors in each generation would not exceed two; 
but no actual example of this is known to the writer. The recurrence, generation 
after generation, of the marriage of doubly-related first cousins would give 
four ancestors in each generation except the last. Any more distant degree of 
kinship than this causes the number of ancestors to increase at a surprising rate. 

In counting aru'cstors a complication ari.<cs from the fact that the same indi- 
vidual ancestor may l>e, for example, seven generations back in one line and 
eight generations back in another line. To avoid this difficulty it is necessary 
to take the total number of individuals in all the generations under consideration. 



318 Notes [Oct. 

For example, the maximum number of ancestors in the eighth generation back is 
256; the maximum total in eight generations is 2 + 4 + 8 + 10 + 32 -|- 64 -f 
128 + 256 = 510. An index of endogamy for eiglit generations might be con- 
structed, in the form of a fraction, by using the number 510 as the denominator 
and the actual number of different ancestors in the given case as the numerator. 

In view of the statement, often heard, that inbreeding is injurious to the 
ofTspring, and tlie other statement, sometimes made, tliat New Emilanders 
suffer from the effects of inbreeding, it would be interesting to know the endoga- 
mic indices of families distinguished for g(x>d or bad qualities and also the normal 
or average index of the descendants of early settlers. Possibly some such study 
has been made, but I am not aware of it. 1 believe that it would probably show 
less inbreeding in New Ijigland than in most of the rural parts of Kur(»i>e, on 
account of the migratory habit.s of the first Kurojx'an settlers here and many of 
their descendants. Moreover, as over 20. OCX) immigrants arrived in Massachu- 
setts in the tirst twenty years of the settlement and as only 512 ancestors — in 
the ninth generation back — are required by a young descendant of the present 
day, there was no apparent necessity for marringes between relatives, and such 
marriages as did occur were of the sort that would occur in any part of the world. 

Some endogamic indices that have come to my attention are given herewith 
and may be of intcref»t: Cleopatra, (^ueen of t'^gj'pt, \\l\ Peter the Cruel| 
King of Castile and I><M»n, {\\\ William II. former German Emperor, Iff; 
average Cpo.Ksibly incomplete i of three f on an island off the .Atlan- 

tic coa>st of the United States, JfJ: the : J ca.=<e of recurring marriages 
of doubly-related first cousins. jVo. Other mdiccs, based on different numbers of \ 
generations, are: Herod Agrippa vfour generations), \%\ average of eight royal' 
families of northern Europe (twelve generations), \\\\. 

The ca,ses of Pet<'r the Cruel and Cleopatra (le.serve further consideration. 

Peter's paternal grandfather and his maternal grandmother were brother and 
sister; likewise his maternal grandfather and paternal grandmother. Moreover, 
his paternal grandfather's fatljer and mother were .second cousins, and one Ql 
Peter's great-great-grandmothers wa** an illegitimate daughter of one of hJS 
great-gre.'it-grandfathers. There were other similar connections farther back, 
so that his table of ancestors in the different generations is as follows, the Roman 
numerals indicating the number of the generation: I, 2; II, 4; III, 4; IV, 8; V, 
14 (13); VI, 20 (24); VII, 52 (4S); VIII, 102 {K\)\ total (186). The figures in 
parentheses give the numlx-r of ancestors after deducting thosi' already met with 
in a previous generation. 

Cleopatra's father was the son of a concubine, but he married his half sister^ 
who was the child of Ptolemy VIII and the latter's sister. These two in turn 
were the children of Ptolemy VII and Cleopatra, the daughter of his brother 
and sister. In the fifth generation of ascent we find another marriage of a brother 
and sister and in the seventh generation still another. The number of ancestonij 
in each generation ls as follows: I, 2; II, 3; III, 4: IV, 8; V, 14 (12); VI, 26 (22); 
Vll, 47 (41); VIII, 88 (79); total (171). Po«sibly the total should be less, as 
there is .some doubt concerning the origin of some of the ancestors. 

It would be unwise to make any generalization from these two cases as to the 
harmful results of inbree<liiig. Peter's cruelty was probably due not so much 
to his poverty in ancestors as to the fact that cruelty was a common characteristic 
in the royal houses both of Castile and of Portugal. He might have inherited 
good qualities, if they had been as common among his ancestors. In the case of 
Cleopatra, she undoubtedlv had a mind of the first order, and her character was 
vigorous, even if unscrupufous. 

Authorities for the foregoing statements are Huth's "Marriage of Near Kin," 
Woods's "Heredity in Royalty," Bouillet's "Atlas d'Histoire et de Geographic," 
and Thomson's "Evolution." 

Cajiibridge, Mass. Rufus Sticknet Tucker. 



Palmer: Additions and Corrections. — Since the pubhcation of the article 
entitled "Some Descendants of William Palmer of Watertown, Mass., and 
Hampton, N. H.," in the Register for July, 1914 (vol. 68, pages 25^262), 
additional information has been received about the children of Trueworthy* 
Palmer (6) and Jonathan* Palmer (7). The lists of these children printed on 



1U211 Xot€M 319 

' Tc, be reviacd in con- 

•"•• • ' •■ . i- wi a5 follown: 

ChiUlrrn (of Tnicworthy* Vhl. . y first wife: 

I Ba^ii.* h 23 Apr. 1773: m. about 1800 James Roluns of Loudon, 
N. H , b. 1 • " ■ ' • , - , • 

U. Jri.mi b . ,pr. 1797 Jonathan Uoluns of 

Ixmilon. N U . b 1*) Mot. 1773, d. 7 Sept. 1832. 
ill. Jamcji. b. 17 June 1777. 

iv. I»iH, b. 11 July 1779; m. 26 Nov. 1797 John Tiiompuon. 
7. V. J ' '. Jan. I7H2. 

vi. .N: inc I7H4. 

VII. NV of l>iver, N. II.. b. 17 July 1786; m. 3 Apr. 1815 Maria 

i......MX. 

▼iii. Enikii, b. Jl Apr. 1789; m. Maroarct GRUsn. 

ix Anna, b. 15 Auic 1791; m. LrrrLcriKLO of Dover, N. H. 

Oul.ln- ' ' '- -» ' Palmer) by Mooiid wife: 
I. Titr* < 1797. 

xi. HrcriiBN, b. Itf Aug. 17V0. 

f Jooathao* Palmer) by (imt wife: 

- «%oooo/ b. 4 (>cl, 1S07; ro. in Jan. is;i4 lUiiKtCA Ridii- 



I 



Childrrn [of Jonathan' Palmer) by iMnod wife: 

ii. J ' lHll;d 

iii <ii ^ *' ^•i Ah . ...- 11 Dec 1871; m. 13 Apr. 

1S.H Ii u. ^ 

iv. ^^ - < ' ! 1813; d. 25 May 1857; m. 28 Feb. 

V. SiMMN 1 I>pc, 1815; d. 25 Jan. 1863; m. 10 Nov. 

I.SJ ■ 1 . , .,..LI% 

▼i. Davi r>. b 14 May 1818; d. 22 May 1892; m. 11 Dec. 

** Ik^awKix- 

▼ii. J b 19 Dec 1820; d. 6 Apr. 1898; m. 21 Oct. 
l>. 

8. viii. J»v, . f 1 V o 

ix N' 19 Mar. 1914; m. John II. Garvin 

X. >! M > 'is29: d. unm. 14 Oct, 1846. 

z> Ji) Mar. 1833; d. 15 Sept. 1901; m. 13 June 

BotUm, Mast. Wiluam Lincoln Palmer. 



Woollkt: Additions ant> O^iiurcTioN'*. — Wc all owe to Mrs Irrnc Cynthia 

^""' ' a debt of ■. '•- "- • - ^ - •- -. ^nd th - *• •'tudy of the W oolley 

m the Rk- ^upra, \ UK She has solved a 

u th!\t ■ a«»r!». In tiic i; '< r>>-t of c.ss, 

' r. I HHi nisplacement of i.aiii- - "ii ; . 'hat 

le ami to ix^ui a bnel aot^iunt ol l>r. David WooUry of Hinsdale, N. H., and 

, —^ chiKirm. who .h> not :»j)i><:ir in Mn*. Gould's article. 

I The David \\i>*.llry »h.> js tiwu on |m^e ^i3 of the present volume of the 

■' -rrt.r.il >>u .i' lh<>m.i5* ^^ 'S) was in tvv.' 

*.'.'• V 7' :■.:- ! ! >" n.inn be inserteii in 

dzcn ^ : J. between the names of Joseph ^ui) and 

'r>* iiv . . ."■.': "'f^ ^ ^^'^ David is proved by an order of 

judiire of p- .■% Co., M .-- .ii^d 10 Mar. 17S4. directing the 

VIZ., David ^' '' '' "all, 

'■) repay in eqi. . i to 

r Joseph when tiie c.-^tnto of Jonathan Wooliey [3, ui, their uncle] was 

t in RsotrrKm. rol. 6^*^. p. 261. that the married 27 Oct. 1706 Benning Adnm* of 
; 1 . ia incorrvot. * 



320 Notes [Oct. J 

first settled, 26 July 1767 (Middlesex Probate Records).* This David* WooUey, 
of Bedford and Princeton, Mass., son of Joseph^ (7), was born about 1744, an